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Donors urged to give blood

The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood to help ensure a diverse supply is kept for all patients in need. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include Thursday, Sept. 27 in Newcastle.

From 1 to 6 p.m. at the Avalon Newcastle Commons, 13398 Newcastle Commons Drive, the Red Cross will be on hand to collect blood donations.

To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

VFW post garage sale set

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1263 & Auxiliary will be hosting a garage/yard sale Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 416 Burnett Ave. S.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.

The post is still looking for sellers — single tables for one day is $10 or a double table for one day is $15. A single table for both days is $15 and a double both days is $25. If you are not renting a table or do not plan to, donations of gently used items can be donated to the post and auxiliary for their tables. Contact Cassie at 425-255-0748 for rental requests or donation information.

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