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Updated: December 30, 2012 6:13AM



CHESTERTON

Library vacancies: The Board of Trustees of the Westchester Public Library announces that there will be two vacancies on the Library Board in 2013. The Library Board does not appoint its members, but will submit a slate of qualified recommended candidates to the appropriate elected authorities. Send a letter of interest and a résumé to the library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., before Thursday, Dec. 20. Call 926-7696 for more details.

PORTAGE

Christmas celebration: A benefit for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation. Families can enjoy free activities and free pictures with Santa while local children’s choirs and orchestras perform. The Kiwanis offer chili, hot dogs, baked potatoes and more, with the profits benefitting Toys for Tots. The event concludes with Santa leading a parade from the school to Gilbert Park. For more details, call 781-3295.

PORTAGE

Sweet sale: A cookie walk is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 6225 Lute Road. Cookies are $7 per pound; nut and pumpkin rolls are also on sale.



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