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November 24, 2012

TUCKER: Homeless veterans need help

Tonawanda News — Thanksgiving and Black Friday (whatever that means) are over, thank goodness.

At our house, the annual football game with “kids” from ages 9 to 50+ was a huge success, partly because the weather was great, no mud, no mess. The game ended in a tie and then the lunch party started at our house. It’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving. This year’s menu included two kinds of soup as well as every leftover in the refrigerator. How can you not like having all the leftovers cleaned up? 

And seeing all the nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews was great fun. Hard to believe they are all grown up with lives and children of their own. Where did the years go? This year there as a new addition to the family, a Chesapeake retriever, 5-month old, who came with our oldest grandson. She was a hit with everyone, with her friendly and loving personality. She’s full of energy, enjoying the playtime and running in the backyard.

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On a totally different note, Gerald Tidd, commander of  the Chapter 120 Roll of Honor, Disabled American Veterans, sent a note saying how desperately the group is to receive coats, hats and gloves for homeless veterans.

“The clothing closet is empty and a minimum of 25 coats, hats and gloves are needed to supply as many homeless veterans as possible,” he wrote.

So if you have any clothing items, drop them off at 460 North Ave., North Tonawanda or at 1945 Parker Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, or call Gerald at 310-2004 for more information.

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Last week, a list of places that need yarn was listed in this column. And although the response to WHO can use the yarn was very positive, the donors of yarn were not.

So please, clean out your closets and get rid of all that yarn you’ll never use again. A call from Karen Armenia brought to light the tremendous need for yarn.

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