Holiday collection drives

Glastonbury - posted Oct, 03 2012

GLASTONBURY - Glastonbury VFW and Post 7659 Women’s Auxiliary will hold special collection and packing events to “Support Our Soldiers” by sending a little bit of home to those serving our country this holiday season. On Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hillstown Grange Hall, 617 Hills St., East Hartford will be collection and packing of fall items, socks and Halloween candy. Volunteers are needed. Fall items include socks, snacks, razors, tooth care items and Halloween candy. There will be refreshments. On Nov. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at So. Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford will be Thanksgiving homemade cookies and cards and left over Halloween candy. Drop off cookies by 2 p.m. On Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. at So. Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St., East Hartford will be Christmas and holiday cookies. Drop off cookies by 2 p.m. There will be an 'After Packing Party’ to celebrate the holidays. Side dishes are needed, the main course and drinks will be provided. If you are unable to help out, monetary donations will be accepted for shipping the boxes. An average month’s shipping cost is around $500. Checks can be made out to Glastonbury VFW and mailed to: Glastonbury VFW, C/O Frank Forrest, 165 Maple St. East Hartford, CT 06118. For more information call Frank at 860-690-2845 or e-mail glastonburyvfw@aol.com.


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