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Community notes: Jan. 27, 2016

2016 Food Drive

BARBOURSVILLE — The Junior League of Huntington has been working throughout the month of January to collect soup for the Facing Hunger Foodbank through its “Be a Soup-er Hero” event. The drive will wrap up on Saturday at the Barboursville Kroger, 6360 U.S. Rt. 60 East. Junior League members will be there handing out flyers and collecting soup from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Beginning at 11 a.m., the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl champions, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, will be at the event to help collect soup, along with Batman and the Batmobile. The goal for this year’s soup drive is 50,000 cans. For more information, email or call 304-617-8224.

Black History Month Celebration

Join the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, WV Division of Culture and History, and the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission, for the 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration of Diversity on Monday, February 1 at 4 p.m. at the WV Culture and History Center Great Hall, adjacent to the Capitol Complex located at 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East. There will be a reception following the program which will include music by visiting instructor Mary Jackson and pianist Bob Thompson, and a key note address by KISRA CEO Dr. Michelle Foster as well as awards presentation by Gov. Tomblin. For additional information call 304-558-3179.

Soup’Er Bowl Sale

Unity of Kanawha Valley, located at 804 Myrtle Road, will host a Soup and Pottery sale on Saturday, February 6 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring homemade soup, bread, baked goods as well as ceramic kitchen-related and decorative pottery by Mud River potter Susan Maslowski. Stay for lunch or take soup to go.

Solar Co-op information session

The Kanawha County Solar Co-op will hold its final public information session tonight at 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 305 E Street in South Charleston. The purpose is to educate the community about solar energy and the co-op process. It’s also an opportunity for Kanawha County residents to join the co-op.

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