We would like to thank everyone who supported the Barre blood drive in September. We gathered 133 pints. This was well below our goal, so we hope for a good turnout in November. Special thanks go to the Tuffy Doyle family who co-sponsored the blood drive in thanks for the blood transfusions that Tuffy has received. They made delicious sandwiches and goodies, volunteered at the drive that day, and provided coupons for creemees from Will’s Store in Chelsea and Bragg Farm in East Montpelier.
The next Barre Blood Drive is Monday, November 18th from 11:30am to 5:30pm at the Barre Elks Lodge. Chef John Cutler and his crew are once again going to provide the donors with a delicious turkey and biscuit lunch. It is not too early to make your appointment for this drive. Please call 1-800 -RED-CROSS or log onto www.redcrossblood.org.
We have much to be thankful for. Let us show our thanks by giving the most precious gift of all: the gift of life. All blood types are urgently needed.
Judy A. Cookson
Red Cross volunteer