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Help Out: Dec. 8, 2013

By Staff reports

Animal rescue fundraiser

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- New Hope Animal Rescue is selling personalized stockings for dogs and cats filled with toys and treats to raise money for its spay/neuter and medical programs as well as for its fund to build a no-kill shelter in the Kanawha/Putnam county area.

The stockings, which sell for $20 each, also contain a dozen preservative-free, homemade dog biscuits. The biscuits also can be purchased separately for $5 per dozen.

Orders will be taken through Dec. 14 by calling New Hope Animal Rescue at 304-562-0300. Stockings will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 19 and 21 at New Hope's thrift store Paws and Shop, 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane.

Huntington's disease support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington's disease support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint Francis Hospital. The next meeting is Dec. 14.

Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk and anyone affected by Huntington's disease. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

Christmas bazaar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Christmas bazaar continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth St.

Collectibles, antiques, original artwork, gently used toys and new and like-new items will be for sale, as will hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.

Book and bake sale

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mountaineer Montessori School will hold its annual book fair and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the school, 308 20th St.

Books and educational gifts, along with homemade seasonal and ethnic dishes and holiday treats, will be sold. The school's line of official "M" gear, which includes shirts, backpacks, car decals, tote bags and other personalized items featuring the MMS mascot character by Charleston artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton, also will be for sale.

Proceeds benefit the school's Lighting the Way for Education campaign, which supports scholarship assistance and specialty programs at the school.

For more information, visit www.mountaineermontessori.org or call 304-342-7870.

Remembrance ornaments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- HospiceCare will hold its annual free holiday ornament workshop for children and teenagers from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Wallace Center, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., near Patrick Street on Charleston's West Side.

Young people grieving the death of a family member, friend or even a beloved pet are invited to creatively capture the spirit and memory of their loved one in an ornament.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Jill Duffield, at the Wallace Center, at 304-768-8523 or 800-560-8523.


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