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Regional Trade Show Coordinates Local Charity Donation

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The Karel Exposition Management (KEM) New England Furniture & Decorative Accessory market is coming to Fitchburg, MS and a local charity will benefit. In an effort to have a positive impact on the communities where it shows, KEM has coordinated a donation of furniture to Our Father's House, a local homeless shelter. At KEM's suggestion, Don Virgin, president of The Virgin Group, announced his company will donate a solid hardwood kitchen dinette table with four arrowback side chairs by Winners Only, Inc. The item has a retail value of about $900. The Virgin Group of New Jersey will be an exhibitor at KEM's New England Furniture and Accessory Market March 15-17 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. "When Larry Karel, KEM president suggested we give a donation to Our Father's House, we didn't hesitate, " Virgin said. "It will be put to great use. We know that people who really need help "and want it, will get it. Very often, the people who are truly struggling through life get lost." Our Father's House has provided shelter to homeless people since it opened its doors in 1985. It is home to about eight women and twenty men. The organization's reputation in the community led to its recommendation by Frank Tuscano, general manager of the Best Western Hotel, as a worthy organization. "I recognize Our Father's House as such a wonderful community facility," Tuscano said. "So when KEM came to me and said it wanted to make a donation, I knew just where to send them. " Karel Exposition Management who coordinated this donation is the nation's largest producer of regional furniture and decorative accessory markets. Based in Hollywood, Fla., the company holds regional markets at Edison, N.J., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev., Fitchburg, Mass; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD, and Pomona, Calif. For more information, call KEM at (954) 454-7777 or e-mail: info@kemexpo.com. For more information about Our Father's Home call (508) 345-2256.

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