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Salvation Army collecting turkeys

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The Salvation Army is collecting turkeys for needy families through Dec. 19. Frozen turkeys may be taken to 300 Fort Collier Road. Donors will receive a $5 gift card from Sheetz.

Sheetz stores also will have collection boxes for non-perishable food items.

Info: (540) 667-4777.

AARP Tax-Aide

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AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist taxpayers with their 2008 income tax returns.

Volunteers are needed to provide tax preparation services or to serve as client service facilitators/greeters at our Harrisonburg location.

The tax season runs from Feb. 1 to April 15, 2009. Participants wishing to be "certified" will be offered the basic AARP/IRS training Dec. 2-5, 2008 and Jan. 5-9, 2009.

Info: (540) 363-0171 or (540) 885-4209.

-- From a press release

Disaster Recovery Task Force

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The American Red Cross, Shenandoah County Emergency Services and Social Services Dept. is forming the Shenandoah County Disaster Recovery Task Force. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the county government center.

Interested persons should plan to attend and further information is available by calling 459-2913.

Ruritan Empty Stocking

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The Shenandoah County Ruritan Empty Stocking is seeking donations to buy gifts for hundreds of children in Shenandoah County, from infants to age 12. The lists are provided by the Shenandoah County Social Services Department.

Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 411, Strasburg, VA 22657. Further information is available by calling 465-3452 or 856-3421.

Horizon Goodwill Industries

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Horizon Goodwill Industries will accept gently used clothing and household items on Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shenandoah Shopping Center in Woodstock.

Further information is available by calling (800)435-2480 or on the web, www.horizongoodwill.org.

Woodstock Streetscape dedication

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The Woodstock Enhancement Committee will hold a dedication ceremony for the CourtSquare Streetscape at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The Instigators will provide music for a street dance at 7 p.m.

Also featured will be walking tours of historic downtown, The Wickham House,Woodstock Museum, and the courtroom will be open.

Info: (540) 459-3621.

Operation Christmas Child

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(From a press release) Life Care Center in New Market is participating in Operation Christmas Child, which is sponsored by Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse.

They are asking the community to drop off shoeboxes filled small toys, hard candy, school supplies and personal hygiene items.

The boxes, which are sent to children in need, are due Nov. 5.

Info: (540) 740-8041.



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