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Around the Neighborhood: December 7, 2021

Stock’s Bakery will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots until Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Toys for Tots

Stock’s Bakery, 2614 E. Lehigh Ave., will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys for Tots drive until Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Toys can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SOPO civic meeting

South Port Richmond Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.

The upcoming agenda will feature Officer Tina Willis with crime stats, community concerns and zonings for 2838 E. Thompson St. and 3016-20 E. Thompson St.

For more details, visit

Children’s Christmas party

Bridesburg Lawton Post 2 VFW, 4638 Richmond St., will host its Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. for kids 12 and under.

The event will include food, games, gifts, ornament making, and a visit from Santa for photos.

For more details, call 215-537-0187.

Get your North Catholic items

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association Christmas sale will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 11 and 18, from noon to 4 p.m. at the alumni office at 2700 Rhawn St.

Items include hats, shirts, mugs, beer glasses and shorts.

Bazaar on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having its bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be gift shopping, attic treasures, a tombola game table, raffle prizes and baked goodies. Homemade food will be available in the church hall.

Letters to Santa

Bridesburg’s North Pole Express Mail, 4506 Almond St., will accept letters to Santa until Monday, Dec. 20.

Letters can be dropped into the mailbox any time and day of the week.

A return address and unused stamps should be included with the letter.

For updates, visit Bridesburg’s North Pole Express Mail on Facebook.

Art Shop 2021

Circle of Hope will host Art Shop 2021, a holiday craft market featuring a diversity of local artists and makers. It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at 2700 Frankford Ave.

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.

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