Community Notes

Feral Cat Day: Spay Today officials say National Feral Cat Day on Tuesday is a great time to remind people that Trap–Neuter–Return and other humane programs for feral cats are in the best interest of the cats and the community. During the week of Oct. 15 through 19, Spay Today will be offering an additional $10 discount off the price of a spay or neuter procedure on trapped feral cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


Fundraiser for cancer: The third-annual “Bras for a Cause” fundraiser event is being held during the month of October. For every bra dropped off at a Fargo Insurance office, 50 cents will be donated to a local organization in support of breast cancer research. For questions, go to or call 304-267-4915.


Volunteers needed: Fundraiser volunteers are needed for the 19th-annual haunted fairgrounds sponsored by the Kiwanis and Country Roads Car Club, with money going to help the food pantry, Panhandle Free Clinic, fire and rescue organizations and Santa’s Toy Shop. To volunteer, call 304-725-4141.


Tree donations sought: Shepherdstown’s 250th Anniversary Committee is encouraging residents to celebrate the anniversary by donating trees to the town’s historic Elmwood Cemetery. To donate a tree or learn more, contact Richard Blue at the Cemetery at 304-725-2201 or Contributions to the Tree Fund can be sent to Tree Fund, Elmwood Cemetery Association Inc. P.O. Box 561, Shepherdstown WV 25443. The cemetery’s website is at


Bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours offers bus trips including a trip to Inner Harbor Gospel Cruise Saturday, Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show (Nov. 14), Christmas in Williamsburg, Va. (Dec. 5 and 6). For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 W. Fifth Ave., Ranson.


Music education ministry accepting registrations: KinderPraise, a music education ministry, is accepting registrations for classes. The fee is $30 for 10 weeks of classes, which includes all materials. For questions or to register, go to


Volunteers needed: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission needs volunteers for the annual haunted trail and haunted house event Oct. 26. Those interested in helping should email Lauren Mumaw at


Adopt-a-Family interviews: Jefferson County Community Ministries is interviewing families for the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program. Interviews will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town. Interviews are scheduled for weekdays in October, Mondays: 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m.; Fridays: 9 a.m. to noon. Families are requested to bring birth certificates for each member of the family, picture ID and proof of Jefferson County residency.


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