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Memorial “Baby Shower” under way
In honor of Sprouse’s dedication and hard work, the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County will host the shower, with all items donated to be given to Heartbeat.
Heartbeat most urgent needs include baby wipes; diapers sizes N, 3, 4, 5; sleepers; digital thermometers; nursing pads; and baby laundry detergent. The organization always gratefully accepts diapers of any size, baby clothing, Onesies, crib sheets, receiving blankets, bottle brushes, pacifiers, baby socks, formula and baby food.
Donations may be brought to the chamber office, located at 101 S. Front St., Fremont, through the end of the year. Gifts will be delivered to Heartbeat the first week of the New Year. For more information, call 419-332-1591.
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special -- the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants- may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
40 percent of adults have put off holiday shopping
`Tis the season for procrastinating, or so Consumer Reports’ latest Holiday Shopping Poll suggests.
As of Dec. 6, 40 percent of adults said that they have yet to hit the stores for gifts, the poll reports. Respondents also told Consumer Reports that, on average, they will be spending $699 on holiday gifts.
Over the past three holiday shopping seasons, the average amount shoppers plan to spend on gifts has declined steadily. In 2008, shoppers anticipated spending $740, on average, down from $763 in 2007. While planned spending has decreased by $64, the number of gifts shoppers plan to buy has not changed. On average, shoppers plan to buy 15 gifts, which is about the same number as in previous years.
The next week may be frantic for many shoppers, as only 12 percent have finished their holiday shopping and nearly one-third (30 percent) do not anticipate finishing until Dec. 23 or later. Just over one in 10 (13 percent) shoppers will not finish until Dec. 24.
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