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June 8, 2014

NEWS BRIEFS: June 8, 2014

ELKHART

Golfer could win car for hole-in-one

The golfer who can shoot a hole-in-one at Elcona Country Club’s 150-yard hole No. 3 will win a 2014 Buick Verano from Lochmandy Motors.

On Monday, Hubbard Hill Retirement Community is hosting its second annual 18-hole golf benefit to raise funds for the Angel Garden Senior Park. Net proceeds from this annual event, combined with ongoing contributions, will make this park a reality. The park has been designed to be a place of solace, refuge and celebration for the arts for people of all ages.

For more information on how to participate and try winning the 2014 Buick Verano, call 574-295-2620.

Registration is at 10:30 a.m., followed by practice at the driving range and lunch.

There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Elcona Country Club is located at 56784 C.R. 21, Bristol.

LAGRANGE

Fallen Officers Blood Drives set for Tuesday

Throughout the summer months, the American Red Cross will participate in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign. This is the eighth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across Indiana to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.

Last year, every county in Indiana held at least one Fallen Officer blood drive and more than 30,000 units of blood have been collected since the 2007 start of the Fallen Officer blood drives.

Local blood drives are set for:

• Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at LaGrange First Church of God, 777 N. Detroit St., LaGrange.

• June 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Nappanee Police/EMS, 301 W. Lincoln St., Nappanee.

To donate blood, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. 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 of age (16 with parental consent in some states), 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 of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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