Bio: Schultz, Halo, Named Poppy Princess (2022)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schultz, Wiggs, Wells, Elmhorst

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/08/2022

Halo Schultz, Named Poppy Princess (2022)

Neillsville Legion Auxiliary Unit 73 Poppy Princess Halo Schultz poses for a photo with her grandfather, veteran and Legion member Marcus Schultz, and Unit 73 president, Susan Wells.
Valerie Brecht/Clark County Press

By Valorie Brecht

A new royal figure has been crowned in Neillsville. Soon-to-be third grader Halo Schultz is this year’s Neillsville Legion Auxiliary Unit 73 Poppy Princess.

Halo received her crown and sash during a short ceremony for friends, family and community members Memorial Day at the Legion Hall.

Halo’s responsibility will be to sell paper poppies, with the proceeds going directly to help veterans or active-duty military personnel with medical or financial needs. Since 1920, the red poppy has been the official flower of the American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during war.

Halo will attend some of the Auxiliary meeting and ride along in parades.

Auxiliary members are trying to bring back the Poppy Princess program after many years with no princess. Halo was a logical choice for Poppy Princess, as she has family connections to the military. Her grandfather Marcus Schultz served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and is a member of the Neillsville American Legion. Halo’s 101-year-old grandmother, Mary Wiggs of Indiana, served in the Women’s Army Corps in Italy during World War II.

Halo is part of the American Legion Auxiliary Juniors program, which is for girls under the age 18 with a family member in the American Legion. For more information, contact Unit 73 treasurer and district vice president Jesse Elmhorst at 715-937-8246.



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