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Belk to host fall Charity Sale

Belk's Charity Sale, on Saturday, Nov. 7, will benefit local charities, schools, and nonprofit organizations throughout the company's 16-state market area. Belk's previous Charity Sale, on May 2, raised more than $5 million for hundreds of participating nonprofit organizations, the company said.

The four-hour, in-store shopping event provides a chance for customers to support worthwhile charities and take advantage of special discounts on purchases made during the event.

With a $5 donation, customers will receive a ticket admitting them to the Charity Sale on Nov. 7, from 6 to 10 a.m., with discounts ranging from an additional 15 to 50 percent on purchases in the store. Tickets may be purchased at the Belk of McDonough store. To learn more, visit the Belk web site at www.belk.com.

Menard attains certification

Brian A. Menard, of McDonough, was recently certified as a financial examiner in insurance by the Society of Financial Examiners, a nonprofit educational and professional association for examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions.

The designation is awarded by the society to recognize state insurance and financial institution professionals who have completed an extensive curriculum of insurance or financial institutions-related courses. Menard is employed as a financial examination supervisor for the Georgia Department of Insurance.

-- From Staff Reports