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Canaan Valley Women’s club assembles blizzard boxes

Items to be given to Meals on Wheels recipients

November 15, 2012
By Casey Houser - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

On Wednesday afternoon, the Canaan Valley Women's Club put together their annual blizzard boxes at the Mountain Top Senior Center in Thomas, which will be delivered to local residents by Senior Center members.

Donations from GoMart, Walmart, Kmart, Kroger and Big Lots in Elkins and Save-a-Lot in Davis provided water and food that was placed in 100 blizzard boxes.

The handheld totes were filled with food items that will be given to recipients of Meals on Wheels.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Casey Houser
From left, Joan Armbruster, Mary Mullenax, Mary Moden and Ginny Merson of the Canaan Valley Women’s Club prepare blizzard boxes on Wednesday at the Mountain Top Senior Center in Thomas.

"Nearly all the items in the blizzard boxes were donated from the merchants," said Joan Armbruster, Women's Club treasurer. "They were very gracious."

Any gaps in necessary items were purchased by the Women's Club, said Armbruster.

Each blizzard box contained a bottle of water, a can of Chef Boyardee, a cup of applesauce, a fruit cup, a juice carton, a box of raisins, a pack of crackers and a granola bar.

Armbruster said all the food was picked up last week.

This is the fourth year that the Women's Club has put together the boxes.

On the first year, she said they made 50 boxes and ran out.

They've made 100 each year since.



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