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Published November 07. 2011 05:02PM

The Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League will hold registration for this year's Toys for Tots campaign. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The dates for November are 11,12, 18 and 19, and for December, the 2, 3, 9 and 10. The registration location for Carbon County residents will be at Salem Bible Fellowship Church, 1105 Frederick's Grove Road, Lehighton. This is the only location for registration. No phone calls will be accepted.

To ensure that a family is eligible for Toys for Tots, there must be a letter from your church/clergy, proof of public assistance or proof of unemployment.

Only parents or legal guardians are permitted to register children. The person registering the children must have ID for themselves. Legal guardians must have proof of guardianship. For each child being registered, a birth certificate and Social Security card are required. The age limit is 14 years, but for handicapped children, it is 16 years.

Distribution date is Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A barrel for donations in our community is located at 22 E. 6th St. Call Eddie at (570) 325-2408 for more information.

Community supper set

Sunday, Nov. 20, is the next date set for the free community supper, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race Street. The Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m.

Women's meeting set

The Women's Ecumenical Community Bible study group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Good Shepherd Room of St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue. All women of the community are invited to attend.

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