Turn the page: Members and employees of American Heritage Federal Credit Union donated more than 6,380 new books to local hospitals, community centers and special care facilities through the sixth annual Books for Kids program. Books were delivered to Busia Orphanage, Blue Bell Mission Kids, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Hunting Park Boys and Girls Clubs, Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County and Grandview Hospital. A special donation of 5,330 books was made to the Reach Out and Read program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which promotes early literacy and school readiness.
MaST student gains big honor
Buckus causes no ruckus
The Bustleton-based Garage Bow Co. is selling red magnetic ribbons and bows designed to make home garages look like Christmas presents.
Enchanted Land, at 2900 S. 20th St. in South Philadelphia, has its roots at the old Gaudio’s Garden and Craft Centers.
Blood drive at Nazareth
Christmas is just nine days away, and many local folks are planning their dinner extravaganzas and shopping for gifts for family and friends.
Thank you for your service: The Holmesburg Civic Association last week held its annual holiday party. Members honored former president Rich Frizell, who stepped down to fight throat cancer. Frizell (right) received a plaque for his years of volunteer service. He was joined by (from left) civic co-presidents Chris Lorenzo and Renee Cohen, vice president Joe Kruvczuk and treasurer Barb Kleschick. Holmesburg Civic Association will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets. TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO
Thursday, Dec. 17
Helping hands: Students of St. Jerome School collected items to fill comfort baskets for sick children at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The baskets were assembled in school by the children and delivered to CHOP in time for the holiday season. SOURCE: ST. JEROME SCHOOL