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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Service to honor veterans of Grenada, Desert Storm

A memorial service to honor all veterans, especially those from Grenada and Desert Storm, will be 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Mentor City Hall, 8500 Civic Center Blvd. in Mentor. The public is asked to attend.
Admission is free and an open house will follow at the Col. Justice M. Chambers Detachment 555 of the Marine Corps League Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Road in Mentor. The service, now in the 10th year will include Beirut veterans from all over the country.
For details about the ceremony or the open house, call Joe Lucarelli at 216-235-9011 or Jon Warmeling at 440-350-2570.

Card party at
Wickliffe Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Brewer-Tarasco Post 7, 29919 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe, will host a card party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $9 per person. A salad bar supper, desserts, 50/50 raffle, theme baskets and door prizes all will be part of the fun.
For tickets call Lucille Greig at 440-944-9732 or Dolly Hillier at 440-585-0449.

Chili and soup
dinner in Burton

Atwood-Mauck Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton, will host an all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner with corn bread from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct., 20 at the post home. Tickets are $5 adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger.
For details, call Martha at 440-479-0297.

Chardon post to host annual clambake
Chardon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6519, 752 Water St. in Chardon, will host its annual clambake, 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the post home. Tickets are $25 per person and $10 for extra clams. Tickets will only be sold in advance and must be purchased by Oct. 20. For details, call 440-285-3699.

Marine Corps Ball tickets now on sale
The 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball, a semiformal dinner dance, will be 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 3, at Dino’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, 4145 Chillicothe Road in Willoughby.
Tickets are $45 per person with eight people per table. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, entrees, an open bar and dancing.
Tickets are available at Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Drive, Mentor or by calling 440-974-9380. Reservation deadline is Oct. 29.

Learn about Veterans Service Office
The Lake County Council on Aging presents Wednesday night workshops.
The workshop at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 will be of particular interest to veterans, as the council will host representatives from the Lake County Veterans Service Office.
Come and learn about available assistance and programs earned by the men and women who have honorably served their country.
The workshop will be at Council on Aging office, 8520 East Ave. in Mentor.
To register, call 440-205-8111 or email

Dinner benefits Wounded Warrior Project
Veterans Day Campaign for a Cause, with all proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, will be 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11, at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets at the door are $25 per person, and $20 for veterans and senior citizens.
Tickets include a buffet dinner served from 3 to 5 p.m., music, sideboards, Chinese auction, raffles, and two drink tickets (beer and wine only).
For details or to donate, call 216-337-8997; 216-346-6843; 216-973-3012 or 440-479-1410.

Spaghetti dinner
Thursdays at AMVETS

AMVETS Post 40, 9141 Jordan Road in Mentor, will host a
homemade spaghetti dinner on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.
The dinner, open to the public, is $7 per person and includes all the trimmings.
For details, call 440-257-5825.

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