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Red Lobster remodeling, donates items to ReStore

Sep. 19, 2013 @ 07:09 AM

Nautical-themed decorating just got easier, after the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore received a donation of decorative items from Red Lobster, which is in the midst of updating its look.
Red Lobster is donating furniture, art work and fixtures to the ReStore, located at 240 3rd Ave. in Huntington. The update is being funded by restaurant’s parent company, the Darden Family of Restaurants, and proceeds from all sales of the items will help construct of homes for families in need.

Some of the nautical-themed items are already in stock with more items scheduled to arrive throughout the remodeling process.

“As a local broadcaster, I helped bring this restaurant to town 28 years ago, and now as a ReStore manager I’m getting it all back for a good cause,” ReStore Manager J.B. Miller said in a news release. “We’re just thrilled with this donation.”

The ReStore is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. To schedule a pickup or for questions regarding types of donations accepted, call the store at 304-781-1333, visit  www.huntingtonrestore.com or its Facebook page under “Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore.”

SOUTHERN STATES: Southern States Cooperative in Huntington will celebrate its parent company’s 90th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 21, with refreshments, youth activities, giveaways and more. The Huntington cooperative is located at 1329 7th Ave. and has been around since the 1940s.

Its parent organization was established in 1923 as the Virginia Seed Service, starting with 150 original farmer-members who met in Richmond, Va., to develop a reliable supply of clover and grain seeds suited to the soils of Virginia.  Ten years later, the service changed its name to Southern States Cooperative and eventually grew into a multi-state agriculture supply cooperative with more than 200,000 members in 11 core states.

For more information about Southern States Cooperative, visit www.southernstates.com.

CAREER FAIRS: Marshall University is hosting both a part-time job and internship fair and a Career Expo this fall. Its Job-a-Palooza is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Memorial Student Center. Its Career Fair is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Memorial Student Center, and more than 85 employers are signed up to participate.

Morehead State University will have a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

MCDONALD’S: The McTeacher’s Night fundraising program hosted by McDonald’s restaurants of the Tri-State area donated more than $23,000 to local schools during the 2012-13 school year.

A team of teachers and staff from participating schools worked in the restaurants for two to three hours, and a percentage of sales from each fundraiser was donated to their school. 

Among the participating schools during the 2012-13 school year included: Central City Elementary, Geneva Kent Elementary, Meadows Elementary, and St. Joseph High School, all of Huntington; Fort Gay Elementary, Lincoln County High and West Hamlin Elementary in Hamlin, Chesapeake Elementary in Ohio and; Crabbe Elementary and Rose Hill Christian in Ashland, Ky.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.



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