January is National Blood Donor month which makes it the perfect fit for the annual Winter Blood Drive! The drive will be held on the second floor of Rally House on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. To view available times and to schedule your donation appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome! Photo ID or Red Cross Donor Card required. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to GIVE MORE LIFE by donating blood in the new year!
Boy Scout Troop 223 is hosting their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park (Riley County Fair Grounds). Tickets are $5 and include all the chili and hot dogs you can eat – includes relishes and a drink. Children 5 and under eat for free. Fresh baked goods will also be available by cash donations for your enjoyment. All funds will go to support the Troop’s camping activities. For tickets and information contact Anissa Hudak Andresen at 785-813-1649.
The Manhattan Lions Club will be holding a Biscuit and Gravy Feed on Saturday, February 2nd at the College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Avenue, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funds from this event will be distributed between Shepard’s Crossing, The Crisis Center, Emergency Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and others. Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. There will be a raffle with funds going to Kansas Specialty Dog Services.
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for children will have a 2019 Spring Training event. Training dates: February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; March 5th, 19th, 26th; April 2nd. Classes will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Room 28. If you are interested in being a part of the Advocate family for Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie Counties contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-537-6367.