Local community members participating in Operation Fireside are scheduled to pick up 370 recruits at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday at 9 a.m., to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Cape May County Chapter of the American Red Cross has sponsored Operation Fireside with training center Cape May since 1981.
“This event strengthens the ties of friendship that exist between the community and the Guardians of the Sea,” said Capt. William Kelly, commanding officer, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
Community members interested in participating in Operation Fireside for Christmas should contact the Cape May County Chapter of the American Red Cross at (609) 465-7382.