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Help Out: June 30, 2013

By Staff reports

Dog days yard sale

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- The Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale, an indoor, air-conditioned rummage sale, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 in the James C. Wilson Student Union at West Virginia State University.

The sale is sponsored by WVSU's Kappa Delta Pi education honor society, and all proceeds will go to the organization.

Tables may be reserved for $10 by individual families, as well as churches, civic and school groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. To register online or print out a registration form, visit

Kappa Delta Pi's Lambda Zeta chapter sponsors activities throughout the year, including read-aloud activities at elementary schools, professional development programs for teachers and education students, and various programs for underprivileged children.

A-B names bell tower

PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- Jean Cunningham was honored by her family and Alderson-Broaddus College on May 25 when the Wilcox Chapel bell tower was named the Jean Cunningham Bell Tower, made possible by a gift from her family.

A 1953 A-B graduate, Cunningham received an honorary doctorate from the college in 2008. She has served on its board of trustees and is chairwoman of its Renewing the Promise capital campaign.

Cunningham and her late husband, Jim, were deeply involved in Baptist ministries, and she is the minister of administration at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston and also sings in the choir. She is a member of the General Board of American Baptist Churches USA.

Because of the July Fourth holiday, the deadline for submissions to next week's Help Out is noon July 2. 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, 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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