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Larece Galer brings you the latest military news. To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Marines at the mall mark the holiday season

The holidays are almost here.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and of course, the shopping hysteria right behind that. A wide variety of programs are available to help those in need.
While shopping for the perfect gift for everyone on the list, please remember to pick up an extra toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program, or perhaps while at the grocery store, buy an extra bag of beef jerky for a USO care package.
Donations to any number of reputable agencies will help see that our troops are remembered at the holidays. The toys that are distributed by Toys for Tots are a small guarantee that every child has a Christmas.
It wouldn’t be the holiday season at the mall without the Marines in their dress blue uniforms collecting for Toys for Tots. I look forward to seeing them every year.

Annual Pearl Harbor Day dinner at Hellriegel’s
The Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner will begin with an open bar at 1700 hours (5 p.m.), followed by a steak dinner at 1800 hours (6 p.m.), Dec. 7 at Hellriegel’s Inn, 1840 Mentor Ave. in Painesville Township.
The guest speaker will be retired Col. Timothy Gorrell, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.
Spouses and attendants are welcome. Tickets are $35 per person. To reserve tickets call 440-354-9530.
Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms or a part of the uniform.

Gunny’s Hall serving daily lunches
Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Road in Mentor, is serving daily lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fish fry dinners on Friday evenings. There are also weekly specials offered. For details, call the hall at 440-974-9380.

Veterans’ cards offered at Morley Library Saturday
Representatives of the Lake County Recorder’s Office will be at Morley Public Library, 184 Phelps St. in Painesville, from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 to register Lake County veterans for the County Veterans ID Card. Veterans need to bring the original or a certified copy of their DD-214 and a photo ID. For details about the card, call the Recorder’s Office at 440-350-2508.

Burton post will host Pearl Harbor Day Memorial service
Atwood-Mauck Post 459, of Burton-Middlefield, will host a Pearl Harbor Day Memorial at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the village gazebo in Burton.
The public is encouraged to attend. For details, call Bo at 440-834-8764.

Euclid Legion Auxiliary Unit hosts craft show
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of Euclid American Legion Post 343 will host a craft show at the post home, 20750 Arbor Ave. in Euclid, from 4 to 9 p.m., Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22.
The public is welcome. For more details, call Mary at 216-289-7388.

Willoughby Legion post hosts vendor fair
American Legion Post 214, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host a vendor fair from noon to 5 p.m. at the post home Nov. 23. The sale is open to the public and the auxiliary will host a bake sale.
Vendors will include Mary Kay, Tupperware, Beauty Control, Jamberry Nails, Avon, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Silpada, Party Lite and Tastefully Simple. Funds raised from the event will be used for American Legion Auxiliary sanctioned programs.

Creations for veterans
Join Geauga Park District and Operation S.T.A.T. at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township, for a make-and-give event from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.
Help create patriotic evergreen door swags for veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals to show that they are not forgotten during the holiday season. Supplies will be provided.
For details, call MaryRuth Shumway at 216-905-8081.

Toys for Tots collection points
Red Roof Inns are one of the many drop-off locations for Toys for Tots. During the holiday season, Red Roof Inn sponsors the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Foundation so that the tradition of giving hope and smiles to children will continue.
Red Roof locations in the Cleveland area will collect new unwrapped toys in the lobbies through Dec. 15.

USAM to host pasta dinner
The United States Aviation Museum, sponsor of the annual Gathering of Eagles air show, will host a pasta dinner at La-Vera Party Center, 32200 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills, from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
Tickets are $30 each. All proceeds will benefit the Gathering of Eagles air show.
For more information, call Don Manno at 440-442-4151.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday fun packing baskets

Veterans Day has come and gone for another year. I have to say I was surprised by the many events and free offers for veterans throughout the area.
It is heartwarming to see so many schools, clubs and private businesses step up to recognize the service and sacrifice of all those that served.
The holiday season is now only a few weeks away. Most of the posts will be putting together food baskets and care items for families in the post home area. The baskets are put together from donations and distributed in the post home area in most cases. That means that the baskets are being delivered to neighbors.
If donating items is not to your liking, then volunteer to help pack or distribute the baskets. It’s been almost 25 years and I can still remember the first time I volunteered to pack baskets for a holiday as one of the best days spent at a post. Everyone was happy and doing something constructive and helpful at the same time.

AMVETS Rock-A-Thon a success
AMVETS Post 1971, 4129 Main St. in Perry, raised $1,770 during the 18th annual Rock-A-Thon for Hospice of the Western Reserve. Rockers and sponsors rocked the day away in front of the post home in Perry. Each year, the post sponsors the event to help raise funds for the hospice. The annual event is open to anyone who would like to volunteer or sponsor a rocker. For details about the next Rock-A-Thon, call the post at 440-259-5131.

Breakfast at Gunny’s Hall
Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Drive in Mentor, will host a Sunday Breakfast Buffet that is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The cost is $7.50 per person and special orders are available. For details, call the hall at 440-974-9380.

AMVETS serving breakfast
Sons of AMVETS Post 109, 7847 Lake Shore Blvd. in Mentor-on-the-Lake, will serve breakfast on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be $5 per person and is open to the public. For details, call the post at 440-257-9217.

VFW hosts fish fry
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7754, 540 New St. in Fairport Harbor, will host a fish fry Nov. 14 at the post home. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner will be served 4 to 7 p.m.
Because of the holiday, this will be the only fish fry served this month. For more information, call 440-352-1123.

WWII and Korean Veterans eat free
Sons of the American Legion of American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will serve a free dinner to veterans of World War II and Korea from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15. The veterans and their spouses will be served free, guests will be served for $10.
For details, call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Leroy VFW hosts pork chop dinner
Leroy-Thompson VFW Post 7939, 12827 Painesville-Warren Road, Leroy Township will host a pork chop dinner 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 15, at the post home. Dinner will be $12 per person. For details call the post home at 440-254-0609.

Work party to lower flags in Eastlake
The Eastlake Boulevard of 500 Flags volunteer Committee will host a work party at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 to lower the flags.
The parties are open to anyone who would like to volunteer. Volunteer should bring work gloves.
The Boulevard of 500 Flags is maintained by volunteers and donations. For information about volunteering, call 440-951-1416.

Veterans Hospitality Dinner in Kirtland
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghost Rider Foundation.

Toys for Tots collection point
Red Roof Inns are one of the many drop-off locations for Toys for Tots.
During the holiday season, Red Roof Inn sponsors the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation so that the tradition of giving hope and smiles to children will continue.
Red Roof locations in the Cleveland area will collect new unwrapped toys in the lobbies through Dec. 15.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Team RWB addresses PTSD with endurance sports

Team Red, White and Blue addresses mental health issues within the veterans community through endurance sports, leadership training camps and volunteer activities to enhance the lives of veterans and assist them in reintegration into the local community.
Thomas Beers, veterans outreach director of Team RWB Cleveland/Akron, will speak at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 11. The public is welcome.
The Cleveland/Akron chapter of Team RWB will participate in the national flag relay on Nov. 4. The relay is being done to show support for our nation’s heroes as it crosses the country carried by members of the RWB team. The relay began Sept. 11 in San Francisco, California, and will end on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, just outside of Washington, D.C., at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Team Cleveland/Akron has 12 runners who will participate over challenging terrain, beginning in Fairview, Ohio, just east of Columbus, crossing the Ohio River into West Virginia and ending in Claysville, Pennsylvania. Team Cleveland/Akron is the only RWB team that will step into three states. For more information about Team Red, White and Blue, visit TEAMRWB.org.

Ladies Auxiliary President visits Painesville post
The Ladies Auxiliary of Painesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2595, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville, will host State President Sandra Uzell at a whistle stop membership pickup visit at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the post home. For details, call Auxiliary President Diane McSween at 440-354-3350 or District 7 Membership Chairman Judy Uehlinger at 440-466-7947.

Dine to Donate’ at Applebee’s
Operation S.T.A.T. will host a “Dine to Donate” night at Applebee’s on Maplegrove Road in Willoughby Hills on Nov. 5. Applebee’s will donate 15 percent of the bill to Operation S.T.A.T. from each patron who visits the restaurant with the Dine to Donate flier. The flier is available on the Operation STAT Facebook page.

Marine Corps Birthday Ball announced
The 239th USMC Birthday Ball sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 782 will be 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 8 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 133 South Spruce St. in Jefferson. The event is open to the public and tickets are $45 per couple or $25 per single. For details, call Tom Lucas Jr. at 440-813-3914.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick, will host a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from local merchants.
The drawing will be during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Leroy post hosts pork chop dinner
Leroy-Thompson VFW Post 7939, 12827 Painesville Warren Road in Leroy Township, will host a pork chop dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the post home. Dinners will be $12 each. For details, call 440-254-0609.

Catholic War Veterans recruiting week
Catholic War Veterans of the United States will be actively recruiting the week of Nov. 8-16 at Catholic churches in the Greater Cleveland area. Organized in 1935, membership is open to baptized Catholic men and women who served at least 90 days active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces. For details about National Recruitment, week visit www.cwv.org.

Madison Library helps with fundraising
The Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, is helping local veterans with the naming of the Madison High School football field.
The field will be the “Dick Hamblin Field.” Hamblin was the first local casualty of the Vietnam War.
The library will have a donation jar out at the library the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 10 to 15. Funds collected will be used to purchase a sign for under the scoreboard.

SALs host Poor Man’s Reverse Raffle
The Sons of the American Legion will host a Poor Man’s Reverse Raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at American Legion Post 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick.
Tickets are $15 each and on sale at the bar. Live entertainment by Alex Bevan will follow in the canteen. For details, call the post home at 440-943-9659.

Work party at Boulevard of Flags
The Eastlake Boulevard of 500 Flags volunteer committee will host a work party at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 to lower the flags.
The work party is open to anyone who would like to volunteer. Those helping should bring gloves. For information about volunteering, call 440-951-1416.

Fundraiser benefits Fisher House
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31, will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. To purchase tickets or donate a raffle basket or item, please call 216-337-8997.

Veterans Hospitality Dinner at Old South Church
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghost Rider Foundation.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

District 9 President Louise Cichon, Bernice Dworning and Maribeth Shankman celebrate Dworning’s 50 year membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, Willowick Unit 678.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Civil Air Patrol honored

The Air Force Association has honored the Civil Air Patrol with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of 70 years of helping to secure America, with special mention of its World War II service.
The Civil Air Patrol will be recognized with the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the service that the CAP gave to the country during World War II. The medal was signed into law on May 30 and will be presented in Washington, D.C., in December.
The Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, only a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The first CAP members helped support the war effort with patrols of the American coastline. They assisted in locating German submarines that were trying to sink American ships full of cargo and supplies bound for Europe.
The CAP reported 173 suspected submarines, performed 5,684 special convoy missions; the pilots reported 17 floating mines, 36 bodies, 91 ships in distress and 363 survivors in the water.
By the end of World War II the CAP, as the auxiliary force of the Army Air Forces, had flown more than 750,000 hours on all missions, with a loss of 65 members and 150 aircraft.

Madison Auxiliary hosts pork dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 112, 6671 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will host a pork dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home. Dinners are $10 per person. For details, call the post home at 440-428-7893.

Mentor Senior Center hosts breakfast for vets
The Fifth Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration in advance is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725. The event is co-sponsored with Perkins Pancake House in Painesville.

Nonfiction author to speak at Notre Dame
Geauga County Library Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker series will feature Alex Kershaw, author of acclaimed World War II nonfiction, at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson Township.
Tickets for the program are $5 and are available at all Geauga County libraries and at the door. Patrons may bring their books to be signed and books will be available for purchase before and after the program courtesy of Barnes and Noble.
For details, call Kristen Haskell at 440-286-6811 ext. 131.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678 is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be held during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Catholic War Veterans recruiting members
Catholic War Veterans of the United States will be actively recruiting the week of Nov. 8-16 at Catholic churches throughout the Cleveland area.
Organized in 1935, the Catholic War Veterans received an apostolic blessing from Pope Pius XI and a Congressional Charter from President Reagan in 1984.
For details about National Recruitment week, visit www.cwv.org.

Sub Zero Mission collecting warming items
The Painesville Police Department will host a stuff the bus event to benefit Sub Zero Mission from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9.
Warming items such as gloves, scarves, fleece garments, hoodies, sleeping bags, tents, blankets, new socks, boots, hand warmers and flannel are all welcome. The bus will be parked in the police and fire lot off of East Erie Street next to Arby’s.

Madison Library helps to rename football field
The Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will help local veterans in a project connected with the naming of the high school football field.
The field will be renamed “Dick Hamblin Field.” Hamblin was the first local casualty of the Vietnam War.
Funds collected, through a donation jar at the library the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 10 through 15, will be used to purchase a sign for under the scoreboard. The dedication will be at the first home football game of 2015.

Poor man’s raffle at Willowick Legion
The Sons of the American Legion will host a poor man’s reverse raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at American Legion Post 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick.
Tickets are $15 each. After the raffle, entertainment by Alex Bevan will take place in the canteen. For details, call the post home at 440-943-9659.

PLAV hosts Fisher House fundraiser
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31, will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. To purchase tickets or donate a raffle basket or item, call 216-337-8997.

Veterans Hospitality dinner in Kirtland
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghost Rider Foundation.

Catholic War Veterans host reverse raffle
Catholic War Veterans of Lake County will host its first reverse raffle at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake.
Tickets are $65 per person or $35 for a dinner-only ticket. All proceeds benefit Lake County veterans. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as none will be sold at the door.
For tickets, call Bill Varga at 440-352-2314.

Fairport VFW serves fish fry
VFW Post 7754, 540 New St. in Fairport Harbor, will host a fish fry dinner Oct. 24 at the post home.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 4 to 7 p.m. For details, call the post at 440-352-1123.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What are you doing for Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, which is less than one month from now. Will the area posts be doing anything special to honor the country’s veterans?
Ceremonies honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces are usually the highlight of the day. The posts and detachments in the area are encouraged to submit details of what will be happening on that day and where the public can take part in honors ceremonies.

Willoughby VFW offers fish fry dinners
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, hosts a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month. A full menu is offered. For details, call 440-951-9233 or stop in at the post for a meal.

Madison VFW hosts reverse raffle
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner.
The evening includes an open bar, Chinese auction, sideboards and 50/50 raffle. For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Lake Erie College post serves spaghetti dinner
The Andy Nowacki Lake Erie College VFW Post 807 will host a spaghetti dinner at America Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.
The dinner costs $10 and is all-you-can-eat. For details, call 440-975-8281 or 216-214-3878.

Willoughby Hills post hosts cabbage roll dinner
VFW Post 4358 Ladies Auxiliary, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host a cabbage roll dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post home. Call 440-944-1642 or Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903 for information.

Breakfast available at Painesville post
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty Street in Painesville, will host a breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 19, at the post home. For more information, call 440-354-9090.

Willoughby Legion serves cabbage rolls
Palmer-Roberts American Legion Unit 214 Auxiliary, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host its annual cabbage roll dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post.
Dinners are $7 each and proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Unit to support American Legion sanctioned programs.

Clambake at Chardon post
VFW Post 6519, 752 Water St. in Chardon, will host its annual clambake from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
Tickets, which must be purchased before Oct. 20, are $25 per person and extra clams will be $10 per dozen.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 440-285-3699.

Billy Sullivan appears at Willoughby post
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
The event is also a membership drive with proceeds benefiting VFW Charities. Bar-type food and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers. For tickets, call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

Pulled pork in Painesville
VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville, will host a dinner featuring pulled pork sandwiches with sides from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
For details or more information, call 440-354-9090.

Cornhole tournament in Willoughby
The Sons of the American Legion of Post 214, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host a cornhole tournament 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 (in case of rain the event will be indoors).
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. For details, call the post after 3 p.m. at 440-942-7762.

Veterans Appreciation dinner at senior center
The 5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, co-sponsored by Perkins Pancake House in Painesville, will be 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The breakfast will include a color guard, musical entertainment, guest speakers and a pinning ceremony by Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick,  is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be during the intermission of Sunday bingo, Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Fisher House benefit hosted by PLAV
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. Available for additional purchase will be sideboards, Chinese auction tickets, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.
To purchase tickets or donate a raffle basket or item, call 216-337-8997.

Veterans Hospitality dinner at Old South Church
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghostrider Foundation.

Catholic War Veterans host reverse raffle
Catholic War Veterans of Lake County will sponsor a reverse raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake.
Main prize will be $1,500 and only 150 tickets will be sold. Admission tickets are $65 per ticket or $35 for a dinner ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.
For tickets, call Bill Varga at 440-352-2314. Make checks payable to Catholic War Veterans, John Paul II Post 1959 and mail to 69 Newell St., Painesville, OH 44077.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Ohio treats Veterans to fall picnic fun

On September 30th Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 hosted a cookout for the residents of the Lorain VA Transition home, 9401 Lorain Avenue, Lorain. Members mingled with the residents enjoying typical picnic fare.

Music and karaoke sung by residents of the facility provided fun entertainment during a nice fall evening.






 

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