Elk County Relay for Life team "Ray of Hope" has put on some interesting events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in past years. They've had a "Win a Date for Charity" auction and flooded residents' yards with pink flamingos in their "You've Been Flocked" campaign. This year, they hope to escalate the fun level while supporting a good cause with their "Wackiki" Hawaiian luau.
The Elk County Community Recycling Center recently added the collection of used cooking oil to the list of services it offers to area residents.
Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator, explained that the material is being collected at the center's location in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys during normal hours of operation.
1-2-3-4! Fox Township Elementary School is declaring a lemonade war as part of the school's fundraising efforts for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), an organization committed to raising money for childhood cancer research.
A Lemonade Drive-Thru and bake sale, which is open to the public, will take place in front of the school on Tuesday from 3:45-5 p.m.
Proposed cuts in the state budget combined with the loss of federal funding will take their toll on Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA), said CAPSEA Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant.
CAPSEA, which operates in Elk and Cameron counties, provides housing, meals, counseling, accompaniment, referrals, transportation and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and other serious crime victims and their significant others/children. Victims may stay at the emergency shelter located in Elk County for 30 days or more without charge.