Around Town: Flags for Warriors

September 1, 2013 

The American Legion Auxiliary Merced Unit 83 is taking orders for Flags for Warriors. Flags will be posted at Veterans Memorial Hall on Labor Day and Veterans' Day with an inscription in memory of or in honor the veteran. Cost is $10 per flag. Proceeds will benefit programs and services for veterans and Girls State. Call (209) 722-8233.

PAL golf tournament

ATWATER — The Atwater Police Activities League will hold its fifth annual golf tournament on Oct. 5 at the Rancho Del Rey Golf Course, 5250 Green Sands. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., tee off at 9. Cost is $75 and includes green fees, cart, tee bag and barbecue lunch. Early bird special includes 10 raffle tickets for every person who pays by Sept. 26. Proceeds benefit after-school program, BMX, Castle Boxing Club, Atwater Teen Advisory Council, Junior Giants, police cadets, summer theatre and tennis. Call (209) 357-0986 or(209) 357-6320 for more information.

SPCA enchilada dinner

The Merced Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a take-out enchilada dinner from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Los Panchos Restaurant, 2971 G St. Tickets are $10. The meal is chicken or cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, drink and dessert. Proceeds will benefit the animals at the SPCA's Adoption Center. Call (209) 384-7722 or (209) 723-8953.

NAACP branch dinner

Dorothy Leland, chancellor of UC Merced, will be the key speaker when the Merced County NAACP Branch 1047 holds its 52nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 12. The event is 6 p.m. at the Merced Senior Center, 755 W. 15th St. Tickets are $50 for adults for dinner and a one-year membership; $40 for dinner only, $30 for membership only. For youths it's $30 for dinner and membership or $25 for dinner only. Reserve a table for eight for $400. Call (209) 383-4428, (209) 617-2829 or go to www.mercednaacp.org.

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