A dozen members of Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 Auxiliary brought summer sunshine to residents of the Vineland Veterans Home recently with a biennial event called Fruit and Bingo.Veterans were served fresh fruit as they played bingo with prizes totaling $500. The afternoon of fun and games was organized by Auxiliary member Joanne Marzulli, and is another activity sponsored by the local American Legion family, designed for local veterans and their spouses“We hold this event each June and December,” said Marzulli. “It is a way to say ‘thank you’ to former military personnel who have sacrificed so much for their country.”The Auxiliary is one of three branches of the American Legion, with membership open to family members of living or deceased veterans who were honorably discharged or still serving honorably.“Our motto is: We answer the call of Service not Self,” added Marzulli. “It is our mission to serve and give back to America’s finest – our servicemen and women.”Auxiliary meetings are held every second Wednesday @ 7:00 PM at American Legion Post 524, 3304 Bay Avenue in Ocean City. Additional membership information can be requested from Karen Laughlin at (609) 412-6838 or by emailing [email protected] .Liz Mossop (foreground) and Cathy McMenimen serve fresh fruit to veterans the biennial Fruit and Bingo event sponsored by the Ocean City American Legion Auxiliary.Auxiliary Member Nancy Plaushinat (right) calls numbers at the Vineland Veterans Home.