Farmers Market, Blood Drive are reasons to Get Into Grayson tonight

Grayson Blood DriveThe dog-days of summer are upon us, and while the local stores are lining up the school supplies, there are still a few precious nights of freedom for you and the kids to enjoy. So why not make a memory by making a difference?

There will be a blood drive in the Grayson Senior Center starting at 2:00 PM and running until 7:00 PM. The American Red Cross will be on hand to collect donations. According to Community Development Director Gail Lane, the blood drive earlier this month was a massive success.

A few stats from the Red Cross Blood Drive that was held earlier this month: 38 units were collected, potentially saving as many as 114 people,” Lane wrote on Facebook. “Some other stats: whole blood presenting – 23; double red blood cells presenting – 8; whole blood collected – 22; and double red blood cells collected – 16. The total collected was 38 against a goal of 25 – 152% of the goal!”

The blood drive is co-ordinated by Julia Rizzo of “Leaders Save Lives” and will run concurrent with the weekly Farmers Market.

GFMarketAnd speaking of the Farmers Market, in addition to the fresh produce there will be some fresh tunes coming from the big pavilion courtesy of the Grant & Moe Show featuring Buddy on Bass. The Grayson Arts & History Center will also be open and receiving visitors interested in the story of our town.

It’s things like this that make Grayson a great place. I mean, where else can you save a life, eat a meal, support local farmers, learn a little history and jam out to local musicians–all in one place?

For more information on the Blood Drive or the Farmers Market, you can visit the Get Into Grayson or Grayson Farmers Market Facebook pages.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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