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Community News, Dec. 20

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The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

Blood-donation opportunity today
TELL CITY – A blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Wal-Mart in Tell City.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood-donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Individuals who are 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High-school students and other donors 18 years old and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Chess club cancels meeting
TELL CITY – The Perry County Chess Club will not have its monthly meeting in December.
The next meeting will be Jan. 25 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.
For more information, contact the library at 547-2661.

Jasper’s Food Pantry open Thursday
CANNELTON – Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton was not able to be open Dec. 16 due to wintry weather.
The pantry will be open from 9 to 11 am. Thursday, coordinator Evelyn Adams said.

VNA to offer blood-pressure, blood-sugar screenings
TELL CITY – Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings at Wal-Mart and Twilight Towers in Tell City.
Screenings are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Twilight Towers.
For more information call VNA at 547-7967.

Perry County Florida reunion
VENICE, Fla. – The Perry County Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Marco Polo Restaurant, located at the North 41 bypass in Venice.
This reunion is held every year on the third Thursday of February.
The group visits, performs music and enjoys seeing friends from home. The attendance is approximately 60 people.
For more information, call 719-7191 or (239) 656-3920.

Snowbirds to meet in February
SEBRING, Fla. – An annual gathering of local residents who flock to Florida for the winter months will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at Homer’s Restaurant in Sebring, Fla.
The group will meet for lunch and fellowship. Drawings will be made for prizes.
As in the past, attendees will pay at the door, be directed to the correct room and a collection will be made for the waitress’ tip.
No reservations are required.
For more information call (812) 686-0542.

K of C offers dinner service
TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus, 947 11th St., will open its dining room to the public and serve dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday nights.
Fiddlers, catfish filets and tilapia will be offered each week along with fried chicken and ribeye steaks on special. Dine in or carryout is available.
To check the special of the week, call the club at 547-3621 or check the marquee at the club.