Friday, February 01, 2013

Seniors may renew vows on Feb. 14 at Elm Park Estates

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JoAnne Poindexter

JoAnne Poindexter

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Senior couples are cordially invited to join the 14 resident couples at Elm Park Estates — with a collective 500 years of marriage under their belts — in renewing their marriage vows on Valentine's Day.

The Feb. 14 event with ministers, a special supper and a wedding cake, will be held at 4 p.m. at the independent living retirement community at 4230 Elm View Road, across from Tanglewood Mall.

Please RSVP to 989-2010 to participate in the ceremony and events.

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Karlee Campbell and Jenna Wrenn have a lot in common.

They are members of Girl Scout Troop 467 in Roanoke and have been in Scouting nine years. And they are freshmen at Patrick Henry High School.

The two now have another bond. They've earned the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve and the second-highest award in Girl Scouting.

As part of the award requirements, Karlee and Jenna had to perform a community service project. The duo decided to build two dens for the wolves at Mill Mountain Zoo because they wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals.

They enlisted help from family members, their troop leader Jenine Talbott, and Robin Lentz, curator with Mill Mountain Zoo.

"Our fathers, Chris Wrenn and Matt Campbell, were wonderful help. We could not have done the project without them," said Jenna, the daughter of Chris and Tambra Wrenn.

Karlee is the daughter of Matt and Shannon Campbell.

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Navy Seaman Recruit David Morrison recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Morrison, a 2012 graduate of Northside High School, is the son of Leigh Reece of Roanoke.

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Navy Airman Walter Heath recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Heath is a 2010 graduate of William Byrd High School and the son of Vickie King and Charles Heath, both of Roanoke.

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Hart Motors in Salem partnered with the Military Family Support Center to make Christmas more cheerful for 35 families.

The auto dealership and its customers collected more than $8,000 worth of toys and gift cards for military families living in the Roanoke area. An anonymous donor gave $1,500 but most of the gifts were donated, based on wishes from an angel tree at Hart Motors.

The Military Family Support Center is a resources center for military families who don't live near military bases and don't have access to such services as commissaries. In 2012, the center at 901 Russell Drive in Salem assisted more than 100 families with auto and home repairs, food and "getting in touch with the proper resources," said Thomas Summerlin, media director.

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