ONA, W.Va. -- Cabell Midland High School hosted a tournament for archery teams from across the Tri-State on Dec. 7, with the proceeds going to benefit Hospice of Huntington. Seven groups of various age levels competed, raising $1,369.19.
Hospice of Huntington medical director Dr. Jane Kurucz was present to speak about the importance of hospice care. The money raised at the event will be used to provide medical care for patients with a life-limiting illness, as well as support services for their families.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Julia Black Family and Friends presented the fourth annual free dinner serving those in need during the holiday season on Dec. 17 at the Manna Meal Soup Kitchen. The event included food donated by Buzz Foods Service and US Foods and rolls from Tidewater prepared by a number of volunteers including help by chef Otis Laury. Music was donated by Bob Thompson and Santa also visited and handed out presents to children.
"The best one we've ever had," Black said. "We fed 330 people. We had 300 fruit baskets for people to take home with them. We had turkey and ham, it was gourmet green beans, and all different kinds of desserts. It was standard -- but, you know, if you have Otis doing it, it's not really standard."
The event has evolved into one for "anybody in Charleston that needs a holiday meal," Black said.