The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have a Veterans Luncheon at noon Nov. 9 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Suzanne Jenkins will speak about the Veterans Sponsored Housing Program. Bring items for the Homeless Veterans Home in Charleston. Members who will participate in the annual Veterans Parade in Charleston on Nov. 11 should contact Chapter Regent April Gardner. Patty Young needs sponsors for wreaths and volunteers for the Wreaths Across American presentation at the Donel Kinnard WV Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Dec. 14. Hostesses are Patty Young and Carolyn Monk. The deadline for reservations is Thursday.
The University of Charleston TOMS Campus Club will host "Socksgiving" to collect new socks and towels for local homeless shelters from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday on the steps of Geary Student Union. Students and community members are invited to bring new towels and packages of socks to the event, tie-dye some to keep, and donate the rest to benefit local homeless men and women at the YWCA Sojourner's Shelter and Union Mission Crossroads Homeless Shelter. The UC TOMS Club will also ask for participants to dip the bottom of their feet in blue paint and walk across a white sheet to help create a new flag for the chapter. The combination of steps in straight lines will help recreate the internationally recognized TOMS logo. TOMS was founded on the premise that with every pair of shoes someone purchases, a pair of new shoes will be given to a child in need.
Shoney's offers free burgers to vets
Shoney's restaurants in the area will be providing free all-American cheeseburgers to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day as a special thank you. Shoney's offer of a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty military service members is available on Nov. 11 at participating restaurants while supplies last. There is a limit of one per day per military service member and the offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers. Shoney's military guests will need to provide proof of military service. The offer is valid for dine-in only and beverage. Tax and gratuity are not included.
4-H Teen Leaders
Kanawha County 4-H Teen Leaders have been selected as a recipient for the Elder-Beerman Community Day Event. To receive funding, the public is encouraged to visit the Elder-Beerman Community Day Event website and purchase a Community Day booklet for $5. The entire $5 donation will go back to the 4-H Teen Leaders Association to assist them and other 4-Hers in Kanawha County in traveling to Washington D.C. during spring break for a four-day educational trip. Each coupon booklet features more than $500 worth of coupons and will be mailed to the purchaser's address. The website is http://communitydayevent.com/orglookup_detail.php?orgID=79015 . For more information, contact Sherry Swint at 304-720-9889.