Delaware County Council honors Delco Veterans Memorial Association | Lifestyle


MEDIA —  Delaware County Council joined members of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association on Oct. 31 to announce the 5th annual Freedom Medal Awards Dinner.  The Veterans Memorial Association hosts the annual Freedom Medal Dinner to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed services and to also raise funds to support its educational programs that ensure future generations know about our nation’s military history and sacrifice. Delaware County Council will partner with the Veterans Memorial Association to host the Freedom Medial dinner on Nov.14 at Springfield County Club. There are currently 35,000 veterans of all military branches living in Delaware County.

The Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Square was built in 2013 as a tribute to the men and women across Delaware County who have served in the United States military. The Memorial serves as a place to learn about war and conflict in U.S. history, a place to reflect upon the bravery and sacrifice local Veterans and a place to honor those who have served to defend our rights and protect our freedom.

The 2018 Freedom Medal Award winners are: Lou Camilli, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Joe Hinderhofer, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Alan Macauley, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Marsha Four, U.S. Army Nurse Corps Veteran, Rudy Shaffhauser, U.S. Navy Veteran and Jeffery White, U.S. Navy Veteran.

 The Education Award, in honor of Linda M. Houldin will be presented to Scenic Hills Elementary School. The Dedication to Our Community Award will be presented to SAP. The President’s Award will be presented to Carolyn Hilton-Finney with Independence Blue Cross.

Details on the 5th annual Freedom Medal Awards Dinner and the Delaware County Veterans Memorial can be found at

Middletown Presbyterian Church members to pack over 10,000 meals to feed hungry

Over 10,000 meals will be packaged when Middletown Presbyterian Church participates in “Rise Against Hunger” 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon  Sunday Nov. 11. The  humanitarian project serves the hungry  throughout the world with highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables  and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Church fundraisers were held during the year to purchase the ingredients and supplies, and Rise against Hunger provides the enthusiastic leader to coordinate the assembly-line: measuring, sealing, packing and labeling, as church members join to prepare life-changing assistance to combat hunger and make a  difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in developing countries. Younger children will pack gift boxes for children around the world as part of Samaritan’s Purse. Nursery  care will be provided for the little ones. A short worship service will take place following the completion of the project and a light lunch will be served.

For more information, call the office  at 610-565-4080 or visit

Willy Wonka Jr. on stage at O’Hara

Catholic Community Choir will  present Willy Wonka, Jr.  7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Saturday,  Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov.  11 at Cardinal O’Hara High School.  The cast of 160 children from all over the Delaware Valley has been working hard to bring  the magic of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to the audience.  Tickets are available  at the door.

Blood drive at Grace Evangelic Lutheran Church

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2191 West Chester Pike, Broomall, will be having an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1– 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. To donate blood, call the church office at 610-356-1824 and leave a message with name, phone number and the time available for appointment and call will be returned, or call  the Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767 and ask to be put on the list for Grace Lutheran Church.

Learn about essential oils at library

Tina Mulholland RN, BSN of Doterra Essential Oils will visit the Aston Public Library 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.15 to explain what an essential oil is and why they work well. She will explain how to safely and effectively use essential oil, and ways to use them for common issues such as sleep, seasonal threats, and immune boosting. Attendees can make a blend to take home. All materials will be supplied.  To register , visit . For more information about the Aston Public Library, go to .  The Library is at 3270 Concord Rd.,  Aston.

Vendors needed for Chester Senior Center’s bazaar

Senior Community Services’ Chester Senior Center will hold a week- long Christmas Bazaar Extravaganza beginning Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 721 Hayes Street, Chester.  The day will include vendors selling a variety of new and unique items including jewelry, crafts, candles, ladies accessories, baked goods, clothing, hats, and much more.  Vendor space is available and vendor tables are $30 per day or $100 for the entire week.  For  information, call 610-497-3550.

St. Kevin Women’s Club to host Ladies Night Out

St. Kevin Women’s Club will host a Ladies Night Out, a night of shopping and socializing, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the St. Kevin Parish Life Center, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield. Cost is $10 which includes one raffle ticket. Snacks and Beverages will be available. Tickets for raffle baskets provided by more than 30 vendors and a 50/50 drawing will be sold. I.G.C. Concierge Jewelers and Precious Gem & Metal Buyers will also be on hand to purchase unwanted gold, silver and platinum jewelry brought to the event. Attendees are also asked to bring non-perishable food items like healthy snacks, breakfast bars and juice boxes/pouches to be donated to Mother of Mercy House in Kensington

For more information, contact Wendy McKenna at or 610-543-2184. To stay informed about all the club’s events, visit the “St. Kevin Women’s Club” Facebook page.

Photographer opens exhibit on Mariner East 2 protesters

The public is invited to the free grand opening of “Lives on the Line,” a photographic and multimedia documentary, by photographer Chris Baker Evens, on local residents resisting the Mariner East 2 pipeline, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the United Church of Christ, East Goshen, 1201 N Chester Rd., West Chester. Guests can view the exhibit and hear the photographer’s narration of the stories and emotions it portrays. To RSVP, e-mail or call 610- 909- 2665 with number of people attending. 

Volunteers needed for community income tax assistance

The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is seeking volunteers for its free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.  CAADC is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who would like to serve their community by helping low- and moderate income families in Delaware County complete their taxes.  Positions include volunteer schedulers, screeners, greeters, tax preparers and quality reviewers.  No experience is necessary as training, IRS-certification and resources will be provided.  The Agency will be operating sites in Boothwyn, Upper Darby, Sharon Hill and Chester.  Last year CAADC helped nearly 900 families.  Volunteers should be able to commit to at least one 4-hour shift a week during the tax season of late January to April 15.  For more information, contact Patty Haynes at or 610- 833-4455.   

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