The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Community

November 11, 2013

Community briefs for Nov. 11, 2013

- — Mercer VFW auxiliary seeks new members

MERCER – President Donna Young and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wilbur Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6345, Mercer, are seeking new members to join their active group.

The VFW has long been an organization that fosters relationships among veterans where they can join together with others who have served overseas. The Ladies Auxiliary is a subgroup of the organization, also dedicated to honoring veterans and serving the community. Auxiliary meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the VFW post home, 432 Erie St., Mercer.

The auxiliary is sponsoring two children for Christmas, through the Children’s Aid Society. Auxiliary members spend up to $100 each on two needy children in Mercer County. The group also regulary collects items that are useful to soldiers deployed overseas.

For information about upcoming activities and to get involved with the auxiliary, contact Kathleen Polijak at enpkap@gmail.com

Greenville Moose center open house slated

GREENVILLE – An open house is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Greenville Moose Family Center 276 at 32 Shenango St.

Men and women of the Greenville Moose fraternity will be available to offer tours of the building and answer questions about the fraternity and the lodge’s involvement in the community. The open house also will give the community a chance to see some of the organizations that the Moose supports. Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Salvation Army, Good Shepherd Center and others have been invited to set up information tables as part of the open house.

Free EZ Child/EZ Elderly ID Kits will be offered. The EZ Child ID/Elderly form includes all 10 fingerprints and is saved in the universal PDF format. The parent/guardian receives EZ Child/Elderly ID CD or thumb drive with all the information on it. This allows the parent/guardian the opportunity to reprint the EZ Child ID/Elderly form at home.

Moose International, an organization of roughly 1.1 million men and women, is dedicated to caring for the young and old, bringing communities closer and celebrating life. The men and women of the Moose conduct community service programs valued between $75 million and $100 million annually throughout North America.

Westminster to host environment symposium

NEW WILMINGTON – Westminster College will host a student symposium on the Environment from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 in McKelvey Campus Center.

The program is sponsored by Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition and Jennings Environmental Education Center. Refreshments will be served during the networking and poster session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This is an annual event where students from regional educational institutions are invited to present their research, projects, and creative works relating to the environment or the natural world to professors, organizations, professionals, and their peers.

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