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Palatine Park District's National Day of Service to Benefit Vets and Soldiers

Two events will be offered on Jan. 20 for National Day of Service—"Valentines for Veterans" and "Operation Write Home."

Join the Palatine Park District on Jan. 20 for National Day of Service.
Join the Palatine Park District on Jan. 20 for National Day of Service.

The Palatine Park District will be honoring the National Day of Service on Jan. 20 with two events created by members of the Palatine Park District Employee Service Committee.

"Valentines for Veterans," an event for the entire family, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Community Center, Room 1C, 250 E. Wood St.

The fee for this event is $3 per family. Registration can be completed using code 6411-4 at www.palatineparks.org. Participants will create valentines to be delivered to local veterans hospitals. An assortment of craft supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome to attend. Parents must remain at the event to supervise their children.

"Operation Write Home," a program for adults, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 690, located at 122 W. Palatine Rd.

The mission of this program is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

The Palatine Park District will be providing the materials to create handmade cards that will be sent to troops overseas for their use in communicating with home.

Registration is $5 per person, which covers material and postage costs. Registration can be completed at www.palatineparks.org using code 6412-4. All card making materials will be provided, along with snacks and raffles. A cash bar will also be available.

For more information, contact Lisa Schroeder, Special Interest Coordinator, at (847) 496-6229 or lschroeder@palatineparks.org.

Submitted by the Palatine Park District 

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