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Help Out: Jan. 6, 2013

By Staff reports

Dog walkers needed

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Fulfill a New Year's resolution to exercise more and walk dogs at the Putnam Animal Relief Center.

Dog walkers are needed at the center, 1 Sabre Road, Winfield, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is closed on Sundays. Call 304-586-0249 or email putnamanimalshelter@frontier.com.

Huntington's support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington's disease support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at Saint Francis Hospital. The next meeting is Jan. 12. Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk or anyone affected by Huntington's disease. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

School trip fundraiser

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Woman's Club of South Charleston, 214 D St.

The club is sponsoring the dinner to raise funds for six South Charleston Middle School students who have planned educational travel to London, Dublin and Paris in June. Tickets are $7.

Food Bank donation

GASSAWAY, W.Va. -- The Mountaineer Food Bank received a $70,000 donation from the 2012 One Shot Deer Hunt event for Hunters Helping the Hungry.

The sixth annual Governor's One Shot Deer Hunt was held in October. The money will go to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, administered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, to distribute venison to needy families across the state through the Mountaineer Food Bank and other agencies.

In addition to the funds donated through the Governor's One Shot Deer Hunt, $25,000 was donated by Dominion Energy.

Under the program, individuals and businesses donate money for the opportunity to participate in guided antlerless deer hunts on private property near Stonewall Resort State Park in Lewis County. All venison from the hunt, along with profits from the sponsorships, goes to HHH program. More information about the HHH program is available at wvdnr.gov/Hunting/HHH.shtm.

The deadline for submissions to Help Out is noon Wednesday for the following Sunday. If you would like a response from the public, please provide the name and telephone number of a person who can be listed in the newspaper. Send information via email to earle@wvgazette.com, by fax to 304-348-1233, or by regular mail to Help Out, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.


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