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Shepherdstown shop makes donation to local Audubon Society

Shepherdstown shop makes donation to local Audubon Society

Shepherdstown's On the Wings of Dreams shop presented a check for $200 to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) on January 10.
This is the fourth year in a row the shop has made such a donation. In 2007, owner Laura Rau, of Keedysville, MD, decided to contribute 3 cents to the Society for every crystal and mineral the shop sells, and the latest check represents the proceeds from all the crystals and minerals sold in calendar year 2010
The money will be used to further the Society's educational programs for children.
Shown in the accompanying photo, from left to right, PVAS executive director Kristin Alexander; the shop dog, Sedona; and Laura Rau.
January 3 marked the eight anniversary of Ms. Rau owning On the Wings of Dreams.
"We decided it was time to give something back to the community and to the environment that have so graciously supported us," Ms. Rau said. "It makes sense to support a local organization that does such great work to promote environmental awareness. The society's children's programs are a great way to get kids away from the television or computer and back into nature."
"A very special thank you is also in order for the many customers of the shop whose crystal purchases in 2010 contributed to the PVAS donation."
On behalf of PVAS, Ms. Alexander thanked Ms. Rau and the shop's employees, Herb Clark and Linda O'Brien, both of Shepherdstown, for their support.
The shop is located at 139 West German Street. In addition to crystals, it offers a wide variety of sterling silver and natural stone jewelry; Native American jewelry, books and music; incense; sages, shells and prayer feathers; magical and ceremonial herbs; tools and statuary for practitioners of Buddhist, Hindu and Earth-Based spiritualities; essential oils; prayer flags and Tibetan and crystal singing bowls. Its website can be found at
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.

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