Mayor Michelle celebrates Buddy Poppy Month with King Wally Simkus, grandson of Wally and Kathy, Queen Allison Garcia, daughter of Mary Garcia, Greg Szafranski, and Wally Simkus. On March 31st, 2016, Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush proclaimed the month of April as official Buddy Poppy Month in the City of Calumet City.
The annual sale of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been officially recognized and endorsed by the government leaders since 1922. V.F.W. Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans. The proceeds of the Buddy Poppy fundraising campaign are used exclusively the benefit of disabled and needy veterans.
Happy Buddy Poppy Month from Mayor Michelle and all of Calumet City!