Lions begin Christmas Basket Project

The Troy Lions Club will pack and deliver more than 120 food baskets and toys for more than 200 kids in Troy and the surrounding areas this year for its Christmas Basket Project.

The list of less fortunate families is at record levels this year and the Lions are asking for donations of nonperishable foods such as canned foods, soups and more, new toys for youngsters, and especially gifts for 12- to 18-year-olds. Cash donations will also be accepted to assist.

Donations may be dropped off at MC Insurance, Hoover Hardware, Krise's Tire, Terrace Lanes Bowling Center, First Citizens National Bank in Troy, Chemung Canal Trust Company in Troy, Bub's Service Center, Northern Tier Real Estate and Joey Foust's home; or can be mailed to the Troy Lions Club at P.O. Box 215, Troy, PA 16947. The following businesses are selling snowmen to support the Christmas Basket Project: Terrace Lanes Bowling Center, Troy Vets Club, Anthony's Bar and Grill, Tamarack Tavern, Citizens and Northern Bank in Troy, First Citizens National Bank in Troy and Chemung Canal Trust Company in Troy. The baskets will be packed Dec. 19 and 20, and will be delivered Dec. 22.

The Lions appreciates all the support they have received from the Troy Area Schools, the Troy Rotary Club, the Troy Fire Company, Dollar General and the community, and look forward to continued support as they enter their 43rd year of doing the Christmas Basket Project. Last year they spent almost $5,000 on this project. The co-chairmen this year are Lloyd Bailey and Jerry Ross, Jr.

Silver Tea to be held in Canton

The Friends of the Canton Green Free Library will hold its annual Silver Tea from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the library located at 38 N. Center St., Canton. Cookies and punch will be served.

This is a time to give a donation for a memorial book or a book in honor of someone. Start the holiday season at the annual Silver Tea event.

Santa to appear in Troy

Santa will be at the December breakfast at the Troy Fire House on Dec. 9. Pictures with Santa will be taken for all children who have breakfast with him.

The breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12, and under five is free.