Published On: Wed, Dec 14th, 2016

‘Christmas Wishes’ generates $12,000 for needy

OSMOND — Osmond city auditorium was transformed into a holiday setting for the annual “Osmond Christmas Wishes” party on Sunday, Dec. 11. Hosted by Sons of the American Legion (SAL), the event is held to generate funds for needs throughout the community . . . those who could use a helping hand.

At the close of the social hour, SAL Commander Ron Stech welcomed those present and commented on the Stars and Stripes which had just been presented by SAL, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members. He recalled the conflicts in which the United States has been involved and the dedication of the military to defend that flag and what it stands for. He added that he is proud to be a part of the Sons of the American Legion and support this program. He extended thanks to those helping to make the evening successful.

Master of ceremonies Jim Schmit walked among the tables of 160 guests (10 more than last year) seeking those for whom this was their first attendance at the event. He welcomed a number of people and greeted everyone on his tour. He noted Chick and Dee Reed, who were first-time attendees, but who have been among Osmond’s biggest supporters through the years. Dr. David Johnson Jr. noted that he wasn’t present last year because he was in the hospital, but pointed out the cohesiveness of the program in helping others. Welcomed to the community were Kevin Lauck and Ryley Eckman, co-owners of Osmond Medical Clinic, and staff member Angela Chambers, a physician’s assistant at the clinic. The medical clinic is located in the facility formerly operated by Dr. Johnson.

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