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A fundraising drive is underway to help the victims of a Nov. 3 house fire in Hampton.

Multiple fire departments were dispatched to the home along Cramlington Drive, which was destroyed by flames and explosions that caused the interior of the structure to collapse. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Friends of Premick family have created a GoFundMe page to help them recover from their losses.

Donations can be made online at: https://bit.ly/HamptonFireVictim.

Firefighters hosting collection to help
Toys for Tots

Three McCandless volunteer fire departments are joining forces for the 6th annual drive to support Toys for Tots.

Residents can help bring joy to needy kids during the holidays by donating unwrapped toys during any of the following times:

• Tuesday evenings in November from 6 to 7 p.m. at any fire station in McCandless

• Nov. 27 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Target parking lot at Pine Creek Plaza, 9805 McKnight Road

Drive-thru holiday light display

The North Hills School District is hosting a drive-thru light display at the high school/middle school campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The decorations and light displays are being designed and created by student clubs, schools and organizations from elementary through high school.

The students also are seeking donations of new and gently used strands of lights, which can be dropped off in collection boxes at the entrance to all school buildings.

The event is free, but donations are being collected to help needy families during the holidays.

Festival of Trees slated

Hosanna Industries is playing host to its 9th Annual Festival of Trees on Nov. 20 and 21.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, during which Santa is scheduled to make an appearance.

The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The event at Quality Gardens at 209 Route 228 in Valencia features beautifully designed Christmas trees as well as handmade holiday decorations and Christmas decor available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the organization’s mission to help needy families.

For more information, see: hosannaindustries.org.

Hampton seeking residents to serve on advisory boards

Hampton is accepting letters of application from residents interested in serving on the Environmental Advisory Council, Zoning Hearing Board and the Shaler Hampton EMS Board.

The environmental council is responsible for reviewing land development applications to ensure compliance with environmental protection regulations.

In addition, issues related to the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources, including air, land and water are also within their review.

The zoning board reviews and decides on variance applications. A variance may be submitted as an appeal to a permit denial, notice of violation or determination by the zoning officer.

The emergency medical services board will have an appointment available beginning in 2021. The board serves as the appointed board of directors overseeing the service’s administrative and fiscal operations.

Interested residents should send a letter to: Township of Hampton, Attn: Township Council, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.

The letter also can be sent by email to: [email protected].

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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