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This 2022 holiday season marks the 75th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program. The Grant County Toys for Tots campaign has now kicked off to provide new toys this Christmas to the children of the community despite new challenges involving rising prices and continued issues with the global supply chain and labor disruptions. In 2021, Marine Corps Reserve and local campaigns across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands rallied to distribute 22.4 million toys to 8.7 million less fortunate children. Locally, residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys in the white boxes placed at specified locations by November 28th. Drop boxes can be found at: Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware; American Legion on College Avenue; Grant County Administration Building; Santa Clara City Hall; the WNMU Book Store, and other locations throughout town.
The New Mexico Department of Health is offering free Flu vaccination events in Luna County at two locations. Individuals may get their free vaccination on Tuesday November 1st at the Deming Luna County Senior Citizens Center and on Monday, November 7th at Pepper’s Super Market. Each event is scheduled from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. There is no co-pay needed to receive the vaccination, but it is requested to present proof Medicare/Medicaid coverage.
In Silver City, during the last Pick it Up Toss No Mas Trash Bash Community Cleanup, 37 volunteers and 7 teams collected 865 pounds of trash and debris in areas that included, Downtown Silver City, San Vicente Creek, the Hudson Street area, Highway 15 and 90, Market Street and 13th Street. The next Community Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 19th at Gough Park. For more information, visit https://silvercitywatershedkeepers.org/index.htm