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Around the Neighborhood: November 22, 2021

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Holy Innocents is organizing a trip to Caesar’s Atlantic City on Dec. 1.

Take a trip to Caesars

Holy Innocents is running a casino trip to Caesars Atlantic City on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave Caesars at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $35. Guests will receive $15 in slot cash.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call Cindy at 215-535-2740.

Christmas bazaar at Holy Name

Holy Name of Jesus, 701 Gaul St., will be having its annual Christmas bazaar on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be games, prizes, takeout food and gift baskets.

All COVID safety measures will be followed.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus will be at St. Hubert High School for a breakfast buffet on Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The menu will consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, home fries, bagels, juice, coffee, tea and water.

The morning will feature an indoor snowball fight, craft corner, coloring station, letters to Santa, selfie station, reindeer food making, Christmas bean bag toss, dancing, facepainting and a gift from Santa’s sack.

Tickets are $23 for ages 13 and up, $18 for ages 3-12 and free for ages 2 and under. A framed picture will be $5.

Email SHSanta@huberts.org

Christmas bazaar at Cannstatter

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 28, from 3-7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The cost is $30 and includes food, live music, wine, beer, Christmas shopping, wood crafts, candles, Irish shops, pictures with Santa and raffles.

Vendor space is $40 per spot. Reserve by emailing WilliamIvers54@gmail.com

Donate food at AHCU

American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to take part in its Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be given out to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community to help families in need this holiday season.

The donations will be collected through Nov. 27 at all American Heritage branch locations. Nonperishable goods such as soups, canned meat and vegetables, rice and pasta are at a higher demand this time of year. 

Christmas at Post 396

Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396, 2171 Wakeling St., will host its annual Christmas party for members on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Doors open at noon, followed by activities from 1 to 3 p.m. Parking is in the rear.

Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift for Santa Claus to distribute. 

Help fight hunger

The Jewish Relief Agency will hold its second virtual annual event Hunger, Growing Needs, Glowing Deeds, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. Set to livestream on the eighth night of Hanukkah, the program will illuminate the stories of three volunteer families, while underscoring the needs of area families struggling with “food insecurity.”

JRA’s “We Deliver” approach to fighting hunger supports more than 6,500 low-income individuals each month.

Community members are invited to watch Hunger: Growing Needs, Glowing Deeds. To register or become a corporate sponsor of the event, visit https://jewishrelief.org/annual-event-2021

SJ Prep offering tuition awards

St. Joseph’s Prep has established an Affinity Awards Program to attract prospective students. The awards are worth $3,000 annually and will be presented to students whose parents come from the following three categories:

  • Active first responders: Firefighters, police officers, active-duty military, emergency medical technicians.
  • Alumni and/or employees of historically black colleges and universities.
  • Full-time educators or administrators at K-8 schools.

Students must be accepted to the Prep through the applications process. 

Job opportunities for those in recovery

Virginia-based Leidos, a defense, aviation, information technology and biomedical research company, has more than 3,000 positions available to be filled. 

Leidos addresses the impact of substance use disorder disease, and is teaming with ecoverycareers to publicize company job opportunities for qualified individuals in long-term recovery.

The internet job-board address is ecoverycareers.com, and ecoverycareers invites all businesses to add the company to their recruitment resources.

If you or someone you know is in successful drug or alcohol disease recovery and are looking for a new job or career change, register and look for opportunities at www.ecoverycareers.com

Successful harvest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the end of its 2021 harvest initiative, with local gardeners donating some 18,728 pounds of produce to local nonprofits. The program also raised $30,087 to support efforts to combat “food insecurity” within the region.

Among the top produce donors to PHS Harvest were Longwood Gardens, Spring Gardens, Kennett Middle School Giving Garden, Branching Up, PHS Farm Park and Chester Eastside Garden Club.

Additional participating organizations in the Harvest initiative include AmpleHarvest.org, Art-Reach, Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, Chester County Food Bank, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Cooperative Gardens Commission, Delaware Center for Horticulture, Food Bank of Delaware, Food Connect, The Food Trust, Mama-Tee Fridge, Neighborhood Gardens Trust, North Light Community Center, Philabundance, Share Food Program and Whole Foods Market. 

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