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10 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, November 13, 2008 Santa's Toy Shop Applications Due Applications for the Kiwan- Donation boxes for new toys is Club of Charles Town's 19th will be available November 10 annual "Santa's Toy Shop," until December 10 at the follow- in cooperation with Jeffer- ing locations: F&M Bank, Bank son County Community Min- of Charles Town, United Bank, istries, are available at all Jefferson Security Bank, City schools, daycares, WIC office, National Bank, BB&T Bank- Community Ministries and Rt. 340 and Ranson, C.T. Races in the local newspaper. Dead- and Slots, Shultz Realty, Long line for application is Novem- and Foster Realty, Jefferson As- ber 17 at 12 p.m. Applications phalt, Zion Episcopal Church, must be turned in at the Jeffer- Asbury Methodist Church, Jef- son County Community Minis- ferson Hospital, Curves, Corn- tries office, 238 W. Washington cast and Canterbury Nursing Street, Charles Town. Home. Partial sponsorship for this program is provided by: Haunt- WHS Theatre ed Fairgrounds, Wal-Mart, Charles Town Community MJ n- Department Presents Hamlet The Washington High School Theatre Department proudly announces its next production, The Little Theater's Produc- tion of 'Hamlet' by Jean Battlo. This comedy is about a New York director who reluctantly travels to West Virginia to di- rect Hamletwith only six peo- ple. The resulting fractured play provides a fine example of realizing the impossible dream. Performances will be Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 in the Washing- ton High School auditorium. General seating tickets are $5, and reserved Front-and-Cen- ter seats are $8 in advance. In- formation and ticket sales are available by contacting Martha Louden at 304-885-5110 x5113 or Spirit Night On Thursday, November 20, the Jefferson FFA Alumni As- sociation will sponsor a "Spir- it Night" at California Tortilla, from 5 to 9 p.m. When placing your order, please give the code word "FFA". California Tortilla will donate 25% of the cost of your order to the Alumni Asso- ciation. The Alumni supports the FFA with travel, rentals, expenses, fundraising and pro- vides two scholarship per year to FFA members. Please come out and support these deserv- ing your students. California Tortilla is located in the Weis shopping center. istries, County Co~mission, City of Charles Town, ~pletree Vet- erinary Clinic, Countryside Vet- erinary Clinic, McKinney's Auto Rapair & Tow, Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Brown Funeral Home, Allegheny Power, River Riders, Hann Electric, Dr. Vanderhook, DDS; Dr. Gibson, DDS; W.V. Breeders Classic and citizens of Jefferson County. YOUR COMMUNITY SOURCE FOR NEws Call the Spirit to subscribe (304) 725-2046 a HFMS Plans Annual Memory Lights Ceremony The Student Council at Harp- ers Ferry Middle School wel- comes participation in its fifth annual Memory Tree Light- ing Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3 at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium. To participate in this cer- emony, interested persons may sponsor a memory light for a $1 donation. The names of those remembered will be read during the ceremony which will include tributes by the Harpers Ferry Mid- dle School band, chorus and alumni members. The goal of the council is to place memory lights on the two crabapple trees near the school's entrance with 1,000 lights. All proceeds from the memorials-will benefit the Harpers Ferry Middle School's "Have a Heart Fund." Orders will be taken un- til December 1. If interested, contact Mrs. Wight at 535- 6357 for additional informa- tion. Checks are to be made payable to Harpers Ferry Middle School. If ordering'a memory light by mail, send orders to Harpers Ferry Mid- dle School, 1710 West Wash- ington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. ,INC. Apple, Cherry, and Pumpkin Pies Applesauce Cake, Turnovers & Dumplings All Kinds of Cookies Baked Breads and more FRESH BAKED GOODS ALL NATURAL NO PRESERVATIVES Present this Ad to Our Nursery Staff and Receive 10% :YOURHOLIDAY PURCHASE Stop by the Nursery to see our selection of Christmas Trees Poinsettias WEST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION In celebration of National Community Foundations Week and National Philanthropy Day, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation joins with the community to honor three outstanding local philanthropists who give of time, talent, and financial resources to create change in our community. Each recipient below will choose a charitable organization within Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties to receive a cash grant. Our Philanthropists will be honored at a community reception November 13th, at Centra Bank, Martinsburg. Throughout high-school, Nicole Taschner made time for charitable and fundraising volunteerism while maintaining excellent grades and membership in the National Honor Society. She completed high school in spring 2008 and now attends Shepherd University. Her accomplishments include: Tutored an elementary student for two years in the EA.S.S. Volunteer Program Served as a team captain for two years in Relay For Life Participated in Unicef Trick or Treat program for two years Organized a school-wide clothing drive at Martinsburg High School Supported a Thanksgiving Dinner for theNeedy Made Valentines for the Berkeley County Senior Center Helped coordinate an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Martinsburg High School Handed out Christmas Candy Canes to the needy Volunteered as a Salvation Army '~ngel" Raised funds for American Red Cross wrapping holiday gifts for three years Supported the Toys for Tots program four consecutive years Participated in the United Way Day of Caring Helped with Operation Christmas Child for two years Distributed anti-tobacco literature at sports events Dubbed a "community angel," Mikki Van Wyk is the widow of the late businessman and acknowledged philanthropist Bruce Van Wyk. Mikki continues the Van Wyk spirit of philanthropy with a keen awareness of the crucial dental health needs in the tri-county area. After learning that tooth decay--or, dental carries--is the most common, chronic, and contagious childhood disease, yet, is almost completely preventable, she began to work with area organizers to find ways to address the challenge. She learned the Eastern Panhandle represents a unique crisis in dental services. It has West Virginia's lowest rate of providing oral health services to Medicaid children: recent estimates in our region report more than 10,000 Medicaid children have received no dental-care services and more than 10,500 have received no preventive dental care services. For adults, the need is equally strong, with service hard to come by. Local organizers turned to a model program to help those in need: a Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) community dental clinic, q-he ad-hoc two-day clinic sited at Hedgesville High School brought together almost 100 dental practitioners to help in dental cleanings, extractions, fillings, crowns, root canals--a full gamut of dental services. While the dentists and staff volunteered time and tools, supplies needed were costly. As put by her nominators, "Planning for and coordinating the execution of a project involving more than 700 volunteers : is an awesome task by itself without having to worry about raising the dollars to support the project. Raising these dollars would have been a major distraction for this small group, q-hat's where Mikki came in. She took the burden, saying, 'not to worry about the funding.'" With her philanthropy, 1,153 people in our community were served with dental solutions. The Eastern Panhandle M.O.M. was dubbed one of the most successful and well organized along the Eastern seaboard and the program is slated for return in 2009--again, with Mikki Van Wyk's help. Must be present to win. See the Players' Choice center for further details. Saturday, November 22 4pm Ist prize: $40,000 7pro 1st prize: $40,000 Saturday, December 13 3pro 1st prize: $50,000 7pro Ist prize: $2oo,ooo or House & More Prizes THE)NN CHARLES TOWN Don't forget you can now Stay & Play! Book your room online before December 30, 2008 and receive 2 Free Epic Buffet meals. I New Players' Choice members get $5 OFF the Epic Buffet I II .So join today - it's fast, easy and FREE! II Visit our Players' Choice*; center I Offer not valid Nov. 22, 2008 and Dec. 13, 2008 (West Virgml Discover it all[ GAMBLE TOO MUCH? For Free Confidential Help Call: 1-800-GAMBLER in West Virginia or 1-800422-4700 outside West Virginia. Dan Ryan Builders is a well-known developer and builder in our region, named the 2008 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year for the company's commitment to steadfast philanthropy. Their charitable giving from the corporate side, coupled with a corporate foundation, is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Dan Ryan Builders has been a supporter and~or sponsor of Burke Street Elementary School Jefferson County Public Schools Education Foundation Hedgesville Little League Shepherd University Foundation American Cancer Society Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council Bunker Hill Elementary Jefferson High School Baseball Boosters Eastern Panhandle Builders Association The Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle Potomack Intermediate School Miss West Virginia Pageant The Country Day School Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Musselman High School Band Boosters Jefferson High School Soccer Boosters Home Builders Association of West Virginia Inwood Dance Company Jefferson County Little League Kiwannis Club of Charles Town United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Muscular Dystrophy Association Jefferson County Council on Aging Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Housing Action Endowment Fund Martinsburg High School Band Boosters West Virginia Shockers Fast Pitch Softball Musselman High School Baseball Boosters l l BUILDERS Better Value. Better LixringY The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, founded in 1995, serves Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties, as stewards for more than 125 funds and $6 million in permanent endowment. Donors craft the vision to determine how their fund serves the community. Community foundations number more than 700 across America and 26 in West Virginia. There is so much more we'd like you to know. Please contact us to learn more at (304) 264-0353 or visit us at www.EWVCEorg Special thanks to Centra Bank for its underwriting support oft& 2008 Philanthropists oft& ]~ar