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How you can help victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 18, 2005

Restaurant features Burns, Blue Comets


Area musicians and Roccoco Restaurant will join together today 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 from the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be on hand to accept donations.

Bella Salon and Spa to donate proceeds


Bella Salon and Spa, at 1691 Langley Drive in Hagerstown, will hold a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds from haircuts, manicures, pedicures, stylings and massages will go to the American Red Cross.

Penn State Mont Alto plans yard sale


MONT ALTO, Pa. - The Penn State Mont Alto campus will hold a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to be donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief.

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The Campus Life office will accept donated goods to be sold at the yard sale until Thursday. The office also is collecting new combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hand towels, and heavy-duty, one-gallon Ziploc bags for hygiene kits.

Call 717-749-6156.

Salons to participate in national cut-a-thon


Five Washington County hair salons will participate in a national cut-a-thon Monday, Sept. 26, with proceeds going to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The five salons are Sagittarius Salon and Sanctuary Spa, Hair Innovations, Signature, Snipz and Tranquility.

The effort was organized by five different cosmetology associations.

The cut-a-thon will be held in each salon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Church of God taking donations in trailer


SMITHSBURG - Mt. Pleasant Church of God is collecting donations for hurricane relief in a large trailer in the church parking lot through Sept. 25.

Donations requested include new or used clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, bottled water, canned foods with pop-top openers, baby supplies, pillows, blankets and new shoes.

Pastor Tim Williams is working through a church in Alabama for distribution of the items in Mississippi. He will take the trailer south on Sept. 26.

Call 301-824-6293 or drop off donations at the church at 24107 Foxville Road.

A "Coins for Caring Campaign" will be held at Lincolnshire Elementary School through Sept. 30.


Students, staff, faculty and community members are asked to participate in the coin drive. The collection center for coins is at the school's main entrance.

The fundraising goal is $1,000, and all donations will be given to the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross for distribution in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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