Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Light a candle to show your support: "The nonprofit organization Blue Star Mothers of Southern New Jersey is selling The Hero Candle to the public for $15, with proceeds earmarked for troop supplies. It's an attempt to raise awareness about overseas troops. South Jerseyans who buy one are asked to keep it in their window until the last troops return home, Jones said. 'The Hero Candle' has a star-shaped bulb and comes with a ribbon in red, blue and white. Anyone interested in buying the candle should call Nancy Chard Jones at (856) 853-9398. 'You don't have to know a soldier overseas in order to (buy the candle),' said Nancy Chard Jones, of the military support group Blue Star Mothers of Southern New Jersey, Chapter 2. Blue Star Mothers is for mothers whose children have served or are serving overseas in the military. The group meets monthly at Woodstown Armory. Meeting dates vary. For more information, call (856) 853-9398. Military Support Group of New Jersey and Pennsylvania meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Chews United Methodist Church, 319 Black Horse Pike, Glendora. This group is open to family and friends of the military, its veterans and anyone interested in supporting the troops. Contact Karen Jennings at (856) 783-1953. -- Wilford S. Shamlin "