collect toyson Saturday
BRADENTON -- The U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped Toys for Tots left by customer mailboxes Saturday to brighten the holidays for less fortunate children.
All Post Office customers in the Suncoast District include ZIP codes beginning with the first three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347.
Customers are asked to leave new, unwrapped toys by their mailboxes. Letter carriers will collect the toys as they deliver mail along their routes. Toys should be left by the mailbox before the carriers' regular delivery time. Customers wishing to donate toys after their carrier has delivered on their route may bring the toys to their local Post Office.
Free Gospel Blues Brunch to benefit WRC of Manatee
BRADENTON -- The nonprofit Women's Resource Center of Manatee is sponsoring the Gospel Blues Brunch as part of the Downtown Bradenton Blues Fest weekend.
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will perform at noon on Old Main Street between Manatee Avenue West and Fourth Street. While listening to the free concert, food from assorted restaurants and food trucks will be available for purchase.
There will also be performances from Turner Chapel AME Church, Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church, Robert's Elements of Praise from St. Pail Missionary Baptist Church.
Each and every month, more than 250 new women arrive for the first time at the door of the Women's Resource Center of Manatee for help on their personal journey. Donations help provide these programs at little or no costs to those in need.
The free performances are sponsored by Jaymie Carter, Lynne Callahan, Debbie Vogler, Cheryl Roberts of Michael Saunders and Co., The Women's Resource Center of Manatee and Mojoe Productions.
-- Herald staff reports