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County Residents Complete Construction Training through TeamBuilders Academy

County Residents Complete Construction Training through TeamBuilders Academy

The following information was sent to us by Joe Clark from The Prince George's County Community College:

A cohort of 24 students have completed three months of hands-on-training in the construction trade through Prince George’s Community College’s TeamBuilders Academy. The group, including 12 women, is prepared to enter career fields such as building maintenance engineering, residential weatherization and property preservation. The accelerated adult career training program matches eligible unemployed Prince George’s County residents with local employers by providing job readiness and occupational trades-related technical skills training. 

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

Advent and Christmas Events in the Archdiocese of Washington

 

The following notice was sent to us by Brie Hall:

 

Annual Dinner to Honor Pearl Harbor Day at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136

Annual Dinner to Honor Pearl Harbor Day at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136

The 70th Anniversary of  the "date which will live in infamy," will be honored Wednesday, December 7 at Prince George's County's biggest American Legion Post, Greenbelt American Legion Post 136. Every year on December 7 at 5 p.m.,  the Department of Maryland conducts its Fall 2011 National Defense Field Forum and dinner to remember those who fought and were killed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.

"This dinner honors the survivors and fallen heroes of Pearl Harbor. Today, we keep the American Flag outside at half-mast to remember the first horrific attack on our soil and  pay homage to those that died fighting for our country and to those who lived to tell their story," said Steve Messer, Greenbelt American Legion Post Manager.

28th Annual Prince George’s County Police Department's Community Party for Deserving Children

28th Annual Prince George’s County Police Department's Community Party for Deserving Children

The following information was sent to us by Cpl. Evan Baxter:

 

This past Saturday, December 3, 2011, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division, along with numerous community partners, hosted the 28th Annual Community Christmas Party for Deserving Children at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Commanders, officers, and civilian employees from the police department, joined by numerous community volunteers, treated over 500 children from the Prince George’s County Public School System to a day full of Christmas cheer.  The day’s activities included festive decorations, good food, live entertainment, and photos with Santa Claus.  Each child also received several Christmas gifts at the end of the party.
“This is such a magical time of year.  We are grateful, once again, to have the opportunity to provide these children with some Christmas joy,” said Police Chief Mark A. Magaw.

Fatal Fire Victims Fundraiser at Local Elementary School

Fatal Fire Victims Fundraiser at Local Elementary School

 

The following information was sent to us by PGFD Chief Spokesperson, Mark E. Brady:

 

Prince George’s County Announces Inaugural New Coat Drive

Prince George’s County Announces Inaugural New Coat Drive


The following information was sent to us by Ardelle Butler and Edith Chatman:

 

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, Prince George’s County Office of Community Relations will be collecting new coats from several locations in the County in an effort to help those in need this season.