The 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade was held Sunday. Local bands, schools, businesses, dance groups, musicians and Mummers participated in the parade, which traveled south on Frankford Avenue.
The Northeast Times is kicking off its 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund charitable effort.Since originating in 1949, the fund has helped thousands of local families during the Christmas season.The fund matches families in need with community members who can offer help. All money collected is used to buy gift cards to provide holiday dinners to those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break will hold its annual Running to Build: Turkey Trot 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon at the university’s campus at Frankford and Grant avenues.
The 18th annual Officer Daniel Boyle Athletic Program beef-and-beer fundraiser will be on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
Gibbons AA Dec. 14. Tropicana. $20 in slot play, an hour down the shore, a dinner buffet and a ticket to Jingle All The Way. 2157-722-8825, 267-253-2293.
Civic group to feed the needy
All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.
The Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Mayfair received a blessing at its new science lab on Monday.
Thursday, November 20
KNIGHTS OF COLOMBUS Nov. 22. New York City. $50 includes round trip transportation and breakfast at Mastori’s in Bordentown. Shop at the 34th St. Macy’s and along Canal St. 215-704-6035, 215-725-3180.