Chairs go to area children


Three-year-old Bailey Marie Castillo, shown with her mother Lindsey Parr, was the recipient of one of the rocking chairs made by members of the Markle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671. Bailey lives in Benton City, WA. Photo provided.

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671, Markle, recently made 40 teddy bear rocking chairs, distributing 37 of the chairs to area children over the Christmas season.

The recipients, age 4 and younger, included post members' families and other children in need.

The project was inspired by 20-month-old James Darren Middleton, son of Adam and Kristina Middleton and grandson of a Post 6671 member.

Complete caption: Three-year-old Bailey Marie Castillo, shown with her mother Lindsey Parr, was the recipient of one of the rocking chairs made by members of the Markle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671. Bailey lives in Benton City, WA, with her mother and father, Eddie Castillo, and is being treated for a tumor on her brain stem. She is the granddaughter of Post 6671 member Joe Snyder and his wife Helen Snyder.