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September 14, 2005

Local musicians to play at Roccoco

Area musicians and Roccoco Restaurant will join together Sunday for a Hurricane Katrina Relief Fun Raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 20 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. The event will feature music by the Howard Burns Jazz Ensemble and The Blue Comets.

Staff of the Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross will be on hand to accept donations.

VIP Mobility sends supplies to victims

VIP Mobility has a hurricane relief donation drop-off site at Fairgrounds Park.

The drop-off site will operate Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and likely will remain in operation for at least 90 days, according to a City of Hagerstown press release.

VIP Mobility has sent four tractor-trailer loads to the affected area. The tractor-trailer, drivers and transportation costs were furnished by Volvo Powertrain, formerly Mack Trucks.

The list of supplies needed includes baby supplies, paper, soap, water supplies, toiletries, canned goods and clothing.


Volunteers for the effort are needed.

For information, call VIP Mobility at 301-791-3838.

Clear Spring club to sponsor yard sale

The Campus Life Club of Clear Spring Middle School will sponsor a yard and bake sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the ALM Monogramming Shop across from Sheetz at Huyetts Crossroads.

All proceeds will go to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Items may be donated for the sale and should be dropped off at ALM Monogramming Shop through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cascade resident establishes program

Operation Samaritan is a private relief program for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, founded by Cascade resident Jeffrey L. Gilchrist.

The program has partnered with St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Cascade, New Day Ministries Church in Middletown, Md., and Expedited Services Inc., which is providing a trailer for donations. Donations will be sent to a church in Houston.

Donations will be accepted at 25321 Springdale Ave. in Cascade, and will be accepted anytime during daylight hours.

Other drop-off points are in the Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas.

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