COMMUNITY HELPING HANDS

A tasty benefit for Special Olympics

brantin@thestate.com (803) 771-8306September 22, 2013 

Lexington County Sheriff Department's Sgt. Lee Barrett uses a bull horn to solicit donations from the roof top of Krispy Kreme on Knox Abbott Drive during last year's Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops fundraiser for Special Olympics.

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— Officers with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington Police Department will be taking to the rooftops this week for Special Olympics.

The officers are teaming with Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the annual Cops on Top of Doughnut Shops fundraiser Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The officers will be taking donations at the Krispy Kreme store at 1200 Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce and the Krispy Kreme at 5594 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington.

All money donated will be used to help pay for athletes to compete in state and national Special Olympics competitions.

Additional questions about the fundraiser can be directed to Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Lee Barrett at (803) 606-8020.

Spaghetti dinner on the go

Senior Resources will hold its 5th annual Spaghetti Dinner to Go event with First Baptist Church of Columbia Thursday night.

Drive-thru lanes will be open 5-7 p.m. in the church’s Washington Street parking lot. The spaghetti dinners, prepared by First Baptist Chef Richard Rouse, will include salad, bread and dessert for $7.50 per plate.

“We are delighted that First Baptist Columbia sponsors this event for us each year,” said Senior Resources spokeswoman Annie Eveleigh. “Our community is very generous, so people had better come early. We’ve sold out in previous years.”

Proceeds will benefit Senior Resources, which helps keep senior adults living independently through a variety of programs, including its signature Meals on Wheels.

Salvation Army clothing drive

The Salvation Army of the Midlands is teaming up with Ed Robinson Cleaners for a clothing drive to benefit the Salvation Army Family Store.

Through the end of the month, residents are asked to bring bags of clothes to an area Ed Robinson store. The cleaners will deliver the donations to The Salvation Army Family Store at 1312 North Millwood Ave.

“Your clothing donations will enhance the quality of living for many people in our community,” said Maj. Roger Coulson, regional coordinator/corps officer at The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “We are so grateful for our friends at Ed Robinson Cleaners for assisting us in this effort and look forward to an exciting campaign.”

Participating Ed Robinson store locations include: 2551 Forest Drive, 4903 Forest Drive, 800 Sparkleberry Lane, 317 Royal Tower Drive and 1615 North Beltline Blvd.

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