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Holiday Card Collection for Troops Overseas

Geauga West Friends of the Library is helping collect holiday cards and notes for soldiers through Dec. 3.

In connection with his VFW post, veteran Thomas Monroe of Mantua is sending holiday cards to overseas troops. Cards and notes of thanks to soldiers serving in the Middle East may be dropped in the red collection box across from the circulation desk. Please use standard-size cards and envelopes. He will address the cards and cover the postage.

Monroe also collects books of all genres and sends them to troops overseas. He covers the cost of shipping himself and often gets notes of thanks for his donations. Last year Monroe sent nearly 16,000 books to about 25 individual soldiers who share them with the members of their units.

The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township.

GEL Breakfast Dec. 6

John Bonner, owner of Great Lakes Growers in Burton, will be the guest speaker at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (GEL) breakfast Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Burton campus of Kent State University, 14111 Claridon Troy Road.

It will be a combined GEL and Geauga Growth Partnership entrepreneur success breakfast. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

For information or to register, call Carol Gardner at 440-834-3755.

Burton Library Programming

Gingerbread house contest entries and winners will be on display at the Burton Public Library through Dec. 19.

On Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., the library will host a program with Les Roberts, author of the Milan Jacovich mystery novels, as well as 11 other books of fiction. Book signing will follow the program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 50.

For information, call 440-834-4466.

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