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Shepherdstown Store Makes Donation to Local Audubon Society

Shepherdstown Store Makes Donation to Local Audubon Society

Shepherdstown's On the Wings of Dreams store presented a check for $200 to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) on January 12.
This is the second year the store has made such a donation. In 2007, owner Laura Rau, of Keedysville, decided to contribute 3 cents to the Society for every crystal and mineral it sells, and the latest check represents the proceeds from all the crystals and minerals sold in calendar year 2008.
The money will be used to further the Society's educational programs for children.
Shown above, from left to right, Ms. Rau; the store dog, Sedona; and PVAS executive director Kristin Alexander.
On the Wings of Dreams first opened in 1999, and Ms. Rau has owned and operated it since January 2003.
"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."
On behalf of PVAS, Ms. Alexander thanked Ms. Rau and the store's employees, Herb Clark, of Martinsburg, Holly Johnson, of Hedgesville, and Sarah Cosgrove and Levonne Pettway, of Shepherdstown, for their support.
The store is located at 139 West German Street. In addition to crystals, it offers a wide variety of sterling silver and natural stone jewelry; books and music; incense; sages, shells and prayer feathers; magical and ceremonial herbs; Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan and Pagan altar pieces; essential oils; and Tibetan and crystal singing bowls. Its website can be found at
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization and a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Combined Federal Campaign.

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