From left: Kevin Gates, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61, Yarmouth town councillor Sandy Dennis and Branch 61 poppy campaign chairperson Adrienne Speck during the Oct. 25 poppy campaign launch in the Branch 61 hall.
ERIC BOURQUE PHOTO
An official launch was held Friday morning at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 in Yarmouth for the 2013 poppy campaign.
Poppies will be available at various locations in the lead-up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.
At Friday's ceremony, Adrienne Speck, Branch 61's poppy campaign chairperson, presented a poppy to Councillor Sandy Dennis, who attended the event on behalf of Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood.
Money raised through the poppy campaign helps, to give a few examples:
--provide assistance to needy ex-service members and their families;
--purchase medical equipment and appliances for community health facilities;
--pay for medical research and training;
--build affordable housing for veterans and senior citizens;
--pay for bursaries for needy students;
--provide support services to senior citizens (meals on wheels, drop-in centres etc...)