The longtime fundraising event raises money for the needy children who receive a hearty meal and plenty of gifts next month at the Rotary's Christmas Party for Special Children.
Rotary President Mike Winter said there are still tickets available for the dinner which features the chance to win the grand prize of $2,0000 and for every first and 25th ticket drawn off the big board the holder will win $75, which means their meal for the night of fun at the country club will be free.
Tickets are $75 per couple and all proceeds go to Rotary's community service project like the annual Christmas Party which made the holidays happier for well over 100 children last year.
Social hour for the event will start t 6:30 p.m. with the dinner starting at 7 p.m. for more information contact a Rotary Club member or call 304-752-6850.
Southern West Virginia Community Technical College's Joan Thompson was the Rotary's special guest speaker on Nov. 4, where she discussed the new Salon Management and Cosmetology program, where she is both coordinator and an instructor.
"We are in our second class at SWVCTC," Thompson said, noting the first class was successful with 100 percent graduation and passing of their licensing boards. The program offers an associates degree in Applied Sciences and is currently located on the Logan Campus.
Students receive 300 on the clock hours of training before being allowed to work on the public, Thompson said, adding that there is a waiting list with 21 students on it currently. In addition to management and application, students also receive training in chemistry so they can use their degree to work in or operate a salon or to work for a cosmetics company.
To get experience and to give something to the community, many students in the program have been doing free makeovers at area nursing homes and for teens at prom season, Thompson said.
"I have been in the business since 1991," she said, noting the clinic is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that students can provide makeovers, pedicures and hair styles to the general public at minimum cost for experience.
"We have the only program of its type in the state," Thompson said.
For more information call 304-896-7372.