H Legion to Fete 100 Children At Wood River WOOP RIVKR-Approximatcly 100 outstanding seventh and eighth graders in the Wood River public and parochial school systems will ho fried at the eighth annual American Legion Post 204 Youth Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Legion home. Included in the pupils to be honored will be essay contest and Medal Award winners at the schools lor this year and last year -the annual banquet was not held ast. year—and olher outstanding students in activities at the schools. Francis Manning, Americanism committee chairman for Posl 204. will introduce the winners of the essay contests and Medal Awards. Also, members of the Girl, Boy and Explorer Scout troops, sponsored by Post 204, will be recog- ni/ed. One Boy Scout and one Girl Scout will be announced during the evening to attend the annual slate camp in Springfield. Howard Getting will act as emcee for the event, with the Rev. Manley Mace, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, to offer the invocation and Mayor Delaney giving fin address of welcome. Eight 1 acts will be presented by children and teenagers for the entertainment part of the program. Included will be: Three piano solos, by Francine and Melanie Pisarek and Lowell-Langehaug; a medley of songs by the Singing Jamerson Sisters, Evelyn and Sandie; trumpet solos by Mary Margaret McCleisch and Paul Hurst; and a square dance exhibition by Lucian Ringering's teenage "Ho- downers." Mrs. Peggy Ayres will accompany the acts on the piano. Serving on the Legion commlt- ee for the banquet are: Dr. Stan Pisarek, chairman; Howard Mathis and Edward L. Emerick.