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Help Out: Nov. 3, 2013

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Holiday support groupCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- HospiceCare is holding a six-week holiday grief support group through the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas seasons for its patients' loved ones, as well as for people in the community.The holiday support group will meet weekly from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Nov. 12 through Dec. 17 at the Wallace Center at HospiceCare's main office, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W.The only requirement is that participants commit to the full six weeks to get the maximum benefit.To register, call bereavement coordinator Jill Duffield at 304-768-8523 or (toll-free) 800-560-8523. For more information about HospiceCare and all of its programs, visit's diseaseCHARLESTON, 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 Nov. 9. 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 honorCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Lynn Meyer, of the Charleston Chapter of Hadassah, has received the annual Hadassah National Leadership Award, which honors members whose leadership accomplishments reflect Hadassah's dedication to the principles of the volunteer ethic. Meyer joins 14 area women who have received the award since its establishment in 1987.A Baltimore native and longtime Charleston resident, Meyer and her husband, Stephen, a Charleston lawyer, are the key players in the Simon Meyer Reunions, which emphasize Jewish education in Charleston. She recently was chairwoman of Hadassah's Taste of Jewish Cuisine and will assume the chapter presidency in January.
4-H and Community DayCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County 4-H Teen Leaders has been selected as a donation recipient for Elder-Beerman's Community Day.For the group to receive funding, donors must go onto the Elder-Beerman Community Day Event website and purchase a Community Day booklet for $5. All $5 will go back to the 4-H Teen Leaders Association to assist them and other 4-H'ers in Kanawha County to go to Washington, D.C., during spring break for a four-day educational trip.Each $5 coupon booklet contains more than $500 worth of coupons and will be mailed to the buyer's address. Visit
Hospital director to speakSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Lora Edgell, director of the WVU Children's Hospital in Morgantown, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Woman's Club of South Charleston, 214 D St.The club invites the public, especially family and former patients, to meet Edgell. Guests are asked to bring an item of pajamas, underwear, socks, onesies, new stuffed toy or game for older children. Bringing an article qualifies for a chance at a door prize.South Charleston Woman's Club has supported the nationally accredited hospital for the past two years in the Rays of Hope Project of GFWC WV Capitol District with gifts of clothing, toys and monetary contributions and through sale of the Cards of Hope that support the Cure For Kids Cancer Fund.Santa portraitsSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, Price Portraits, 201 D St., South Charleston, will offer free portrait packages to children with autism and any special need.
During these sessions, lights and music are turned down so each child will have little distraction while with Santa. The portrait package is valued at $150. The event is sponsored by Preston & Salango PLLC and Price Portraits. To schedule an appointment, call 304-744-8432.
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