Pro­gram gives dogs home for hol­i­days

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — GWEN KING, ROUND ROCK LEADER — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

The Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Wil­liamson County is hold­ing its Home for the Hol­i­days pro­gram for a fourth year, al­low­ing shel­ter dogs to have a tem­po­rary fos­ter home for the hol­i­days.

The shel­ter is look­ing for fam­i­lies who are will­ing to give a home to one of the shel­ter’s dogs from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26. Last year, 60 per­cent of the shel­ter’s dogs had a fos­ter home for the hol­i­day be­cause of the pro­gram.

Fam­i­lies in­ter­ested should send an email to fos­ter@hswc. net, or visit www.hswc.net/ home­forthe­hol­i­days. ca­reer readi­ness and has also served as lead ele­men­tary lan­guage-arts cur­ricu­lum spe­cial­ist and di­rec­tor of cur­ricu­lum since join­ing the school district in 2004.

Great Oaks Ele­men­tary, Brushy Creek Ele­men­tary and Cedar Val­ley Mid­dle School are look­ing for vol­un­teers to help main­tain the best pos­si­ble en­vi­ron­ment for stu­dents, of­fi­cials said. As­sis­tance is needed in the cafe­te­rias, li­braries and to work on spe­cial projects.

Great Oaks and Brushy Creek el­e­men­taries also have launched a com­mem­o­ra­tive book pro­gram for the li­brary in which a plate will be placed in a new book hon­or­ing a child or an­other per­son.

Funds raised will sup­port school-wide read­ing pro­grams and help pur­chase more books.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Great Oaks at 464-6850; Brushy Creek at 428-3000; or Cedar Val­ley at 428-2300.

The City of Hutto has ex­tended the dead­line to ap­ply for the 2013 Hutto Cit­i­zen’s Univer­sity un­til 5 p.m. Fri­day .

Ap­pli­cants must be at least 18 and have an in­ter­est in serv­ing the city as a vol­un­teer.

Classes be­gin in Jan­uary and will meet monthly at 6 p.m. on Tues­days un­til De­cem­ber 2013. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at City Hall, 401 W. Front St. or at www.hut­totx.gov/ HCU.

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