Event to benefit assault victim
Christmas Pearls will be held Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pine Ridge Country Club, 425 Pine Ridge Road in Edgefield, S.C. All proceeds from the event will go to Wesley Spires, who is still suffering from a beating he received when he and a companion were assaulted on the Augusta Riverwalk.
The event will include a fashion show by Mercy Me!, merchants from Edgefield County, and a book-signing by Jane Jenkins Herlong. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Mercy Me!, 206 Main Street in Edgefield, or at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun Street in Johnston.
Holiday Mail for Heroes under way
Through Dec. 6, the community can send cards of thanks and holiday wishes to those who serve in the military.
The American Red Cross’s 2013 Holiday Mail for Heroes program allows cards to be sent to a central mailbox and then, after inspection, to be distributed to members of the military, and veterans and their families.
Cards must be postmarked by Dec. 6 and be sent to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
Those sending cards are asked to not include letters, monetary donations, or any other type of insert. The use of glitter is also discouraged.
For more information and card guidelines, visit redcross.org/holidaymail.