An American Legion Family Christmas tradition still going strong in Jasper, Ind., after 80 years. Sisters Anna Messier, 79, Louise Schitter, 88, and Sally Rees, 92, became active in the American Legion Auxiliary and took their turns running the Christmas party. The three were honored for their service. Rees ran the party for about 50 years. Rees was a member of the auxiliary while her husband, Robert “Cotton” Gunselman, an Army man, was a member of the American Legion. Read more here.John Gunselman of Jasper, now 63, is pictured sitting with Santa Claus at the American Legion Christmas Party about 60 years ago at Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium in Jasper.