Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt, center, signs a proclamation Wednesday afternoon for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Poppy Days campaign as VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Cheryl Feree, left, and VFW Ladies Auxiliary Trustee Sheryl Davis, righ, watch. The Poppy campaign begins Friday, Nov. 8, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 16. VFW Auxiliary members will have them available at Hy-Vee, Fareway, Mahaska Drug and Wal-Mart. Proceeds from Poppy Days will help Mahaska County veterans and their families, as well as local disaster victims or local school children.