The U.S. Marines are going to be coming to Merrick Community Services this Christmas, but staying just long enough to help with the initial delivery of toys for needy local families through the Marine Corps’ nationwide Toys for Tots program.
The Ramsey County Charter Commission is seeking new members. The deadline for applying is Dec. 20. There are four vacancies. The board recommends modifications to the charter. These are submitted to voters in the regular November elections.
The 6th annual East Side community’s CarolFest and tree-lighting ceremony will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. at Sue’s Park (Payne and Rose Avenues). There will be Latino music and the Salvation Army Band to accompany the carolers. Free hot dogs, cider and coffee.
If you live in Ramsey County and would like to register for assistance for the Christmas holiday, there is one number to call. Operation Joy at 746-3595, between 10 a.m. and 7:00 pm. This phone line will be open Monday through Friday until December 22.
Minnesota law enforcement leaders released a report Nov. 9 that said proposed budget cuts by the U.S. Congress will increase crime by slashing support to law enforcement and proven investments that help kids get the right start in life and avoid crime.