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St. Helen School Fund-Raising

Don’t be surprised if young boys begin appearing on doorsteps throughout Howard Beach in the coming days selling Hershey Bars, Twizzlers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for $1 a piece. No, you are not on the subway and they’re not raising money to buy uniforms for their school basketball team.
Instead, they are probably one of the approximately 75 boys from Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 139 and Boy Scout Troop 139 based out of St. Helen School at 83-09 157th Avenue who are fundraising for a trip to Washington, D.C. this fall.
According to assistant cubmaster, Tom Mercatante, the candy sales are one of several ways (including cookie and pizza sales) that the boys are trying to raise about $12,000 so that they, along with their parents, can take a group trip to the nation’s capitol over Columbus Day Weekend, October 6 through 8. Mercatante said he hopes to arrange a White House tour as well as monument and museum visits to sites including Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Fashion Show
The P.S./M.S. 207 fashion show will be held on March 15 at Russo’s on the Bay. All are welcome.
Tickets, which are $65 per person, are available through the Parents’ Association.
For more information, call Andrea Mercatante at 917-648-9106.

Broadway Theatre Party
The Sisterhood of the Rockwood Park Jewish Center in Howard Beach has announced that they will be sponsoring a Broadway Theatre Party of the play “Regrets Only,” a comedy presented by the Manhattan Theater Club at the City Center, 131 West 55th Street on Wednesday, January 24 at 2 p.m.
Center Orchestra seats are available. Donation is $65.
For reservations call Phyllis at 718-848-5791.

Meeting On VA Site Plans
Congressmember Gregory W. Meeks urges anyone with ideas or questions about the reuse of the St. Albans Veterans Hospital campus to attend what may well be the last opportunity for community input into the future of approximately 50 acres there that the Veterans Administration (V.A.), the property’s owner, has determined it no longer needs and will be making available for leasing.
The public meeting will be a forum to discuss proposals put forth during previous meetings and to consider any remaining ideas before they are presented for consideration by the V.A.
The meeting will be held at the V.A. Primary and Extended Care Center’s Pratt Auditorium located at 179th Street and Linden Boulevard in St. Albans on Monday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Call 718-630-2804 for more information.

Flea Market
St. Nicholas of Tolentine R.C. Church will hold an indoor flea market on two Sundays—February 11 and February 25—from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall.
The church is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard with Union Turnpike at 150-75 Goethals Avenue in Jamaica.
Admission and parking are free. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information call 718-969-3226.

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