Book fest needs volunteers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Organizers of the West Virginia Book Festival are seeking volunteers to assist with the free annual two-day event, scheduled this year for Oct. 13 and 14 at the Charleston Civic Center.
Volunteers help in a variety of ways, including setup, breakdown, assisting authors and presenters and assisting with the used book sale, Festival Marketplace, children's programs, crafts and information tables. The deadline for volunteers to apply is Sept. 1.
Volunteer applications are available online at www.wvbookfestival.org. Visit the website or call 304-343-4646, ext. 273, for more information.
Men's shelter donations
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Crossroads Men's Shelter needs the following items: food handler's gloves, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, cleaning gloves and Pine Sol.
Items may be dropped off at Crossroads anytime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at 503 Leon Sullivan Way.
AARP gives to food banks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- AARP West Virginia and the AARP Foundation have donated $20,000 to assist the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Huntington Area Food Bank in replenishing food stock depleted by the continuing storm relief efforts across the state.
"As champions in the fight against hunger, West Virginia's food banks have always gone above and beyond in their efforts to help West Virginia families in need. These agencies certainly rose to the challenge again in their response to the unusual storm event of June 29 and its aftermath, and are to be commended for their efforts," said Gaylene Miller, AARP West Virginia state director.
The $20,000 donation is part of AARP's Drive to End Hunger, a national effort to address the issue of older adult hunger. Since its launch in 2011, the initiative has donated 12.1 million meals and driven corporate and individual donor commitments with an expected value of $16.8 million.
For more information about Drive to End Hunger go to www.drivetoendhunger.org.
Party aids MU students
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tickets are on sale for the 15th annual Paint the Capital City Green celebration Aug. 23 at Charleston Embassy Suites.