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    Charity Trifecta This Weekend

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    I've got the perfect plan if you like exercise, good music and helping nonprofit organizations. I call it the Charity Trifecta. Starting Friday, grab your golf clubs and take part in the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Victoria Celebrity Golf Tournament ...

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    Fun Fundraisers

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    I was fortunate to be able to attend the Food Bank's Sweetheart Charity Ball fundraiser on Valentine's Day and to take part last Friday in the Rotary Clubs of Victoria Knowledge Bowl benefiting the Victoria Adult Literacy Council. What great ...

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    Buy a bowl

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    On Sunday you can help some great local causes by simply buying a bowl and breaking some bread. Victoria College will have its 7th annual Empty Bowls Project in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Victoria College ...

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    Red Cross needs us, too

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    So often we think of the Red Cross responding to disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes or house fires with assistance for families who have lost clothes, furniture or more. But winter weather like the extreme cold of the last few days ...

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    Scouting out some cookies

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Area Girl Scouts will begin selling cookies on Sunday. This year the girls will have the cookies on them when they make the sale, so be sure to have cash in hand or your checkbook ready. I love Do-Si-Dos...or peanut ...

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    'Tis the season

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    As the last weekend before Christmas approaches, there are so many opportunities to make a difference in your community -- toy drives, monetary donations, volunteer. Heck, just be nice to someone. It's usually totally unexpected and almost always appreciated. I ...

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    Toys 'R You

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    With Christmas fast approaching numerous area agencies are continuing toy drives. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive will hold its Stuff the Truck event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at H-E-B Plus, 6106 N. ...

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    Your agency could be next

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Our weekly Helping Hands series is assisting nonprofit agencies in getting the word out about their organizations. Each Saturday, the talent and imagination of graphic artist Julie Zavala and the most important information about your agency are melded into a ...

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    A Chance For Voters

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Voters in Victoria County have an opportunity to hear candidates for county offices in the November election on Monday as the League of Women Voters presents a candidates' forum. The forum will be at the Welder Center, 207 N. Main ...

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    Affectionate Arms Needs Help

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Since 1990 Affectionate Arms Adult Day Care has been assisting the elderly and disabled and, perhaps equally as important, giving their caregivers a break to be able to work every day. Mary Garcia, who runs the facility, told me that ...

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