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Join award-winning educator Bill Melega at the Varsity Theater on Franklin as he lectures about the leadership and planning efforts of Operation Overlord, the conditions and lead up to on D-DAY, the soldiers’ preparations, the mishaps, and the sheer determination of the Allied forces to win this all important invasion.
At 5:30 pm prior to the lecture, there will be a reception featuring equipment touch tanks, artifacts, and several exhibits detailing the elements involved in this massive operation. Light appetizers will be served; wine, beer, and sodas will be available at the theater concession stand.
SKJAJA presents — Treasures For Troops
Treasures for Troops is Bill Melega’s personal charity run by the CHHS History Club. It is an organization that collects items (such as those below), packages them with personal, hand-written letters, and sends them to CHHS alumni who are currently deployed in the armed services.
If possible, please bring any of the below items on Monday, May 20th, after 5:00 pm to The Varsity Theater @ 123 Franklin Street. There will be a collection box near the ticket booth. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Non-Perishable Food Items (items packaged in individual serving size wherever possible):
- Slim Jims, Ritz Crackers, Energy Bars, Chips, Candy, Gum, Pretzels, (No Chocolate), Ramen Noodles, Seasonal Salt, Hot Sauce, Tuna Fish, Snack Cakes Individually packaged powdered drink mixes, Nuts, Lip Balm
- Aspirin, Athletes Foot Ointment, Mole Skin, Cotton Socks, Foot Powder, Cotton balls, Chap Stick, Baby Wipes, Toothpaste, Travel-size Toiletries: Floss, Q-Tips, Shaving Cream, Shampoo, Eye Drops, Disposable Razors
- AA-D batteries (not lithium), Zipper locks
- Word Games, Puzzles, Crosswords, Word Search Puzzles, Comic Books, Playing Cards, Paperback Books, Frisbees, Hacky Sacks, Foam Balls, small and lightweight basketballs and footballs