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Shop presents check to agency

By Staff | Jan 21, 2011

(Submitted photo) Pictured from left, PVAS Executive Director Kristin Alexander; the shop dog, Sedona; and Laura Rau. On the Wings of Dreams owner Rau donated a check of $200 to the Potomac Audubon Society. This is the fourth year Rau’s shop has made a donation to the organization.

Shepherdstown’s On the Wings of Dreams shop presented a check for $200 to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society Jan. 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 PVAS 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.

Jan, 3 marked the 8th anniversary of Rau owning On the Wings of Dreams, which is located at 139 W. German St.

“We decided it was time to give something back to the community and to the environment that have so graciously supported us,” Rau said in a press release. “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, PVAS Executive Director Kristin Alexander thanked Rau and the shop’s employees, Herb Clark and Linda O’Brien, both of Shepherdstown, for their support.

The store’s website can be found at www.WingsOfDreamsShop.com.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.