During the holidays, many nursing home residents and shelter pets are overlooked and forgotten. With your help, we can provide some holiday joy and love to our local nursing home residents, as well as to our local shelter pets. The Town of Kill Devil Hills is collecting donations to benefit local nursing home residents and pets in our local shelters. The Town will be collecting donations from 11/14-12/15.
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The Salvation Army is looking for not a few good men and women, but many good men and women, with support from clubs, churches, and employers to bring back a seasonal tradition that has been on hiatus locally — the famous bell ringers that have become one of many traditional symbols of Christmas.
The ‘R’ Month thing. I’m sure you’ve heard it: only eat oysters in months containing the letter R. Well, that was sound advice in ancient Romans times, which is when it prevented lots of toga wearing oyster lovers from getting sick from lugging those bivalves inland from the Italian coast in Summer heat. Fast forward a couple dozen centuries, and know that oysters can now be enjoyed year round thanks to another ‘R’ word… refrigeration! Once harvested, oysters need to be kept refrigerated to prevent any bacteria from growing (just like milk and other proteins), and they will actually live for a couple weeks out of water.
It holds two blood drives, provides volunteers to Food for Thought to help pack weekend meal bags for area children in need, donates items for the Food Pantry, provides a scholarship to an area student whose post-secondary education has been interrupted or delayed, and participates in the Christmas Families program, part of the Angel Gift program coordinated by the Outer Banks Women’s Association through Dare County Social Services.