Kingston Professional Firefighters Association (KPFFA), Local 461 annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 28 at 7 PM on the corner of Henry Street and Broadway when Kingston’s Mayor Shayne Gallo will be on hand to light the 20-foot Christmas tree that has been donated by City residents Peter and Dawn Kearney. From 6 PM to 8:30 PM at King’s Inn property, located on Broadway in the City of Kingston, families are invited to join Santa and his friends for an evening of FREE fun with special guest appearances, local entertainment, refreshments, and a bicycle and helmet raffle for children from 2 years of age to 10 years old. The bicycles are generously donated by the KPFFA and bicycle helmets are donated by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Council. The event will be held snow or shine. Bundle up the youngsters and stop by to see Santa and register for the bicycle and helmet give-a-way. For further information on this event contact Tina Meschi at 331 1326.
The Port Jervis Police Department announced its participation in the No Shave November fundraising initiative. All proceeds will benefit Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center. The goal of No Shave November is to increase awareness by embracing the growth of hair, which many cancer patients lose. Through this initiative, it is requested that the money usually spent on shaving and grooming for a month be donated to a cancer program or cause to assist with education about cancer prevention, to help save lives, and to aid those fighting the battle. The Port Jervis Police Dept encourages all community members to participate in growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, and skip shaving or cancel waxing appt! If growing your hair is not possible, anyone who wished to make a donation can do so by visiting the PJ Police HQ at 20 Hammond Street in Port Jervis or make checks to Port Jervis PBA and mail to the HQ . Donations can also be made online by visiting Orange Regional Medical Center’s Foundation page at www.ormc.org/GiveNow and clicking on No Shave November.
St. Gregory’s Orthodox Church (corner of 1500 Rte. 376 and Vandewater Dr. Wappingers Falls near the Dutchess County Airport), will hold its annual Christmas Fair Saturday, Dec. 6th, from 10a-5p. There will be a wide variety of ethnic foods available for lunch and take-out, including pirogi, nut rolls, and stuffed cabbage. Crafts and baked goods and will also be for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to outreach programs, including The Lunch Box of Dutchess Outreach.