Toys for Tots kicks off
November 28, 2008 · Updated 1:01 PM
Legend Harley-Davidson of Silverdale is continuing its support of Toys for Tots, sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve as a drop-off point for unwrapped gifts until Dec. 20.
Toys for Tots is locally coordinated by the Marine Corps League, Olympic Peninsula Detachment 531.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program began in 1947 in Los Angeles with the efforts of Maj. Bill Hendricks (USMCR) who, noticing there was no charity which distributed toys to deserving children during the traditional Christmas season, collected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to children in the Los Angeles area that first year.
For more information, contact John Towers at (360) 698-3700.
Comfort Inn grand opening
The new Comfort Inn & Suites on Kitsap Way in Bremerton is celebrating its grand opening with three celebrations next week.
Military MWR Monday—Active duty and retired military and their families are invited to a dedication ceremony, entertainment, refreshments and specials from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
Grand opening ribbon-cutting—Everyone is invited to the hotel’s grand opening bash with Mayor Cary Bozeman which will feature refreshments, entertainment and more from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Tree lighting ceremony—A Santa tree lighting, entertainment and refreshments are scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
For information on the hotel, call (360) 377-7666.