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Read Across Gaylord

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
9:00 am

How many pages can Gaylord read in one day?

On June 16th, folks across Gaylord will read, read, read to celebrate the 5th annual Read Across Gaylord.

Readers will report their pages read to the library and get entered into an hourly drawing.

Related events will be in the library and in the parking lot (next to library). Visitors may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a lunch!

The day’s schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. – Free Muffin and Beverage (as long as they last)
10 a.m. – Half-Pint Parties: Magic show, balloon animals and face painting
12 p.m. – Ice Cream Cones: Sponsored by Sibley County Dairy Assoc.
1 p.m. – Jill Kalz: Author of children’s books will read “No Snow for Christmas”
2 p.m. – Make a marching band hat
3 p.m. – Parade on Main: Wear your hat and make some noise!
4 p.m. – Read Across Gaylord Finished
6 p.m. – Library Closes

For more information, call 507-237-2280 or check the library website at www.tds.lib.mn.us/gaylord/.

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Relay for Life

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010toSaturday, June 19, 2010

Sibley County Relay for Life
Gaylord City Park

Blood Drive

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
1:00 pmto7:00 pm

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Gaylord Thursday, June 24 from 1 – 7 p.m. at the Gaylord Legion. The public is invited to participate.

The JC Park Committee will sponsor the event, by paying for the use of the Legion for the bloodmobile.

According to the American Red Cross, blood donations often decline during the summer due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities. However, the need for blood remains constant.

Approximately every two seconds, a patient needs a blood transfusion in the United States, according to the Red Cross. The Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that no matter what your summer schedule has in store, you can be a life saver by donating blood.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/ guardian consent form for whole blood where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

Eligible donors can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go online to redcrossblood.org for more information and to make a blood donation appointment.