The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out and give blood. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : today at the Effingham Elks Club from 2:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday at the Clay County Hospital in Flora from 12:00 to 4:00 : also Wednesday at the KC Hall in Effingham from 2:00 to 6:00 : Friday at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : all blood types and platelets are needed to replenish low regional blood supplies, especially type “O” blood.
The Claremont Bonpas Fire District will host its 3rd Annual Black Friday Fish Fry this coming Friday evening at the Claremont Firehouse, with serving from 4:30 to 7:00. It’s all-you-can-eat with plenty of fried fish, pork loin, and all the fixins’ with tickets at the door. Kids 5 and under eat free. All are invited out.
The Richland County High School FBLA organization will have a “pie sale” this Wednesday afternoon at the Olney IGA, running from 2:30 until sold out, just in time for Thanksgiving. All proceeds go to the Future Business Leaders of America Club at RCHS for future activities and events. That’s this Wednesday at the Olney IGA.
The Ridgway Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society will have its monthly meeting tomorrow night in the hospitality room of the First Presbyterian Church, at 227 East Elm Street in Olney, beginning at 7:00. The program for the evening will be about the wildlife of Bhutan and Nepal as presented by local chapter member Dr. Dirk Rosenberg. The public is invited to the Tuesday night meeting in Olney.