JUNCTION CITY - The ladies stood in a semi-circle drinking soda from straws, some smoking cigarettes.
This ain't a garden club.
They spend their evenings plotting good deeds for the community. They spend the rest of their time in fellowship and fundraising. They are the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary.
The founders started the order in 1898 as a club for common men. In the 1920s, the first ladies auxiliary was formed. Their mission is to be bound together to help each other and do good deeds.
The Junction City Eagles and their auxiliary try to live up to that mission.
They provide lots of different kinds of help
They gave $500 to Toys for Tots. Bought new flags for the city. Threw a Christmas party for local kids. Delivered fruit baskets to people who don't have holiday company, have lost a spouse or been in an accident.