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United Way of Harrison County Offers A Convenient Holiday Service

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The gift wrapping station in the Meadowbrook Mall is a way for the United Way of Harrison County to raise money and for shoppers to get gifts wrapped conveniently.

Tuesday was the last day for shoppers to take advantage of the service.

Executive Director Marie Battles said a lot of people did just that.

"Christmas Eve was very steady. We had six people wrapping and there was never any down time. Volunteers were here at 7:30 a.m. and they had their first gift wrap at 7:35 a.m. The last count we had we were at a little more than $5,000," said Battles.

The total amount raised from the gift wrapping station came to $6,719.

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The United Way of Harrison County kicked off its season of gift wrapping at the Meadowbrook Mall on Friday.

Volunteers said it's a great way to come to the mall and get your loved ones something and have it wrapped before you get home.

It only takes a small donation. Volunteers said they're enjoying the season giving their time to help wrap gifts.

"We just had three little girls who were buying for each other. So we took one at a time and we had such a good time with them. They were trying to hide it from their sister and we wrapped each one and they were tickled to death and now they can take it home and nobody can peek," said volunteer Beverly Phillips.

Volunteers said they'll be wrapping presents until Christmas. The wrapping station is located inside the mall in front of JC Penney and besides Kay Jewelers.

Also on Saturday Weston held its annual Christmas parade in the afternoon to kick off their Christmas season. People lined up and down Main Street to see their favorite floats. Kids even got to enjoy some candy being tossed from some of the floats.