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December 9, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Restaurant giving percentage

of sales to Special Olympics

WEIRTON - Fifteen percent of sales from meals sold at the Weirton Bob Evans restaurant from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 13 will go to Brooke County Special Olympics.

Supporters must present fliers available at Traubert's Pharmacy and Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch or by calling (304) 737-1376.

Avella raising funds for Children's

AVELLA, Pa. - The Avella Elementary parent teacher group will be hosting its annual Santa Shop Monday through Friday.

Parents have been busy shopping all year long and have a full array of items under $5. Every student is given $1 by the Avella Eagles Connection.

During this week, second graders will be sponsoring their annual lemonade sale to help raise funds for Children's Hospital.

Weirton Musketeers hold meeting

WEIRTON - The Weirton Musketeers held a meeting Nov. 17 at Cove Presbyterian Church with 16 members in attendance.

President Arden Minor called the meeting to order.

After a brief business meeting, members played charades, led by Dakota Wagner and Abby Dowler. Members also made Christmas cards for Weirton Medical Center skilled care patients.

Anna and Andrew Byers served refreshments, and Andrew's birthday was acknowledged.

The next meeting will be held Dec. 15 at Weirton Medical Center, and members will carol for the patients.

Animal shelter offering incentive

NEW MANCHESTER - The Hancock County Animal Shelter has had an influx of dogs and cats, and shelter foundation board members are offering a holiday adoption incentive.

Adoption fees will be lowered until Jan. 2. Adoption fees for adult dogs over 1-year-old are lowered to $100 and senior dog adoption rates are $50 for dogs more than 5-years-old.

The adoption fee covers spaying or neutering, vaccinations and testing for common diseases.

The adoption fee for kittens is $75; adult cats over 1-year-old are $50; and senior cats are $25.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which operates the county animal shelter through a contract with the Hancock County Commission.

Proceeds from adoptions go toward shelter upkeep and animal care.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter, located on Gas Valley Road in New Manchester, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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