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Bowling alley raises money for Shop With A Cop

Frank’s Thunder Alley Bowling Center owner Frank Caracci and his employee Aaron Grant consider many options for Christmas fundraisers every year. This year, they have pledged support to the Shop With A Cop program led by the Marshall County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #18. “It’s a natural fit for...
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Blood drive at Marshall North

Marshall Medical Center North will host a blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14-15. The hours December 14 are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and December 15 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Donors will receive a duffle bag from Marshall Medical and a gift card from LifeSouth and be entered to win a piece of Away luggage from MMC and a firepit from LifeSouth.
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Room in the Inn Marshall County now open to help families in need, the homeless

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - For ten seasons, The Room in the Inn in Marshall County has provided a warm place for people to stay during the winter season. Last year during the pandemic, director and case manager Samantha Logan said they saw their numbers decrease. She said between 39...
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Dems to recognize their volunteers

Marshall County Democratic Club members found lots of ways to put their values into action through several 2021 volunteer opportunities, club president Susan McKenney said. Over two dozen members will be recognized for their volunteerism at the December 7 meeting of the Club. For the fourth year, the Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee will award a special pin to each of the volunteers.
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‘Drive for the Build’ raises funds for Marshall County Habitat

“You just won a new car, a 2022 Toyota Corolla to be exact!” Those are the words Karen Smith of Arab heard Melissa Shell, executive director of Marshall County Habitat for Humanity, say recently. Stunned, Smith asked Shell to repeat what she said and asked for her name a second time. “I thought it was a prank. I did buy three tickets sold by Marshall County Habitat for Humanity Board members, but I never thought I would win,” Smith said.
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FOP Lodge rolls smoke for T’giving

It was all hands on deck for the Marshall County FOP Lodge on Creek Path Road Tuesday. They smoked a whole bunch of turkeys, hams and butts for the public as a fundraiser. “We cut the orders off at 70 hams, 70 turkeys and 50 butts,” said Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie, the lodge’s state trustee.
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FOP gets $600 from gun raffle

Monica and Joel Todd donated $600 to the Marshall County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 18 recently. The funds were raised through a raffle for a pistol. Emmory Nadrotowski, a 7-year-old Boaz Elementary School student, drew the winning name at 5 Star Pawn in Guntersville. Logan Rhoades won the gun.
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Big light display opens Friday

The largest holiday light display in Marshall County will officially kick off the holiday season Friday night at 6 p.m. with the opening of Arab's Christmas in the Park. More than 2 million Christmas lights will illuminate the park every night through New Year’s Eve. There is no charge to...
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FOP receives $600 from gun raffle

Monica and Joel Todd donated $600 to the Marshall County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 18 Sunday. The funds were raised through a raffle for a pistol. Emmory Nadrotowski, a 7-year-old Boaz Elementary School student, drew the winning name Saturday afternoon at 5 Star Pawn in Guntersville. Logan Rhoades won the gun.
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United Way/2-1-1 community food drive set for Dec. 7

GUNTERSVILLE — It’s a few days closer to Thanksgiving, and it's another day to think about how important holiday dinners are to us all. The food. The family. The camaraderie. The sense of community. On Dec.7, in an effort to help fill the table for those dealing with food insecurity in Marshall County, the local United Way will hold its annual community food drive to help food pantries and partner agencies stock up on basic food items for the holiday season.
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United Way partners with Food City for celebrity bagging event

United Way of Marshall County will be partnering with Food City for its first-ever Celebrity Bagging Event on Tuesday, Nov. 23. For this event, local celebrities will be community members willing to volunteer their time and talents to help bag groceries for tips and donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Included in those bagging for charity will be local government leaders, bankers, realtors, industry professionals and members of local schools.
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Letter to the Editor: Donate to your favorite charity on Giving Tuesday

It’s almost here...the excitement is growing...are you ready for Giving Tuesday? Never heard of it? No problem! It’s not too late to participate. Giving Tuesday is a day set aside every year to highlight and fund raise for nonprofits. It is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Thursday is Thanksgiving - a time of gratitude with family and friends. Black Friday is for big store shopping deals. Then there is Small Business Saturday to finish out our holiday shopping locally. And there’s Iron Bowl, of course! Sunday is for rest followed by Cyber Monday. And last, but definitely not least, is Giving Tuesday.
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1st-ever Veterans Day ceremony held at future site of Freedom Park

The first-ever Veterans Day ceremony at the site of the future Marshall County Veterans Freedom Park was held Nov. 11. The site is the open field near the Rotary Cabin and Farmers Market on Sunset Drive. About 80 people attended the ceremony and the rain held off long enough to get it done.
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Marshall County Christmas Coalition toy drop locations

Approximately 1500 children in Marshall County will be helped by Marshall County Christmas Coalition. Toy drop locations are throughout Marshall County and will go to assist those without this holiday season. Toy Drive locations: Albertville Chamber,. Albertville Fire station #1. Albertville High School,. Albertville Police Department,. Arab Fire Department,. Boaz...
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4 women oppose veterans location

Four women spoke out during the public comment portion of the last Guntersville City Council meeting, saying they opposed the proposed location on Sunset Drive of the Marshall County Veterans Freedom Park. The four were Sarah Martin, Mary Brewer, Judy Manning, and Emily Busby. The gist of their comments was...
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Celebrity bagging event next week

United Way of Marshall County will be partnering with Food City for its First Annual Celebrity Bagging Event on Tuesday, November 23. For this event, local celebrities will be community members willing to volunteer their time and talents to help bag groceries for tips and donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Included in those bagging for charity will be local government leaders, bankers, realtors, industry professionals and members of local schools.
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Marshall Medical - Auxiliary raises equipment funds

The Marshall Medical North Auxiliary does more than run a gift shop and help visitors find their way through the hospital. They’re also helping improve the chances of infants and toddlers who are having difficulty breathing. Volunteers used money from fundraisers to purchase a set of realistic neonatal and infant...
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Marshall Medical 'pays it forward'

On November 1st, Marshall Medical Centers launched a campaign called “Project: Pay It Forward” as a way of demonstrating appreciation for the outpouring of support from the community during the pandemic. The kick-off event for the campaign was a food drive spurred by a competition among Huntsville Hospital affiliates throughout...
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Habitat raises funds with drive

“You just won a new car, a 2022 Toyota Corolla to be exact!”. Those are the words Karen Smith of Arab heard Melissa Shell, executive director of Marshall County Habitat for Humanity, say recently. Stunned, Smith asked Shell to repeat what she said and asked for her name a second time.