Giant Offers Military Appreciation Night

Posted April 1, 2003 at 1:31pm

Giant Offers Military Appreciation Night Giant Food will sponsor Military Appreciation Night at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus through the United Service Organizations. The food chain will distribute 7,000 tickets to the April 11 circus at the DC Armory for military personnel and their families.

If interested, call the USO hotline at (703) 696-2551. The circus is performing at the Armory through April 21. For tickets or more information, visit www.ringling.com or call (202) 432-SEAT.

Postal Service Has Mailing Tips for Iraq

The Postal Service is reminding Americans that mail can no longer be delivered to military personnel in the Middle East when addressed to “Any Service Member.”

The Defense Department recommends visiting www.defendamerica.mil and clicking on the “support our troops” icon to for more information about how to send mail to troops.

Those who send mail should use the service member’s full name, unit and APO/FPO address with the nine-digit ZIP code and a return address. For packages, mailers are asked to print on one side only with the recipient’s address in the lower right portion.

It is prohibited to send obscene materials, any religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith or depicting nude or semi-nude persons, pornographic or sexual items, pork or pork byproducts.

Cherry Blossom Run Takes Place Sunday

More than 200 Hill staffers will participate in the 31st annual Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, as they take part in the Capitol Hill Competition portion of the race Sunday.

Although the tradition of road-racing has been going strong for more than 30 years, the Capitol Hill Competition has been sponsored by America’s credit unions the past two years.

Exhibit Highlights Presidential Garden

The White House Historical Association recently opened “The President’s Garden,” a 10-panel exhibit comprising more than 60 historic and contemporary images, which trace the evolution of one of the city’s most prominent spaces. It is accompanied by a 30-minute film produced by the association.

Among the subjects explored are: “The White House Gardeners and their Trees,” “The Rose Garden” and “The First Lady’s Garden.”

The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 2, is held at the White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

— Sara Faiwell and Bree Hocking