Veterans Corner: Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots

Marine Corps League collects Toys For Tots

Sarge’s Place in Forks would like to thank the Mt. Olympus Masonic Lodge No. 298 for their monthly donations including paint brushes, tarps, flashlights, headlamps and small tools. Sarge’s Place is transitional housing for homeless veterans on the west end.

The veterans get counseling, medical help, job training and assistance to then move into an apartment once they have a job. Winter is coming and the veterans can always use warm, washable socks. They are asking for SmartWool socks, which you can purchase on Amazon and have shipped to Sarge’s Place, 250 Ash Ave, Forks, WA 98331.

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Bazaar at the VFW

The Sequim VFW is busy this holiday season. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the Post at 169 E .Washington St. will host a Holiday Bazaar with the focus on Christmas gift items. The Boy Scouts will have wreaths for sale. In the morning there will be cinnamon rolls for $2 and a free lunch of chili and hot dogs.

Toys For Tots

The Mt. Olympus Detachment #897 of The Marine Corps League starts its Toys For Tots collection the day after Thanksgiving at the Sequim Walmart. The drive is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for four weeks; you can donate new toys or money to the program to provide Christmas for Clallam County children.

There will also be donation boxes in various businesses.

Tidying up

The members of Michael Trebert Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have been cleaning and refurbishing DAR memorial markers at Estuary Park, the Federal Building, Carnegie Library and Lincoln Park inPort Angeles. They will clean four more markers before winter sets in.

These markers give historical information. If you are interested in learning more about the local Chapter of the DAR and their activities, email me at

Breakfast with Mr. Claus

Save the date! American Legion Post 62 in Sequim will have a Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Post, 107 E. Prairie St. Enjoy waffles, sausage and orange juice for breakfast, a gift for each child and take photos with Santa. All are welcome.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw,;MOAA & DAR, Lorri Gilchrist,; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht,; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold,; Voices For Veterans, John Brasch,; VFW, Art Thomas,

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