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Donations needed to decorate veterans’ graves with wreaths

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3225 in Clovis will place wreaths at the resting places of fallen heroes in Clovis Memorial Cemetery, Academy Cemetery and Red Bank Cemetery as part of 2015 Wreaths Across America.

This is the first year Academy and Red Bank cemeteries will be included in the national program that honors veterans during the holidays. Ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 in each Clovis cemetery and wreath placing begins at 9 a.m.

Sponsors and donations are needed to purchase wreaths for each veteran’s grave, said VFW officials.

Each wreath costs $15. Donations may be sent to VFW Post 3225, P.O. Box 1852, Clovis CA 93613. Contact Post Cmdr. August Flash at 999-1948 for details.

Toys for Tots Car Show set for next month

The Pontiacs of Central California will host the 16th Annual Toys for Tots Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. This event, held in the Toys R Us parking lot, 1425 Shaw Ave. in Clovis, will support the U.S. Marine Corps drive to collect Christmas toys for needy children throughout the Central Valley. Registration will consist of the donation of at least one new, unwrapped toy with a value of $10 or more for each car.Open to all car and motorcycle years and makes. For details call (559) 999-9416 or visit