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Archive for Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Area continues to raise funds for coast

September 7, 2005

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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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