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Parentsand their childrencan read a story anddecorate cookies together at theCamarillo Heights FFSC. 10 a.m.,3- to 5-year-olds; 3:30 p.m., 6- to8-year-olds. Pre-register at 805-982-5326.
U.S. Rep. EltonGallegly will give away hundreds of gift bagsand bicycles from 12:30 to 4 p.m.at VR-55’s Hangar 34, NBVC PointMugu. Info: (805) 758-0564.
40 tons of snow!3 to 7 p.m., PortHueneme Youth Center, NBVC PortHueneme. Marshmallow roasting,cookie decorating, crafts. Free.Information: 989-7580.
7to 11 a.m.; noon to4 p.m., Point MuguTheater, NBVC PointMugu. Presentations on fireprevention, motorcycle safety, childsafety and the dangers of drinkingand driving. Information: 805-989-8099.
3 to 5 p.m., PortHueneme and PointMugu galleys. Open tocivilians. $7.50; $6.40 for E4 andbelow. Turkey, prime rib and all thetrimmings.
By MCC Daniel Pearson
Dozensof Seabeestooktotheirmotor-ycles Thursday, Dec. 6, to support localMarines in the annual Toys for Tots cam-aign to provide Christmas gifts to lessortunate children.TheSeabeesgatheredattheSeabeeMu-seumatNavalBaseVenturaCounty,PortHueneme,beforedepartingfortoycollec-ion points in Ojai and Camarillo, finish-ng up at the Ventura Harbor.In addition to making Christmas mer-ier for children, the ride was also a showof support to the Marines who run therogram,accordingtoChief BuilderDanMcKee.“SeabeesandMarineshangtogetherallhetime,sowewantedtohelptheMarinesout as much as we could,”McKee said.
Seabees help Marines deliver toys to tots
PHOTO BY MCC DANIEL PEARSON / 30TH NCR
Seabee Claus, known the rest of the year as BUC (SCW/FMF/EXW) Dan McKee of the 31stSeabee Readiness Group, poses with fellow Seabee riders as they prepare to deliver toysdonated to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
NEX a drop-off spot, Page 15.
Motorcyclists ride toOjai, Camarillo, Ventura
By Andrea Howry
More than 10,000 cookies baked andpackaged by local volunteers were deliv-ered Thursday, Dec. 6, to Sailors living inthebarracksatNavalBaseVenturaCoun-ty.“Sweet!” said Construction Electrician2nd Class Anton Skerl of Naval MobileConstruction Battalion 5 as he acceptedtwobeautifullywrappedpackagesof cook-ieshandedtohimbyJulieWhirlowof theFleet & Family Support Center (FFSC).BrittanyBarton,thedeploymentspecial-istfortheFFSC,saidthismarkedthe13thyearof theproject.Localretirees,spousesand civilians working on base donatedeverything from freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies to store-bought productswrapped in red and green.Barton said one woman told her co-workers at a local bank about the project,andtheyallbakedcookiesthatshedroppedoff in a giant box Thursday.“Wehopeitbringssomeholidaycheer,”she said.There were so many cookies that afterthedistributionatthebarracks,theFFSCcouldstillship20boxestoSailorsdeployedoverseas.
10,000 cookiesgiven to Sailors
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
UTCN Albert Vedutis of Naval MobileConstruction Battalion 5 accepts a bagof cookies from Kiahna Barnes, 3, thedaughter of Rosie Barnes of the Fleet &Family Support Center.
When you leave your desk for the holi-ays this month, remember to take yournergy footprint with you.The Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) Energy Team is asking everyoneo do their part to reduce energy wasteand costs to the Navy while you’re away.There are more than 10,000 computersat the base. If left on constantly, they costhe Navy more than $1 million in electric-ty bills.“If we shut down our computers afterhe workday, over weekends and duringolidays, this electricity cost could be cutn half, saving the Navy and the taxpayerearly $500,000 per year,”said Tom San-oianni, energy manager for the base.Here are some other things you can doo help:• Turn off lights in unoccupied areas.• Turn off lights in areas that receiveadequate daylight, including warehousesand hallways.• Use task or table lighting instead of overhead lighting whenever possible.• Do a building walkthrough beforeeekends and holidays to turn off anyquipment left on.• Turn off all of your office peripherals,ncluding speakers, fans, radios, printers,axes and copiers.
Power down overholiday vacations
4:30 to 6p.m., Port HuenemeTeen Center, 143934th Ave.; Point Mugu Teen Center,150 4th St. Sponsored by NBVCTeen Centers and Torch andKeystone Clubs.