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FREE Dental Clinic offered by Good Samaritan FREE Clinic and American Dentist’s Care Foundation at Hedgesville, West Virginia

An upcoming dental clinic scheduled for August 2019 aims to raise awareness about the importance of dental care while offering the community FREE cleanings and more.

The two-day event, hosted by the Good Samaritan FREE Clinic and the American Dentist’s Care Foundation, will offer those 18 years old and over without dental insurance cleanings, extractions and dental repairs while sharing the importance of dental hygiene with volunteers and patients alike.

“We want to raise awareness about the importance of dental health and the need for a place for these people to go. We really don’t have anything close by for people without insurance. The mouth is so important; it’s your gateway to good health. We saw this as a huge problem.”
– Cosby Potter-Davis, Director of Good Samaritan Free Clinic

According to Potter-Davis, this is the first time Good Samaritan FREE Clinic is hosting the event and expects to see over 600 people in need of care over the course of the 2 days.

Some dentists have already agreed to volunteer their services for the event, including dentists with Corner Stone Dentistry and civilians to help with registrations. However, with the expected public turnout, Potter-Davis said the clinic needs more dental professionals and donations to make it work.

“We have been able to make most of this happen through grants and donations including the WISH foundation, Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Valley Health, WVU Medicine, Healthy Smiles, P&G and Patterson Dental. We’ve been able to raise about $65,000, but we anticipated the cost of the overall clinic to be anywhere between $75,000 to $80,000 so we really need sponsorships and donations from local businesses and more dentists and hygienists willing to donate their skills and time to make this a huge success.”
– Potter-Davis

The frustrations Potter-Davis said she and other local dentists felt when they were unable to refer noninsured patients anywhere for treatment led to the consideration and ultimate resurrection of the project.

“I have so many clients that need dental care, but I had nowhere to refer them to. We just thought about what we can do to help because I know local dentists are always feeling frustrated, as well, if a patient doesn’t have insurance, they don’t have anyone to refer them to. So we decided to look into a free clinic. I contacted the American Dentist Care Foundation and they agreed to bring all of the major equipment, including 45 chairs.”
– Potter-Davis

The clinic will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019 and Aug. 3, 2019 at Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, West Virginia.

If you are 18 years and older and do not have dental insurance, you may participate. However, no children will be allowed to participate in the clinic.

For more information, go to goodsamsmiles.org.

Summer dental clinic will offer FREE care to the public
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“And it all happened by accident.”
– Patrick Kennedy, who began the gathering a decade ago to give a boost to the local economy during the recession.

Kennedy, who is the owner of Superior Woodcraft with his wife Michelle Kennedy, said what started out as a local Chamber of Commerce business card exchange over local food and drinks morphed into the 10th Annual Bucks Locavore — Buy Local Business Networking Event that drew nearly 600 people through his Hamilton Street business Thursday, February 21, 2019 evening.

“Many of the business owners don’t have a storefront, and rely on word-of-mouth to get business. Here they come and it doesn’t cost anything — we just want them to provide good healthy samples for people so they can have a good representation of what they’re making. That’s the fee.”
– Patrick Kennedy

The fee for the public is a can of food, or a small donation to the Doylestown food pantry.

The 10th Annual Bucks Locavore offers FREE local product samples to the community:
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These deals come full circle.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 is both National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day.

Deals and FREEbies for National Pizza Day:

Here are the deals and FREEbies, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.

Domino’s:
The pizza chain has a Twitter contest to win FREE pizza for a year. Enter by 11:59 PM, ET Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Domino’s is giving Twitter users the opportunity to win Domino’s e-gift cards: One winner will receive a $500 Domino’s e-gift card and 10 winners will each get a $50 Domino’s e-gift card. Just post three unique tweets and include the hashtag #WinDominosPizza to enter.

Also for a limited time, Piece of the Pie Rewards members have an easy way to earn points on any brand’s pizza that can be redeemed for a FREE Domino’s pizza.

The latest version of Domino’s mobile app is needed to “to scan a pizza or an eligible image of a pizza.” Learn more at pointsforpies.com

H&R Block:
The first 5,000 participants to upload at least one tax document or submit uploaded documents to H&R Block’s Tax Pro Go Saturday, February 9, 2019 will get a $10 Domino’s gift card. Documents need be uploaded between 12:01 AM CST and 11:59 PM CST Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Pilot Flying J:
Through Sunday, February 10, 2019 get a FREE slice of pizza with an offer on the Pilot Flying J app.

Red Baron Pizza:
The frozen pizza brand has a Facebook contest where one family will win a year’s worth of pizza. To enter through midnight Saturday, February 9, 2019, “post a photo on your page alongside a thank you note to pizza for saving parents like you from dinnertime chaos. Posts must tag @RedBaronPizza and use the hashtag #ThankYouPizza to qualify.” Read official contest rules here.

IHOP:
IHOP created this mouth-watering “Pancizza,” just in time for National Pizza Day. From February 8, 2019 to February 10, 2019 you can choose from three types of Pancizza: original pancake, bacon and cheddar, and cupcake.

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, IHOP will also give away FREE slices of Pancizza at its IHOP Pancizzeria in New York City.

More deals:
Smaller chains also will have deals Saturday, February 9, 2019. Search on social media for #NationalPizzaDay

National Bagel Day deals, FREEbies:

Biggby Coffee:
Get half off “Bragels” Saturday, the chain’s bagel sandwiches.

More deals:
Smaller chains also will have deals Saturday, February 9, 2019. Search on social media for #NationalBagelDay

Saturday is National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day. Where to get FREEbies and deals:
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Here’s where to find pizza deals on National Pizza Day:
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Where to Get Free (or Cheap) Pizza on National Pizza Day:
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