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Create Huntington's Cash Mob coming to Comic World

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

Comic World at 1204 4th Ave. was the winner of this week's Cash Mob drawing by Create Huntington.

To express appreciation for local businesses, Create Huntington has hosted Cash Mob drawings every week in December. Shoppers are urged to "mob" Comic World at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and spend at least $10.

The initiative was founded earlier this year by Create Huntington, which usually collects nominations monthly for businesses to mob and randomly draws a winner.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a business to be "cash mobbed" and can do so at http://www.createhuntington.com/getinvolved/cash-mob-nominations/. For information on Create Huntington, go to www.createhuntington.com.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Guyan Golf & Country Club. The event is sponsored by Chesapeake Energy.

The event provides an opportunity for the Chamber to recognize some of the many volunteers who support the organization and its efforts to strengthen the business community and improve the regional economy.

MAINSTREAM SERVICES: A Lavalette behavioral health agency has received a $1,000 grant for its new music therapy program. Mainstream Services, located at 4757 W.Va. 152, got the grant through the Neighborhood Investment Program Endowment Fund and the Foundation for the Tri-State Community Inc.

The program is intended to help develop social and recreational skills, addressing physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of clients of all ages.

Mainstream will purchase additional musical instruments allowing clients to practice between sessions and enhance their overall experience.

"These instruments will help our consumers develop independent music skills, which will provide an expressive outlet throughout their lives, thereby improving their quality of life," said board certified music therapist Nancy Asbury-Nornhold.

Contact Mainstream Services at 304-522-1945.

LEXIE'S BOX OF LOVE: Several local businesses and vendors will participate in a craft show this weekend to benefit Lexie's Box of Love, a charity to provide personal hygiene items and warm clothing for the homeless in the Ashland area, run by Lexie Qualls.

The Christmas Craft Show to benefit Lexie's Box of Love is planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Kentucky National Guary Armory.

Some vendors there and items sold will be: Tupperware; Mary Kay; Avon; Living Memories Portrait Studio, Paparazzi Jewelry; Amway; BeautiControl; Cheer Factory; Premier Jewelry; Simply Adoorable Designs; Foru International; Hooks and Needles; Stampin Up; Origami Owl; Southern Dee-Lights candles; wood signs; woodworking; homemade laundry detergent; Longaberger; Jamberry Nail Shields; Jigsaw Lamps; and quilts.

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