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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, November 20
The Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Mayfair received a blessing at its new science lab on Monday.
Wren loves to play
Some of the 300 volunteers who swept through the Frankford business corridor gathered in the parking lot of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue on Nov. 8 before descending on the Avenue to pick up 9,994 pounds of litter and debris. On the same day, at nearby Overington Park at Orthodox and Pilling, 26 volunteers cleaned up the green space and planted 100 crocuses and some daffodils. Mezalik Design Studio also made a new sign for the park, which went up on Nov. 8.
The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Jeanes Hospital, is accepting applications for its 2014 community grants program, which is designed to provide funding for projects that promote the health, wellness and safety of communities in the hospital’s service areas.