Poppies sold by donation Friday, Saturday at TSC
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 of Bellefontaine has selected Gwenyth Lile as their 2020 Poppy Queen.
Gwenyth resides in Danville, Ky., and is a daughter of Chad and Ashley Lile.,both U.S. Air Force veterans. Mrs. Lile is currently a junior member of Unit 173.
The auxiliary will be accepting donations for poppies Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at Tractor Supply Co., 1651 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. All proceeds support Logan County veterans.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Gwenyth will not be in attendance during the event.
In addition to her parents, Gwenyth’s family has an extensive history of military service, including her maternal grandmother Suzy Tapp, USAF and past Commander of American Legion Post 173; maternal grandfather Charles Maxson, U.S. Army; paternal grandfather William Lile, U.S. Army; paternal grandmother Susan Lile, civil service; uncle Clifton Maxson, U.S. Navy; and several other uncles, great-uncles and great-grandfathers who all served in the U.S. armed forces.
Gwenyth is a gymnast, a straight A student and enjoys school and science class at Woodlawn Elementary School, her family said. She also enjoys being outdoors on her trampoline, riding her bike and hopes to learn how to play tennis when normal sporting activities resume.
She received the Heart-to-Heart Award from her fourth-grade teacher because she is kind and concerned about her friends and peers. The poppy queen also is a big sister to brother, Ronin, 3, and has a baby sister on the way.