Pizza Hut Supporting the Red Cross

Several local Pizza Hut restaurants are supporting the Red Cross throughout the month of April. During the month, Pizza Hut will be offering a special meal deal, where a percentage of sales will go directly to the Red Cross. If you’d like to contribute to the cause but don’t want the special deal, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a “Heroes” point-of-sale poster for a minimum $1 donation. This poster will be displayed all month to commemorate your generosity. Be sure to dine at Pizza Hut this month!



Now that Christmas is over, your Christmas Trees can have a second life through the Grinding of the Greens program.
Organizers with Keep the Midlands Beautiful help recycle the trees by grinding them down to mulch, which will be made available to the public for free in three weeks.
If you would like to donate your tree, organizers ask that you make sure to remove the tree from its stand and remove all ornaments and lights.
There are 16 drop-off locations in Lexington and Richland counties, and you can donate your tree until Jan. 13, 2012.
Drop-Off Locations:
–> City of Columbia Compost Facility -121 Humane Lane, Columbia. (Off Shop Road across from SPCA). M-F, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
–> Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development -900 Clemson Rd
–> Crooked Creek Park – 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin. (Next to Chapin Middle School). Daily 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
–> Fort Jackson Recycling Center – Building #6568 on Lee Road, Fort Jackson.  (Enter the Fort through Gate 2 on Forest Drive.  After Burger King, turn left onto Lee Road.) M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sat 8:30 – 3:30 PM
–> Friarsgate Park – 1712 Chadford Rd., Irmo. M-F 2-9 PM, Sat 9-8 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
–> Hollow Creek Tree Farm – 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert
–> Hopkins Park – 150 Hopkins Park Road, Hopkins. M-F 2 PM-9 PM, Sat. 9 AM-8PM
–> Lexington Co. C&D Landfill – 498 Landfill Lane, Lexington. M-Sat 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
–> Lexington Co. Sandhills Collection Center – 3241 Charleston Hwy., Cayce M-W-F, Sat 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sun 3:00 – 7:00 PM
–> Lexington Co. Southeast Collection Center – 538 Martin Neese Road, Swansea. M-W-F, Sat 7:00 AM -7:00 PM, Sun 3:00 – 7:00 PM
–> Meadowlake Park -600 Beckman Rd Columbia. M-F 2-9 PM, Sat 9-8 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
–> Polo Road Park – 730 Polo Road, Columbia. M-F 2-9 PM, Sat 9-8 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
–> Richland Co. C&D Landfill – 1070 Caughman Road, North (Off Monticello). M-F 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat 12:30 – 5:30 PM
–> Richland Co. Lower Richland Drop-off Center – 10531 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia. M-Sat 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sun 12:30-6:00 PM
–> Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church – 5508 Sunset Blvd. (Highway 378), Lexington
–> Seven Oaks Park – 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia. (Near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads.)
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-Denea Duran

Bark to the Park 2012



Bark to the Park is right around the corner! Join Luna, Buddy, Penny and the rest of the SERVPRO team in raising money for our furry Midlands friends! It is only appropriate that we dedicate our April blog to the pets that love us unconditionally despite our crazy human antics. This week we will give you tips and fun projects to enjoy with your furry children.
Walk Begins: 10:30am

Festival Begins: 9:00am-1:00pm Walk Registration: 9:00am

Bark to the Park: Walk and Festival for the Animals is one of Pawmetto Lifeline’s largest fundraising efforts. It returns with exciting additions and changes. Bark to the Park now has a new time and a new walk route for 2012! Festival activities and walk registration will begin at 9:00am and the fun doesn’t stop until 1:00pm. The one-mile walk begins at 10:30am where participating walkers and their pets will strut their stuff through downtown Columbia.
Join us for Bark to the Park 2012 and enjoy a fun-filled family day while helping support shelter pets across the Midlands. Click here to see Early Bird Registration Specials! Get an early start and form a walk team today or sign up as an individual walker. If you cannot be present on April 14th, you can still participate as a virtual walker! There are great prizes for all levels of walkers, and the sooner you start letting everyone know about your involvement the better!
All proceeds benefit shelter pets in the Midlands. More than 18,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in just two area shelters each year. Help us help them by participating in the 2012 Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for the Animals.
Register for Bark to the Park now and start saving lives today!
-Denea Duran
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