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Briefs

November 07, 2012

Tag Days fund-raiser for Marching Band

The Oxford High School Marching Band annual Tag Days fund-raiser will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at various locations around town.

This fund-raiser helps offset the costs of the program and provides additional monies for things like school instruments, instrument repair, replacement uniforms and sheet music.

Please donate generously to these dedicated and talented students who perform tirelessly at football games, parades and competitions throughout the year.

FISH needs help with T-Day drive

Oxford-Orion FISH is looking for volunteers to lend some sweat and muscle to its Thanksgiving food drive.

Folks are needed to help collect non-perishable food items from Oxford and Lake Orion schools and transport them to the FISH pantry, which is located at 487 First St. in Thomas, an unincorporated community located in northern Oxford Township.

This will be done on Friday, Nov. 16. Times will vary depending on which school a volunteer is assigned or how many they wish to collect from.

Volunteers are also needed to sort the donations at the pantry from about 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16.

Folks are needed from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 to help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for FISH clients.

For more information or to sign up, please contact FISH at (248) 628-3933.

Packing party for the troops

Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 is hosting a packing party for the troops on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.

The Auxiliary is asking folks to please drop off their leftover or spare Halloween candy at Legion Post 108 (130 E. Drahner Rd.) so it can be placed in care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

The group is also requesting that people kindly donate their returnable bottles and cans to help cover the cost of postage for these packages. The bottles and cans can also be dropped off at Post 108. The last shipment of packages cost the Auxiliary $2,250 in postage.

Folks who have the address of a military serviceman or woman serving overseas in a war zone are asked to please share it with the Auxiliary so they can send packages to these brave souls and their comrades. Contact Auxiliary President Pat Bliss at (248) 628-3101.