American Legion Fred B. Wivell Post 31 will be hosting an American Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Shelton Memorial Park Veterans Area on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The post along with cadets from the Shelton High School NJROTC and local Boy Scout troops will participate in the ceremony and will show how an American Flag should be properly disposed of. The public is invited to the ceremony.
Harstine Island Community Choir presents their eighth annual spring concert, Touch of Fire, leading you from the flickering first lights of Bobrowitz and Porter’s The Creation (A Rock Cantata), to bask in the splendor, warmth and glory of Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, and finally to the hope of renewal in a set of American spirituals that triumph over the ashes of despair. Their first performance is 7 PM tonight (May 18th) at United Methodist Church in Shelton. The Choir is also performing at 3 PM tomorrow (May 19th) at St Hugh’s Episcopal Church in Allyn and at 3 PM Sunday (May 20th) at the Choir’s home venue, Harstine Island Community Hall. All performances: Donate as able.
A reminder: Former NBA star Chris Herren is appearing at the Skookum Creek Event Center tonight. His presentation “A Message of Hope – A Conversation with Chris Herren” starts at 7:30 PM. Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream.
Saturday is the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers and Campbell Soup Company are joining forces to collect non-perishable food items. This is the 20th year for this food drive. To participate, residents are asked to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday. Your letter carrier will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail.