LEBANAON, Ind. - The Annual Program of the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home Auxiliary was held at Gress Memorial Chapel on the Home's Lebanon campus in April. The gathering brought Auxiliary members and guest from across Indiana, representing several United Methodist congregations.

The Auxiliary was organized more than 40 years ago and sponsors several meaningful projects which benefit the youth. Through annual dues of $3, the Auxiliary helps fund flu inoculations, orthodontia needs, educational and recreational supplies and much more. This past year The Auxiliary gave $4,500.

The Auxiliary confirmed its officers at the organization's annual meeting. The Rev. James Allen, minister of Thorntown UMC, conducted the installation service. Officers include: Nancy Beesley of Thorntown UMC, president; Mary Leitch of First UMC, New Castle, secretary; Martha Parr of Otterbein UMC in Lebanon, membership chairperson, and Peggy Enos of Covington UMC, treasurer.