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Friday, December 14, 2012

Drake House tree lighting, plus gift-giving opportunities

Plainfielders have three opportunities to celebrate and help make the holidays brighter for our neighbors --

Drake House Tree Lighting tonight

The Drake House 16th Annual Tree Lighting is tonight at 7:00 PM in the Ballroom on the second floor. Unwrapped toys and new clothing are welcome to be placed under the tree. All are invited to join in the tree lighting and carol sing, followed by light refreshments. The evening includes a guest appearance by Santa.
Firfighters Coat Drive

Members of Plainfield's FOA #207, FMBA #7 and the Vulcan Pioneers of Union County are gathering new winter coats, hats and gloves for distribution to four of the city's public schools: Washington, Stillman, Clinton and Cedarbrook.

New, unwrapped coats, gloves and hats may be dropped off at Fire Division Headquarters, West 4th Street at Central Avenue during work hours through December 17. Please do not remove size tags from items. Distribution will be made between December 17 and 20. For more information or to arrange your donation, contact Lt. Roderic Carson at (908) 753-3436.

Elm-West Holiday Party

Council President Adrian Mapp will host a party for children of members of the Elm-West Residents Association on Saturday, December 22, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at the Liberty Community Center.
Unwrapped toys for any age and gift cards usable in area stores are most welcome. Donations may be left at the home of Adrian and Amelia Mapp, 535 West 8th Street (leave at rear door is best). You can call (908) 577-0630 for further information or to arrange a drop-off time.

The party will include distribution of the toys and gifts and light refreshments. All are welcome.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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