Those who wish to donate are asked to leave their bag or box of food
by their mailbox. Carriers will pick up the donations as they do
their mail delivery.
As a reminder, the food products donated
should be nonperishable boxed or commercially canned products.
Homemade goods, frozen foods or other items subject to quick
spoilage should not be donated to this food drive, and no glass
containers should be used.
Food collected will be distributed among local food pantries.
Upcoming CICBC blood drives
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is
offering opportunities Monday, May 5, to donate blood in Lincoln:
Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N.
Kickapoo, noon-6 p.m.
Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For your convenience, call the
blood center toll-free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD
(1-866-448-3253), or schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and
Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving
blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Springfield’s Memorial Medical
Center and St. John’s Hospital. CICBC is a division of the
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects over
180,000 units of blood annually and serves a total of 87 hospitals
in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
County Arts presents second annual LCHS exhibit
The opening reception for the second annual
Lincoln Community High School exhibit at the Lincoln Art Institute will be
on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The "Functional and Fine Art" exhibit
will feature a variety of pieces made of fabric, metal and wood, along with
paintings and drawings.
There is no admission charge. The show
runs through May 28.
Teachers with students exhibiting in this
year's show are Brenda Silano with fabrics, Arlyn Musselman in
metals, Cheryl Spove in fine arts and Jason Hoffman with
woodworking. Names of the students participating are not available
at this time.
The Lincoln Art Institute is at 112 S. McLean St., on the
northeast corner of the downtown square, next to the post office.
For more information, call Toby Prange, Lincoln Art Institute
curator, at 217-651-8355.
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