Community Bulletin: Aug. 13
Local bank collecting school supplies
Washington Trust Bank is collecting school supplies for local students through this month.
People can drop off donated school supplies, or money donations that will be used to purchase school supplies, at the bank, 509 Central Ave. S.
For more information, call Washington Trust Bank at 787-3582.
Blind pianist to perform in Quincy
Blind since birth, professional pianist Mac Potts, 23, has played on stages from the Pacific Northwest to New Orleans. And now he’s coming to Quincy.
Potts will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the Quincy Free Methodist Church, 3011 I St. S.W. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $5 a person or $10 for a family of four. Tickets are sold at the door.
Potts began playing the piano when he was 2 years old and has played professionally since he was 11. He has performed solo as well as with legendary blues bands. The talented musician and singer also plays the saxophone, drums, percussion and harmonica.
2 blood drives coming up in Quincy
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.
Two blood drives are planned in August in Quincy. A blood drive will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Quincy High School, 16 6th Ave. S.E. A second drive is planned for 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, 115 F St. S.W.
To make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-733-2767.
Register now for haz waste disposal
Grant County Solid Waste invites businesses and agencies that generate small amounts of hazardous waste to participate in a disposal event on Sept. 11 at the Ephrata Landfill Recycling Center.
To participate, businesses and agencies must pre-register before Aug. 28.
Call 754-6082, extension 3508, to request an application packet or to request more information.
Although there is a fee for this disposal opportunity, participants often see a reduced cost, according to a press release from the county. Participants must be a small quantity generator, which means they generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste a month and accumulate less than 2,200 pounds before disposing of it. A business must accumulate less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste a month or batch.
Examples of hazardous waste include spent fluorescent light tubes, paint thinner and oil-based paint, solvents, aerosols, corrosives, pesticides, poisons and oxidizers.
Class of 1965 seeks classmates
The Quincy High School Class of 1965 is planning its 50th reunion, to be held in September during Farmer Consumer Awareness Day weekend. However, the class still seeks the whereabouts of eight classmates.
They are: Jim Caton, Marilyn Lien Weber, Willie Magcosta, Jim Nelson, Vicki Newby, Jim Riddle, Marlin Shier, Pam Smotherman, Gary Ward and Linda Worthen.
Anyone having information about these classmates is asked to contact Gene Lillquist at 787-2420 or 400 K St. S.W., Quincy, WA, 98848.
Calling all WVC alumni
Registration is underway for the inaugural Knight Fright Ride, sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley College Alumni Association.
The costume-themed ride takes place Oct. 10 and offers a pair of options for cyclists – a 10-mile course and a 40-mile course. Both routes begin and end at Saddle Rock Brewery in downtown Wenatchee.
If you register before Aug. 17, the cost is $25 for the 10-mile ride or $40 for the 40-mile route. After Aug. 17, the registration fee increases by $5. There is an additional $5 fee if you register the day of the event. All WVC alumni receive a $5 discount.
Riders will receive a water bottle and other prizes, including a single-beer discount at the post-race Saddle Rock beer garden. T-shirts will also be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Wenatchee Valley College scholarship fund.
To learn more, including registration information or how your business can be a Knight Fright Ride sponsor, contact WVC alumni relations coordinator Kacie Thrift at 682-6413.