Letters to the Editor

Veterans Scholarship Program Applications Now Available

Abraham Lincoln Post 11, GAR, is now accepting applications for their 2020 Veterans Scholarship program.

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, we were forced to cancel our annual Veterans Dinner and Scholarship Awards ceremony. Instead of an in person drawing, we are asking any applicants to submit their names to us by January 18, 2020. The drawing will be held on January 19, 2020, at the Post.

To be eligible, the applicant must be from Charlestown and serving in the Armed Forces or be a Charlestown Veteran who served or be the child or grandchild of a Charlestown Veteran.

The applicant must be attending a tuition school.

This year, we are proud to announce the Billy Boyle Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 award for an applicant attending college. We will also have five $500 awards for other schools.

To apply, please send us the following information:

Your name

The name of the Veteran sponsor (if not the same)

The name of the student

The school the student attends

Your contact information (name,address,phone and email)

If this is your first time applying, please enclose a copy of the veterans DD214 form.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Zuffante at 617 477 7494

Send your application to:

Abraham Lincoln Post 11, GAR

Scholarship Program

14 Green St.

Charlestown, 02129

Or you can drop off your information at the Cooperative Bank, 201 Main St., Charlestown Ma.

All applications must be received by 5pm on the 18th of December.

Abraham Lincoln Post 11 Officers

The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats in  December and January

The Charlestown Lions Club members are collecting coats for children, babies and adults from now until the middle of January of 2021. The Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours.

All coats must be in good condition with no rips, tears, broken zippers or permanent stains and all pockets should be emptied. The coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners in Somerville where they will be cleaned and then distributed to those in need.

Rosemary Kverek

Coat Chairperson

Charlestown Lions Club

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