The IRS has approved Downtown North East, Inc.’s application for 501(c)(3) status as a “public charity.” This designation allows contributors to DNE to deduct their contributions as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. This designation will also expand DNE’s opportunities to seek grants that are exclusively available to 501(c)(3)’s. DNE members thank fellow volunteer Char Kerr for her hard work on the 501(c)(3) application. 

US Army mother Lori Snyder of North East is accepting donations of twin-size bed sheets to be used in efforts to make barracks welcoming to new troops. Donations of neutral-color twin size sheet sets for men and women or cash donations may be dropped off to Snyder at 69 Clay St. in North East. Leftover monetary donations will be used to purchase snacks for the soldiers’ bedrooms.

Stop by Fairchild’s to register for their annual Easter drawing. The winner will receive a large Easter chick filled with Easter goodies. No purchase necessary; the drawing will take place Friday, April 2.

A representative from State Rep. Curt Sonney’s office will be at 4 NINE Place Thrift Store on Wednesday, March 31 to help residents help complete and submit rent and tax rebate forms. The Thrift Store is open from 12-4 p.m.

Lake Country Bike Team Ride is Saturday at 8am. Meet at the bike shop. New riders welcome, ages 15-adult. Come on out even if you don’t intend to compete with the team, we have riders of all experience and fitness levels.  

The North East Community Yard Sale will be held May 15. Anyone who would like to be included on the map may stop by the Chamber of Commerce with their sale information. Cost is $3.00, to defray printing cost.

Murder Mystery Dinner that tickets are on Sale at the Chamber, Law and Murder on April 24 at the South Shore Wine Company, catered by The Kelly Hotel. Cost is $35 per person. Contact the Chamber, 725-4262, mto make reservations.

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