Manned tables for poppies are scarce this year due to the pandemic. Legion 191 president Len Lavender brings some to the public at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Chemainus to make sure they’re accessible as much as possible. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Manned tables for poppies are scarce this year due to the pandemic. Legion 191 president Len Lavender brings some to the public at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Chemainus to make sure they’re accessible as much as possible. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Poppy Family

Chemainus Legion 191 looking for strong contributions in this year’s pandemic campaign

Poppies anyone? Chemainus Legion 191 president brings a tray of them to the 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Manned tables for poppies are scarce this year due to the pandemic. Legion 191 president Len Lavender brings some to the public at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Chemainus to make sure they’re accessible as much as possible. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Don Bodger

The Courier

Chemainus Legion 191 looking for strong contributions in this year’s pandemic campaign

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