Allenton, WI – The Wreaths Across America campaign sponsored by the Allenton American Legion Fohl-Martin Post 483 will place 549 wreaths this season.
The post is current holding a drive to collect enough money to have a wreath at each of the veterans’ graves at the 15 cemeteries in the Allenton and Slinger area. This is almost a 100% increase in the number of wreaths needed from last year’s total.
Donations to the wreath campaign can be made in honor of a specific veteran or as a general donation. Wreaths can be purchased for those graves at other cemeteries as well. If a wreath needs to go to a cemetery other than the 15 listed, they can be ordered and picked up at the Allenton American Legion Post on Railroad Street starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 18.
The donation forms can be picked up at the following businesses—Romie’s BP, National Exchange Bank, Alma’s Café all in Allenton, and Schaefer’s BP in Slinger.
The forms and money need to be returned on or before December 6 to allow enough time to get the order in.
The wreaths day placement is December 18, at 9 a.m. there will be a coordinated effort at all 15 cemeteries to place the wreaths following a short ceremony by the lead person at the cemetery. The post asks those willing to help should be at the cemetery by 8:45 a.m.
The 15 cemeteries include: Sacred Heart, Saints. Peter & Paul (Nenno), St. Anthony, St. Mathias (Nabob), St. John’s UCC (Town of Wayne), St. Peter Lutheran (Town of Wayne)and Zion Lutheran (Town of Wayne) in the Allenton area.
In Slinger the cemeteries will be at Union, New and Old St. Peter, St. Paul’s, St. John and Faith Cemeteries.
The Allenton Lions have generously donated $300 towards the purchase of 20 wreaths. “Other organizations are invited to help with donations to help to purchase these wreaths,” said Second Vice Commander Ron Naab.
The image above is a copy of the dedication card for those wreaths which are specifically designated.