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Oklahoma news briefs for Dec. 7

Oklahoma news briefs for Dec. 7
Modified: December 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm •  Published: December 7, 2013

In Brief

Oklahoma City

Hugs Project seeks helpers

The Hugs Project is seeking volunteers to help send boxes to military members away from home during the holiday season. Ray and Karen Stark began making cooling ties in 2004 to help service members survive extreme heat. The Christmas boxes will include a variety of items and are being packed at the Chesapeake Community Plaza, 720 W Wilshire. Packers are needed, and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Shipment of an expected 3,000 parcels is planned for Tuesday and Thursday. Donations are needed to defray postage costs and can be sent to The Hugs Project, P.O. Box 30236, Midwest City, OK, 73110.

From Staff Reports




The University of Central Oklahoma's WinterGlow celebration originally set for Friday has been rescheduled for Jan. 17 due to weather conditions. “WinterGlow is an event that the campus and the community look forward to each year, but the safety of our students and community members is paramount,” Courtney James, assistant director of campus activities, said in a news release. WinterGlow features arts and crafts, writing letters to troops with the Blue Star Mothers of America, train rides, face painting, caricature artists and photo booths. For more information, go to or call 974-2363.

From Staff Reports


Fort Sill to host market

Fort Sill will host a Christ Kindl Markt from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rinehart Fitness Center gym. More than 100 booths with crafters and vendors will offer items such as decorations, candles, wicker baskets, ornaments, woodworking and specialty foods. “The event is similar to the Christmas open air markets offered in Germany where vendors set up in the town square,” said Traci Barsuglia, Christ Kindl Markt event coordinator. The event is open to the public but shoppers should plan on showing a photo ID at post gates. For more information, call Barsuglia at (580) 442-3575.

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