Thursday, November 6, 2014

Project Support Our Troops

Below is a press release from Kim Lengling regarding the Christmas packages for our active troops overseas. Included in the release are the dates and times for packing the holiday items for the troops, a list of items needed and drop off locations.
For additional information:
Kim Lengling
Full Circle Events, LLC

Following the information about Project Support Our Troops, are some photos and updates on the Union American Legion and the progress of their new building.

Press Release from Kim Lengling

Project Support Our Troops is once again planning for their yearly Christmas Packing of boxes for active duty military serving around the globe.  Project Support Our Troops, now in its 16th year of sending monthly care packages, depends upon our local communities each year to help make this Christmas Season a little brighter for those deployed around the globe serving the United States.

“We anticipate shipping 800 boxes this Christmas, with postage costs running at least $6900.00” stated Kim Lengling, Co-Chairperson of Project Support Our Troops.  “One thing we would like to special request this year  is Bag Balm lotion.  With the extreme conditions that our Troops endure in certain areas, Bag Balm is “like Gold over there”.

The organization will accept donations of items and money for their boxes through November 26, 2014.

Packing dates are as follows and will take place at  the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Post 52 located on Dunham Road in Meadville PA:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Kim Lengling and Laurie Davis, co-chairs of Project Support are Troops regularly pack boxs with needed items throughout the year. 

Store bought cookies                                                     Travel Size Baby Wipes
Lunch Size Trail Mix                                                         Tuna – Cans/Packets
Batteries AA & AAA                                                        Chapstick
Long Sport Socks                                                              Beef Jerky
Crossword Puzzles                                                          BAG BALM
Hard Candy                                                                         Razors                                                                  
Lunch Size Pringles                                                          Canned Chicken                                                              
Eye Drops                                                                            Gum
Travel Size Kleenex                                                         CDs
Female Products                                                              Zip Lock Baggies (all sizes)
Pre-paid AT&T Phone Cards                                        Small Hand sanitizer
Popcorn                                                                               Tea
Small size Drink Mixes                                                    Playing Cards
Fruit Cups – Lunch Size – Pop top                             Cross Word Puzzle Books
Tobasco Sauce-Small Size

DONATED ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF at the following locations:
Affordable Care Hearing Aid-3823 W 12th St, Erie
Area Shopper, Cochranton
Flick’s TV & Appliance, Mdvl.
Fox’s Sew N Vac, Downtown Mall, Mdvl.             
Jeron Jewelers, Meadville
KFC, Park Ave Plaza, Meadville
Laurie’s Embroidery, Meadville
Marquette Savings Bank in Conneaut Lake
Meadville Tribune, Meadville
DJB Group – Chestnut St, Meadville
Byham’s Insurance Service
   1098 Park Ave, Mdvl.
Byham’s Insurance Services
   3323 Liberty Street, Liberty St Plaza, Erie PA
Pederson Insurance, Cochranton            
Post 52, 13240 Dunham Rd, Mdvl.
Rolling Fields, Conneautville PA                
State Farm Insurance, Linesville
State Rep. Brad Roae, Downtown Mall, Meadville
Street Track N Trail, Conneaut Lake PA

American Legion Post 237 Union City

The Union City American Legion Post 237 will be moving to new quarters sometimes in the late spring or early summer of 2015.
We expect our new building to be ready by early summer, maybe earlier,” Post Commander Sam Samokar said. “We had a groundbreaking ceremony in late September and the foundation and block work is now beginning. We have been planning this now for quite sometime and we are really excited about this.”

Currently the Post is located at  1 South Main Street in downtown Union City. The new location will be just east of Union City at 9225 Route 6 in Union Township. The new building will provide for more space, better access and ample parking.

Special thanks to Marilyn Miller who has been taking photos of the construction progress.

And Just for the Heck of It

 The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Take Your Time at Hurry Hill