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Tri-State briefs

October 28, 2009

Shep-or-Treat on tap tonight at Shepherd



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University will host the ninth annual Shep-or-Treat Halloween event today from 7 to 9 p.m.

All faculty, staff and community members are invited to bring their children, ages 14 and younger, for festivities in the residence halls and Student Center.

Shep-or-Treat is a campuswide community service event where students and residence life staff of Shepherd University plan and coordinate Halloween activities all over campus. Events will include a carnival, trick-or-treating, a creepy touch tank, mask making, face painting, scary photos and a haunted house. Shepherd residence halls, the Student Government Association and Greek organizations are among the student groups that take part in Shep-or-Treat.

For more information, call residence life at 304-876-5172.

NAACP hosts town hall meeting on table games



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP will host a town hall meeting Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Charles Town Library.

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The meeting will focus on the table games referendum slated for Dec. 5 in Jefferson County.

A yes vote Dec. 5 would allow Charles Town Races & Slots to bring games such as roulette and blackjack to the facility.

Waynesboro YMCA to host Kidz Day Out and Toy Sale



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro YMCA is hosting a Black Friday Kidz Day Out and Toy Sale on Nov. 27 starting at 5 a.m.

Parents will be able to drop off their children before they hit the stores on what's traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

Children can play in the gym, swim, do crafts and hang out in the kids zone. Volunteers from various community groups will be on hand to help entertain the children.

The fun day is open to kids ages 3 to 12 and costs $10 for the morning or afternoon, or $15 for the entire day for members; and $15 and $20, respectively, for nonmembers.

Children staying all day are asked to bring their own lunches. Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

The YMCA also will be selling gently-used toys from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The toy sale is a great way to "exchange" the toys a child has outgrown for ones more age-appropriate.

Proceeds will benefit the YMCA's child-care programs.

The sale also will feature gently-used infant items.

Toy donation boxes will be set up at the YMCA beginning Nov. 1.

Children must preregister by Nov. 23.

Wilson College dog washes scheduled for Nov. 7 and 8



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club will host two dog washes this fall - on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8.

Both will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the college veterinary building near the Park Avenue campus entrance off U.S. 11.

The cost is $5 for toy dogs, $8 for small dogs, $13 for medium dogs, $18 for large dogs and $22 for extra-large or double-coated dogs. The fee includes a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning and drying - all of which will be performed by VMT Club members, most of whom are enrolled in Wilson's veterinary studies program.

This year, the spring dog washes will benefit both the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and the VMT Club. Proceeds will help pay for the club's spring trip.

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