Community Notes

Domestic violence prevention: Panhandle-based Full ‘Steem Ahead Life Coaching & Mentoring will host a Stomp Out Domestic Violence event at the Ranson Lions Club, 308 S. George St. on Oct. 27. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with food and drinks. The “Shades of Purple” fashion show will follow, with models ranging from toddlers to adults. Post-show, there will be music and dance for the adults with music by DJ Cedric Galloway. Tickets are $20 for ages 18 and over; $10 for those under 18. To reserve seats or get details, call Teresa Holmes -Lindsey at 304-886-8777.

 

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, during the following hours: 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.

 

Fundraiser for breast 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 www.fargoins.com or call 304-267-4915.

 

Volunteers needed: Fundraiser volunteers are needed for the 19th-annual haunted fairgrounds being held this weekend and next. This event is 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 this fall. To donate a tree or learn more about the process, contact Richard Blue (304-725-2201 or rblue@frontiernet.net). 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 elmwoodcemeteryshepwv.org.

 

Council on Aging bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours offers bus trips throughout the year. Upcoming trips include: Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show on Nov. 14 and Christmas in Williamsburg, Va., on Dec. 5 and 6. For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 West 5th Ave., Ranson.

 

Volunteers needed: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission is in need of volunteers for the annual haunted trail and haunted house event Oct. 26. Those interested in helping should email Lauren Mumaw at lmumaw@jcprc.org.

 

Volunteers needed to plant trees: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking for volunteers Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help plant over 800 trees and shrubs along 2,000 feet of Harlan Run, a trout stream near Hedgesville. Bring shovels, work gloves and a water bottle and lunch. This free event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress for the weather. Registration is required. For questions or to register, contact Carmera Thomas at MDRestoration@cbf.org.

 

Low-cost veterinarian service offered: Spay Today is the area’s reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. To find vets and more information, go to baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.

 

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