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Patriotic cupcake sales to benefit veterans

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 11:34 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Paula Vega Cakes, located at 308 9th St. in downtown Huntington, is helping a group of local bicyclists raise money for homeless veterans.

During the month of June, the business is selling a special patriotic cupcake made of red velvet cake and white icing. One dollar from every cupcake sold will go to Homeless Veterans Ride 2013, a bicycle ride from Huntington to Washington, D.C., to raise money for the Homeless Veterans Resource Center, 624 9th St. The ride launches at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the start/finish line of The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5K Championship and ends Thursday, June 27, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Resource Center provides veterans with the information and skills they need to find permanent housing and become employed, among other things. The center's service area includes two counties in Ohio, 10 in West Virginia and 12 in Kentucky.

Paula Vega Cakes is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

To learn more about the bicycle ride, check out its Facebook page, "Homeless Veterans Ride 2013."

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