Archive for Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Area continues to raise funds for coast

September 7, 2005


Businesses, schools and other individuals and establishments are continuing to organize events to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief. Here are some of them:

¢ Hurst Fine Diamonds, 3140 Iowa, will donate 5 percent of all sales during September for relief.

¢ The West Side Deli and Bistro, 4931 W. Sixth St., will hold a $100-a-plate, Cajun-style benefit dinner with wine on Oct. 1. Seatings will be at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. To make reservations, call the business at 840-9044.

¢ World Wine & Beer, 3106 Iowa, is giving 5 percent of all sales to hurricane relief. The money raised this week will be given to 6News' "Hurricane Katrina: We Care" fundraiser Sunday.

¢ Lawrence High School staff and students will hold a Lions Pride Walk from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the high school track. Students will collect donations to participate in the walk.

On Sunday, the high school band and orchestra will hold a marathon concert and donations will be accepted.

Collection boxes also have been set up in the school for students to contribute.

¢ Prairie Park Elementary School will team with 105. 9 the Lazer and the Douglas County Red Cross to raise funds for victims. They will have a "Hat Day" on Friday at the school, 2711 Kensington Road. Students and staff will pay $1 for the privilege of wearing a favorite hat to school.

¢ Douglas County veterinarians say anyone who wants to donate to the care of animal victims of the hurricane can call the following numbers:

Louisiana Veterinary Medical Assn., 800-928-LVMA.

Louisiana State School of Veterinary Medicine, 225-925-3980.

American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 800-248-2862, extension 6689.


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