Colleen Mary Summerville of Youngstown invites residents to join her in supporting the 10th annual “Saturday for Soldiers.” The all-ages event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Ontario House on Lockport Street.
“Let's make this holiday season very merry and full of Thanksgiving for our veterans and active military men and women!” she said. “Please join us this Saturday.”
She continued, “We encourage the participation of your friends and family! All the cards we make and all items collected will be brought to those who so faithfully are serving, and have served!”
Residents are asked to bring Christmas Cards to write to service members, and various necessities – all intended to help brighten the holidays for the nation’s service men and women. Items include fast-food gift cards, socks, scarves and gloves, toothpaste/brushes, deodorant, razors and shaving cream. In addition Summerville requests black socks without a logo, specifically for active military members; plus Advil, hard candy such as lemonheads, jolly ranchers, etc., as well as chocolate, gum, licorice, small notebooks/pens and playing cards. Nonperishable food items, and used or new men/women's winter coats are also welcome.
For more information, Summerville can be contacted at at 716-531-6701.