Saturday, December 8, 2012
Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes.
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to The Backstoppers. The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas and will be sold for $9 each. The Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes. To find a location nearest you click here to visit the Ornaments for Officers purchase location page.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
What's Christmas without a moose hanging on your tree, or some other odd ornament found at Walmart?
For most families, decorating the Christmas tree is a personal exercise. Branches are filled with kid's ornaments made through the year at school, or items that carry a sentimental value. Some ornaments reflect the decorator's personality or interests, like the glass pickle that hangs on the tree, or the golf ball ornament that has a cherished place each year. If you're looking for something other than those boring glass balls, or the Christmas balls to adorn your tree, here's a selection of odd and unusual things at found at Walmart to hang on the tree this year; however, similar items can be found in most holiday decor sections at stores: Merry Christmoose -- Looking a lot like a hedgehog with antlers, the Christmas moose is available …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Local police get involved in fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes. Seeks help from the Hazelwood Community.
If you've been a little naughty this year, now is the time is now to get back in Santa's good graces by helping area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to The Backstoppers. The goal is to raise $20,000, according to the charity's founder, Richard Roberts Jewelry owner Rick Ruderer. "The Backstoppers is a wonderful organization, and I wanted create an annual fundraiser to help them," he told Hazelwood Patch. "Because it's not really a question of if a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or EMT will be killed, but when. There's always a need." The Hazelwood Police Department joined forces with The …