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Free Photo Restoration Offered for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
SUN HERALD via Knight Ridder

Photo restoration technicians will be at the Orange Grove Public Library in Gulfport on Thursday and Friday to retouch photographs damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The service will be free.

Technicians will scan or photograph damaged pictures on site and the originals will be returned to the owners. The scanned images then will be distributed to restoration experts throughout the nation, who will restore them to the best of their abilities. The restored photos will be burned onto CD-ROM discs and returned to the owners as soon as possible.

Families may bring up to five photographs for restoration, and while no guarantees are made, technicians will accept all photographs. They advise, however, that if photos are in an album they not be removed - to prevent additional damage.

Hours on Thursday will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Volunteers will be needed to help families fill out paperwork and to scan, photograph and retouch photos. Anyone with digital photography expertise is encouraged to volunteer by contacting Robbie Byrd at (334) 590-5045 or

For more information call Laurie Hawkins at the Orange Grove Public Library at 832-6924, or use the above contacts.

Biloxi Sun Herald

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