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Help Out: Feb. 24, 2013

By Staff reports

Fashion show models

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An open casting call will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 for women who would like to be a model in the annual West Virginia Symphony League Fashion Show to benefit the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Auditions will take place in the community room in the Appalachian Power Park clubhouse, 601 Smith St. Models should bring heels because they will be asked to walk for a panel of celebrity judges.

The fashion show will take place May 9 at Smith Company Motor Cars. For more information, email Morgan Robinson at charming-charleston@hotmail.com or visit www.wvfashionshow.com.

McClaugherty Raffle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tickets are still available for the annual McClaugherty Raffle benefiting the Clay Center and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This year's grand prize is $10,000.

One thousand tickets will be sold at $100 each. The drawing party will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 5 in the Clay Center grand lobby.

Other prizes include cash, Clay Center and orchestra ticket packages, jewelry and trip getaways. A complete prize list may be viewed at www.theclaycenter.org/support/specialevents.aspx.

Ticket holders don't have to be present to win. To buy a ticket, call 304-561-3521.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Dirty Girl Mud Run to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation is coming to Charleston April 6 at Coonskin Park. The first wave of runners will begin at 8 a.m., the last at 4 p.m.

The run is an untimed obstacle course for women of all ages and athletic abilities. Every one of the obstacles -- from the "Utopian Tubes" tunnel crawl to the "PMS" mud pit -- is optional. Forming teams is encouraged, as are crazy team uniforms. Music, food and drinks are part of the event.

Cancer survivors run for free. In 2012, Dirty Girl exceeded its minimum goal of $250,000 to the foundation in monetary and in-kind support. Its goal in 2013 is to deliver over $500,000 in support.

For more information, visit Dirty Girl at www.facebook.com/godirtygirl.

Teen grief support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- HospiceCare will offer a series of teen grief support group sessions from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at its main Charleston office, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., near Patrick Street.

The peer group setting for teens helps them share their feelings and experiences on the loss of a parent, sibling, friend or other loved one. The group teaches teens ways of coping with a difficult period in their lives.

To register your child, call Jill Duffield in HospiceCare's grief and loss department at 304-768-8523, or toll-free at 800-560-8523.

For more information about HospiceCare, visit www.hospicecarewv.org.

The deadline for submissions to Help Out is noon Wednesday for the following Sunday. If you would like a response from the public, please provide the name and telephone number of a person who can be listed in the newspaper. Send information via email to earle@wvgazette.com, by fax to 304-348-1233, or by regular mail to Help Out, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.


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