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Greater Pittston AMVETS Post 189 will hold its annual Christmas party from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the dance hall of Dupont Hose Company.

The party will consist of a full buffet and a variety of beverages. Music for dancing will be provided by a local DJ for a donation of $20. The party is open to the general public and veterans alike.

The AMVETS Post and its ladies auxiliary are working to bring holiday joy during the season to the veterans residing at the Gino Merli Veterans Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For 10 years or more, Post 189 has sponsored veterans at both centers. Now, the post is asking local businesses, neighbors and fellow veterans to open their hearts and continue to show generosity to veterans in need and help the Greater Pittston AMVETS carry on this tradition. For $50, donors can “sponsor a vet,” allowing them to enjoy a night of food, music and dancing, camaraderie and gifts. For many, this may be the only time these men and women get out and these will be the only gifts they receive during the holiday season.

Send donation by check made payable to AMVETS Post 189 addressed to Commander Bernard McDonald, 126 Main St., Dupont, PA 18641.

Also, tickets to the party can be obtained by calling Commander McDonald at 570-817-4858 or calling Chaplain Richard White at 570-407-2044. Tickets also will be available at the door.

The AMVETS remind everyone the Christmas season is a time to nurture the spirit within us and to be grateful to one another, especially to those who served and preserved our freedom.