2017-01-12 / News Briefs

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McLaren seeks volunteers

FLINT — The office of McLaren Flint Auxiliary Volunteers has openings in many different services and welcome new members. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteering is a win/win condition: volunteers give their time, but the rewards are great. Anyone interested can apply online at www.mclaren.org/flint/volunteer.aspx or call 810-342- 2115 for more information. — L.R.

Red Cross issues call for blood, platelet donations

LANSING — The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.

To find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites for more donors to give blood or platelets. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help speed up the donation process.

Upcoming opportunities include:

Thursday, Jan. 12, 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St. in Davison

Monday, Jan. 16, noon to 5:45 p.m. at Baker College, G1050 W. Bristol Road in Flint Township

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Bendle High School, 2283 E. Scottwood Ave. in Burton.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Flint Blood Donation Center, 1401 S. Grand Traverse in Flint

Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 5:45 p.m. at Linden Presbyterian Church, 119 W. Broad St. in Linden. — L.R.

Deadline nears for Miss Hibernia scholarship entries

GENESEE COUNTY – Young women of Irish descent who wish to participate in the Miss Hibernia 2017 scholarship pageant have a few more days to submit their entries.

Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 22 and never married.

Contestants will be required to attend the screening interview at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Kathy’s Restaurant in Flushing, as well as the Pre-St. Patrick’s Day party where the coronation of Miss Hibernia will take place on Feb. 11 at the Dom Polski hall on Linden Road, and the St. Patrick Day events in Flint on March 17.

Scholarships will be awarded to Miss Hibernia ($1,300), first runner-up ($700) and second runner-up ($500).

Selection is based on knowledge of Irish heritage, poise, personality, appearance and interview.

To enter, contestants must complete the official biographical form and submit it along with the entry form and a photograph. Forms are available at http://flintstpatricksday.com/miss-hibernia-info/. Entry deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17. — L.R.

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