WEIRTON - The Tri-State Marine Corps Club and Auxiliary held their annual Christmas party at Undo's.
Shirley Brecht thanked and welcomed everyone for attending the event; Auxiliary Chaplain Mary Ann Smith gave the invocation; and Marcy Spano handled the guest book.
Duke Horstemeyer gave a short speech on the Tri-State Marine Corps Club's origins.
The Tri-State Marine Corps Club and Auxiliary recently held their Christmas party, where Auxiliary President Joan Spano announced the auxiliary’s 2013 adopted veteran will be Daniel Lyons.
Following dinner, guest speaker Jack L. Ernest spoke about the holiday and why it is better to give than receive. Comptroller Daniel Lyons presented Ernest with a Corps club membership club, and the auxiliary gave him a gift card.
Brecht gave the auxiliary's 2012 adopted veteran, Duke Horstemeyer with a greeting card and gift card. Auxiliary President Joan Spano presented the auxiliary's 2013 adopted veteran, Lyons, with a wallet with the Marine emblem, a gift from the auxiliary, and a checkbook cover with the emblem, a gift from Joan Spano.
Brecht, Elliott and Marcy Spano distributed door prizes to all who attend. Brecht decorated each place setting with Christmas ornament favors; and Joan Spano place a 2013 calendar and symbols of the Christmas reading at each setting.
Auxiliary Treasurer Maxine Ragan was recognized. Ragan has been married to her husband, George, for 60 years, and the couple has two daughters, one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. She is a 17-year member of the auxiliary, 60-year member of Follansbee Presbyterian Church and a member of the Eastern Star. Ragan assists with addressing Christmas cards for veterans, the Marine ball, picnic and Christmas party.
The auxiliary presented Joan Spano with a gift.
Brecht read Happy Holidays to close the party.