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  1. Jun
    12
    Fri

    1. PIE AND ICECREAM SOCIAL – St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church Lafayette
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      St. Gregory The Great
      Catholic Church

      Invites you to a
      PIE AND ICECREAM
      SOCIAL

      Friday, June 12, 2015
      5:30- 7:30 pm

      Lafayette Community Center

      Serving pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans,
      potato salad, pie and other homemade desserts,
      ice cream, coffee and lemonade 

  2. Jun
    13
    Sat

    1. Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 Free Airplane Rides
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 is again sponsoring free airplane rides for youth ages 8-17 as part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program.

      The airplane rides will take place at the Glencoe Municipal airport on Saturday, June 13th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  The rain date would the following Saturday June 20th, the same time.

      Sign up and registration will begin at 8:00 am and need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

      For more information call 320-238-2376

  3. Jun
    14
    Sun

    1. FLAG DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      FLAG DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE

      On Sunday, June 14th is our Flag Day program.  We, at the Harkin Store will be having
      information about our nation’s flag.  How did the flag start?  How has the flag evolved?
      What does the design of the flag mean?  What did the flag of the 1870′s look like?
      Our program will answer these questions.  Our program will be from 1 to 4 pm.

      Our gift shop will have items for sale.  Our shop has many different and unique items, 
      books, toys, many hand crafted items also.  The shop is open the same hours as the 
      store.

      The Harkin Store hours are from 10 to 5 pm everyday except Mondays in June, July and 
      August.  The admission to the program is included with admission to the store.

      The 1870′s store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21,
      or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information contact the
      store at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the store at
      1-507-934-2160.

    2. The Art of Music Fundraiser at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture
      3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Art of Music Fundraiser at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture on Sunday, June 14

      Please join us this Sunday, June 14th, from 3-9PM, for our Art of Music Fundraiser. This year, there is something for the whole family and admission is free! There will be live musical entertainment throughout the day featuring local groups Lavender Town, Good Night Gold Dust, City Mouse, and The Bockfest Boys. There will be art activities for both children and adults and a bargain basement sale with lots of gems from The Grand on sale. Many silent auction gift baskets have been donated by various local businesses and there will be a live auction at 5PM. Also featured during the event in The 4 Pillars Gallery will be a gallery exhibit by New Ulm native Bob Nonnemacher: “Native American Iconic Portraits.” Other local artists will have their work on display and for sale in pop-up galleries. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and will include Pepper Boy’s delicious pulled pork sandwiches and cold Schell’s beer.

      The Grand Center for Arts & Culture is located at 210 North Minnesota Street in New Ulm.
      Call 507-359-9222 or email us at grand@thegrandnewulm.com.

    3. The Grand Art of Music Fundraiser
      3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Grand Art of Music Fundraiser, Sunday June 14th, 3 – 9 PM

      Live Music:
      Lavender Town – 3 PM
      Good Night Gold Dust – 4 PM
      City Mouse – 6 PM
      Bockfest Boys – 7:30 PM

      Activities for all ages:  Silent Auction – Bargain Basement Sale – Face Painting – Wine Pull – Sidewalk Chalk – Art Classes – And More!

      Bob Nonnemacher Exhibit:  ”Native American Iconic Portraits”

      Live Auction 5 PM

      Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Cold Drinks

      Free Admission

      The Grand 210 North Minnesota Street

  4. Jun
    15
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– The Original German Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 15 – The Original German Band

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  5. Jun
    16
    Tue

    1. TRIAD MEETING
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      TRIAD MEETING

      The monthly meeting of TRIAD (Seniors and Law Enforcement working together) will be held at the Comfrey Community Center in Comfrey on June 16th at 10:00.  The speaker is Gina Winter from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.  Everyone is welcome to come, learn and ask questions about the sheriff’s office and also to meet local law enforcement. Refreshments will be served.

      For more information contact Opal Dewanz at 507-359-9808

    2. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  6. Jun
    17
    Wed

    1. Swedlanda Lutheran Midsummer Event
      4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      Swedlanda Lutheran Midsummer Event
      Wednesday, June 17, 2015
      73950 County Road 16

      9 miles SW of Hector on Co. Rd. 16

      All are invited to join us for fun, food and entertainment!  

      4:30 – 7:00 PM Ice Cream Social

      Supper Menu: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Pie, cake & Home-made Ice Cream, Coffee and Lemonade. 

      On Wednesday, June 17, the Peace Lutheran Bluegrass Navy will join us.  A little country, a little bluegrass, a lot of gospel.  Midsummer begins at 4:30 pm with food and fellowship.  The program begins at 7:00 pm All are welcome.

  7. Jun
    19
    Fri

    1. Sibley County Relay For Life
      6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Sibley County
      Relay For Life

      Friday, June 19, 2015
      5-11 pm

      Opening Ceremony 6:30 pm
      Luminaria Ceremony 9:00 pm

      NEW LOCATION IN 2015!
      Winthrop City Park

      Start a tema or just come for the fun of it!

      more information - www.realyforlife.org/sibleycountymn 

      Schedule:

      4:30 pm – 6:15 pm Survivor Registration Supper sponsored by the Slammin Cancer Team—Survivors Eat Free When Registered 4:30 – 6:00 pm Crazy Hair with Area Royalty, suggested donation $2
      5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Music provided by Thunder & Lightning Jason Portner
      5:00 pm –9:00 pm Silent Auction
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Vendors on the Track: Percentage of Sales Goes Back to Relay

      ALL SURVIVORS: For your convenience, we’ll have chairs on the track for you to sit on during the ceremony, so you won’t have to come down from the stands for the Survivor lap.

      6:30pm – 7:30 pm Opening Ceremony Welcome – Opening prayer by Pastor Bob Presentation of Colors by the Winthrop Honor Guard National Anthem by Andi Brinkman Invocation & Message American Cancer Society Message by Mary Cassem Representatives please come down to the track. Corporate Recognition by Mary Cassem and Doris Martens SE Football Coach and Captains please come down Introduction of Teams & Royalty by Tammy and Jane Survivor Program by 2015 Honorary Survivor: Bonnie Kube & Wayne Schrupp Survivor Lap
      7:30 pm Walk a Lap with The Wearing Crowns Team, suggested donation $2
      7:45 pm Balloon Badminton 2 team members needed from each team 8:00 pm Pajama Lap
      8:30 pm Luminaria Lighting Ceremony
      9:15 pm Hula Hoops 1 team member needed from each team
      10:00 pm MN Twins Lap
      11:00 pm Closing Ceremony

  8. Jun
    20
    Sat

    1. 15th Annual Prairieland Flywheeler Tractor Pull (all-day)
      Jun 20

      15th Annual Prairieland Flywheeler Tractor Pull
      One Mile South of
      Sleepy Eye on Hwy 4
      (Near Haala Industries)

      Saturday, June 20th, 2015

      9:00 AM Registraton
      12:00 Noon Tractor Pull Begins

      FARM STOCK CLASSES 3500 7500
      HOBBY STOCK CLASSES 3500 10500

      Tractors must be weighed in between

      9:00 am and 11:30 on the day of the pull

      Lunch and Refreshments will be available on the grounds.
      For more information please call 507-227-0620, 507-920-3487, 507-227-1011

  9. Jun
    21
    Sun

    1. FATHER’S DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

       FATHER’S DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE

      Men of all sorts will enjoy the program on Father’s Day, two very known men will be 
      having their interests on display and will answer any questions.  Dan Cochran from 
      Morgan, Minnesota, will have his leather craft work.  He will have a large display of 
      his work and will answer any questions, orders can be placed also.

      Pell Johnson has written several books about hunting on the Swan Lake by Nicollet.
      He will also answer questions and sign his books for visitors from 1 to 4 pm on 
      June 21.

      Any other men that would like to come and share their interest please come and 
      enjoy the afternoon.

      The 1870′s Harkin Store is open from 10 to 5 pm everyday except Mondays in June,
      July and August with a variety of programs on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.
      Come take a trip back in time and see 40% original merchandise on the shelves
      and learn about the store and the village of West Newton.

      The gift shop will be open the same hours as the store and has many books, toys,
      unique and hand crafted items, also 10 cent candy.

      The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21,
      or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information
      contact the store at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society  which
      operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

  10. Jun
    22
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – Molly & Sunny Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 22 – Molly & Sunny Band

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  11. Jun
    23
    Tue

    1. The 2015 Agronomy Field Day
      8:00 am – 11:30 am

      The 2015 Agronomy Field Day will be held Tuesday, June 23 at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca.

      Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the administration building with field tours departing at 8:30 a.m. A lunch (with time for Q&A) brings the event to a close at 11:30 a.m. The $35 registration fee includes handout materials, morning refreshments and lunch. CEUs for certified crop advisers have been applied for. The program will be held rain or shine, in the event of inclement weather, all topics and speakers will be held in the administration building at the Southern Research and Outreach Center. The Center is located at the west edge of Waseca, across from Loon Lake. For more information, visit the SROC Web site athttp://sroc.cfans.umn.edu or call 507-835-3620.

    2. Drew’s Crew Benefit – 5 K Colorfest Run Walk
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      September 12, 2015
      Harman Park, New Ulm

      5K Colorfest
      10:30 am

      To Register: RaceEntry.com
      or 276.4428 for Paper Entry

      Info or to Donate: DrewsCrew.org
      Donations are tax deductible run through Christ the King Church 501c3

      Food – Bands – Silent Auction
      10:00 – Neon-Live
      12:15 Roxbury
      2:45 – VanGogh’s Ear

      Drew Aufderheide was diagnosed with a rare form  of
      Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
      Protion of Proceeds will go towards the creation of
      scholarship fund & New Ulm MedicareCenter Oncolgy Unit

      Don’t forget to stay for Hermann Fest & Firewoks
       

    3. 20th Anniversary for KNUJ FM
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      20th Anniversary for KNUJ FM Open House
      Tuesday, June 23rd
      3-6 pm
      Sleepy Eye Office and Studio 

      Lemonade, cookies, and more!
      We will have gifts and door prizes

      Short program at 4:30 pm—including the Sleepy Eye Chamber Ambassadors

    4. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch, Tuesday , June 230 5 – 8 PM to benefit the New Ulm Clothing Depot.  Come have a great meal for a great cause!!!

    5. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  12. Jun
    24
    Wed

    1. Benefit Dinner for Melissa Marx
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Benefit Dinner for Melissa Marx

      Wednesday, June 24
      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

      Hahn’s Dining & Lounge
      Winthrop , MN

      Melissa received a kidney transplant from a living donor on March 31.  After several months of recovery, she is ready to return to her job with Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop.  Funds raised at this event will help Melissa with current and ongoing transplant expenses.

      FREE WILL OFFERING

      Menu:  Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, fruit, chips, dessert

      Hosted by the Winthrop Lions Club, with donations from area businesses and individuals

    2. Homemade Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Homemade Ice Cream Social

      Wednesday June 24th 
      Middle Creek Methodist Church
      8 miles north of Redwood Falls & 2 1/2 miles west

       Serving begins at 5:00 PM
      BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Coneys, Pie, Cake & Sundaes!!! 

  13. Jun
    25
    Thu

    1. Free Household Hazardous Waste – Springfield – Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Free Household Hazardous Waste

      Brown County Highway Garage
      507 Burns Ave
      Springfield
      11 am – 1 pm 

       

      Brown County REA  Building
      24386 State Hwy 4
      Sleepy Eye 
      3 pm – 6 pm 

    2. KNUJ Farmers Market
      2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      KNUJ Farmers Market
      Thursday, June 25th
      Target Parking Lot
      1914 S. Broadway in New Ulm

       
      Thursdays
      2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
       
      Saturdays
      9 am – noon
       
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    3. 2015 FAIRFAX DAYZ OF Thunder
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      2015

      FAIRFAX
      DAYZ OF Thunder

      Raffles, Cash Prizes, Softball & Volleyball Tournaments, Kids Water Fights, T-ball Tournament,
      Vehicle Fair (bring yours!), Vendors, Food, Bean Bag Tournament,
      Kickball Tournament, Open Swimming at the Pool and much, much more!

      THURSDAY – June 25
      5:00pm – 8:00pm Jaycees Pork Chop Dinner – Frontier Bar
      7:00pm Fairfax Royalty Coronation & Silent Auction -
      Squirrels’s Bar & Grill FREE EVENT

       

      FRIDAY – June 26
      3:00pm Leo & Kathy Lara – Musica, Lengua, y Cultura -
      Latin American Music Concert – Fairfax Library
      4:15pm Frandsen Bank Bike Rodeo – Bank Parking Lot
      6:00pm Frontier Bar Bean Bag Tournament -
      1st Street SE – Sign up before June 25th
      6:30pm CAPS Kids 1-Mile Fun Run – Memorial Park
      7:30pm CAPS 5K Fun Run/Walk – Memorial Park
      7:30pm Fairfax Cardinals vs. Victoria – Memorial Park
      FREE ADMISSION
      9:00pm – 1am Street Dance – 1st Street SE
      Rain location – Squirrels Bar & Grill

      SATURDAY – June 27
      9:00am Softball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am Volleyball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am – Noon Show Your Ride Show – Lion’s Park
      All Vehicles Welcome PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY
      9:00am – 1:00pm Craft and Home-based Business Fair – Lion’s Park Shelter
      9:00am – 1:00pm Books Are Fun Warehouse Sale – Fairfax Public Library
      Proceeds go to the Fairfax Library
      10:00am GFW Summer Rec T-ball Tourny – Lion’s Park Football Field
      10:00am – Noon Torah Creek Farm Petting Zoo – Lion’s Park
      10:00am – 4:00pm Kid’s Bouncy Houses – Lion’s Park
      $5 Wristbands – Socks required
      1:00pm – 3:00pm Fairfax Fire Department Kid’s Water Fight – Lion’s Park
      Bring swimming suit & towel
      1:30pm – 2:30pm Kids Bingo – Lion’s Park Shelter
      2:00pm – 5:00pm Fairfax Depot Open House -
      Music Provided by Albrecht Band & Ice Cream Floats
      2:30pm – 3:30pm BINGO for all ages – Lion’s Park Shelter
      6:00pm D&S Kid’s Pedal Pull (Ages 4-11) – 1st Street SE
      Rain location – Lion’s Park Shelter
      9:00pm – 1:00am Street Dance – 1st Street SE (Sponsored by Frontier Bar)
      Rain location – Frontier Bar

      SUNDAY – June 28
      9:00am Softball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am – Noon Fairfax Royalty Breakfast – Squirrel’s Bar
      (Take-outs available at Lion’s Park)
      10:00am Kickball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      10:00am Non-Denominational Church Service – Lion’s Park Shelter
      All are welcome
      12:30pm – 2:00pm Bean Bag Tournament Registration – Lion’s Park
      1:00pm – 5:00pm Open Swimming – Fairfax Pool
      FREE ADMISSION!
      2:00pm – 4:00pm Depot Open House
      3:00pm Bean Bag Tournament – Lion’s Park
      4:00pm Fairfax Cardinals vs. Gaylord – Memorial Park

      Click here for full brochure

       

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  14. Jun
    26
    Fri

    1. FRIENDSHIP DAYS
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      FRIENDSHIP DAYS
      2015 – Nicollet, MN

      Friday – Saturday – Sunday
      JUNE 26, 27,28
      MIDWAY RIDES

      Friday:  
      5:00  PM Park Opens
      8:00 PM Miss Nicollet Talent Show in Nicollet High School Theater

      Saturday:
      9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Crafts at Nicollet Legion
      8:45 AM 5K Run-Walk
      10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tractor Pull
      12:00 PM Kiddie Tractor Pull in the Park
      1:00 PM Bean Bag (Corn-Hole) Tournament
      2:00 PM Fire Department Water Fight
      8:00 PM Nicollet Queen Coronation in the City Park
      9:00 PM to Closing Live Band in the park – Relentless

      Sunday:
      9:00 AM Out Door Church Service @ Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church
      1:00 PM Parade

      Live Bands and Entertainment all afternoon 

       

  15. Jun
    27
    Sat

    1. Quiltistry – various historic places in New Ulm
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Quiltistry

      Enjoy the outdoor display of quilts located at various historic sites

      Attend a bed turning at the Wanda Gag House.

      Special demonstrations at the Grand Center for the Arts.

      Visit 3 unique quilt shops:  Sewing Seeds Quilt Co. ~ The Thimble Box ~ Spinning Spools Quilt Shop

      For more information contact the NU Chamber 507-359-2333

  16. Jun
    28
    Sun

    1. Midsummer Worship – Dinner – Gibbon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Augustana Lutheran Church of Gibbon will hold its annual Midsummer Worship Service Sunday, June 28th at the Clear Lake Lutheran Church, located on Sibley County Rd. 8 between Lafayette and Gibbon.

      Following the service at Clear Lake Church, a Dinner will be served from 11 am to 1 pm at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon.

      Menu: McRib sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad, beans and assorted desserts. A free-will offering to the Augustana Endowment Fund will be received.

      All are welcome.

  17. Jun
    29
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – The Ken and Ken Show
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 29 – The Ken and Ken Show

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  18. Jun
    30
    Tue

    1. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  19. Jul
    2
    Thu

    1. 36th West Newton Day Harkin Store – New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      36th West Newton Day Harkin Store, Nicollet County Highway 21, New Ulm This 36th-annual event celebrates the heritage of the Minnesota settlement of West Newton, which was located halfway between New Ulm and Fort Ridgely from 1856 to 1901. View historical photos from Bob and Agnes Gleisner and read about the history of Alexander Harkin and his family, the founders of the 1870s Harkin Store. Descendants of West Newton’s earliest settlers are invited to share their stories and any old photographs. Historic site staff will copy information and photos. Phone: 507-354-8666 Time: 1 pm to 4 pm Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

    2. Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church
      BLOOD DRIVE

      Location: 700 South Broadway – New Ulm

      Thursday, July 2, 1 -7 pm

      To schedule your appointment or for more information:
      Call 1-800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767)
      Online @ www.redcrssblood.org,
      enter sponsor code: Redeemer
      Or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to download
      the Red Cross Blood Donor App and schedule your appointment
      using sponsor code:  Redeemer

      Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276

      ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Donate blood 2 times during the school
      year & 1 time in the summer to earn your red cord!
      (This drive meets summer donation requirement)