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Marine Corps League to have a ball Nov. 9 in Holiday

Published Oct. 2, 2005

The Holiday Detachment Marine Corps League will observe the 222nd anniversary of the Marine Corps at a Birthday Ball on Nov. 9 at Knights of Columbus council hall, 22040 Grand Blvd., Holiday.

A social hour will start at 6 p.m., and a traditional ceremony and posting of the colors are scheduled at 7. The cutting of the birthday cake will follow dinner.

Tuxedo Junction Band will provide dance music.

The public is invited. Dress is semiformal. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the detachment building, 7241 Baillie Drive, corner of Rowan Road, New Port Richey, or by calling 848-1688. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

In 1775, Tun Tavern, a waterfront tavern, was the first recruiting place for Marines after the Continental Congress authorized the formation of battalions under Samuel Nicholas. Robert Mullen, the Tun Tavern innkeeper, is believed to have been commissioned in recognition of his recruiting services.

VFW auxiliary officer's

visit to area begins Friday

Anne Dorton of Longwood, department president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, will make an official visit to the area Friday through Sunday.

On Friday she will visit the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, and on Saturday she will attend the Military Ball at Shady Hills VFW Post 8681 on County Line Road, Shady Hills. On Sunday Dorton will attend a District 21 meeting at VFW Post 10167 in Holiday.

Her project for the year is cancer aid and research. The goal is to raise $200,000 through the 216 auxiliary units in the state. Dorton will promote membership and the many auxiliary programs during her trip to Florida. Her theme is "Unity through Dedicated Services to Our Veterans."

_ Information about people and special events in west Pasco, including Holiday, Port Richey, New Port Richey and Hudson, must be sent in writing one week before the event or one week before deadline for reservations or tickets to Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668.