Briefs: Thanksgiving service; grants for women

November 15, 2012 

Calvary Baptist, Los Banos United Methodist, St. Alban's Anglican and St. John's Lutheran plan a Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's, 250 W. Adams Ave. Free formal dresses

Atwater-based Gifts of Grace is offering free formal dresses to girls in Merced County from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Bring student ID to Atlas Storage, 201 Gertrude Ave., Atwater. Call Peggy Brandwein: (209) 722-6708.

Grants for women

Soroptomists International of Los Banos is accepting applications through Dec. 15 for the $1,000 Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Cash Grant. Women must be primary financial provider for themselves and their dependents, be attending an undergraduate program or vocational training and have a financial need. Call Sherry Pearson at (209) 826-1026 or (209) 617-9624, or email sjpear@pacbell.net.

Free formal dresses

Atwater-based Gifts of Grace is offering free formal dresses to girls in Merced County from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Bring student ID to Atlas Storage, 201 Gertrude Ave., Atwater. Call Peggy Brandwein: (209) 722-6708.

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