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Posted on Feb 12, 2015

Community Bulletin: Feb. 12

Three chances to give blood this month
The American Red Cross encourages donors to consider giving blood this month.
Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments, according to the Red Cross. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.
The following blood drives are planned in the Quincy area:
Feb. 24: 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Quincy Community Center, 115 F St. S.W.
Feb. 25: 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin St. S.W.
Feb. 26: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Quincy School District bus garage, 721 F St. S.E.

Seniors: Valentine’s dinner is this Thursday
There will be a Valentine’s dinner served Thursday at the Quincy Senior Center.
On the menu is  sweet and sour chicken, rice, capri vegetables, tossed ramen salad, dinner rolls and cake. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $6 a person.
The center’s office is closed Monday for the President’s Day holiday.
Monday bridge winners were Bea Weinand and Judy Ren. Wednesday bridge winners were Barb Kennedy and Judy Bryant. Dominoes winners were Dan Neumann and Mark Owens. Pinochle winners were Jim Fleming and Rae Soelter

Scouts are serving up pancakes on Sunday
Quincy’s Boy Scout Troop 101 will have its annual pancake breakfast on Feb. 15.
The breakfast, which is 7 to 11 a.m., has been held at the St. Pius X Catholic Church for more than 30 years.
The public is invited to attend the breakfast, which is served by the Scouts. Cost is  $4 for senior citizens, $6 for an individual and $12 for a family.
All funds raised go to help pay for different camps as well as various awards and  recognitions for the Scouts.

Group offers cat owners $25 off spaying, neutering
In celebration of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter will pay $25 toward 10 people’s vet bills when they have their cat spayed or neutered this month.
If you are interested in the program, call Penny Wininger of the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter at 398-3355 for more information
Applicants must fill out a short form that would be given to Dr. Laura Hoyt of the Quincy Veterinary Clinic or Dr. David Brown of the Ephrata Veterinary Clinic at the time their cats are fixed.
Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of animals.

Lions host spring bingo on Feb. 28
The Quincy Valley Lions Club will host spring bingo on Feb. 28.
The fundraising event will be at the Quincy Community Center. Doors open at 4p.m. and games begin at 5 p.m.
Cost is $1 a sheet. Thirty games will be played. Cash prizes of $25 to $200 will be given away.
Concessions will be available at the event. Proceeds from the concessions benefit the MJG Team in the Seattle Big Climb. There also will be a raffle during the event.
All proceeds raised from the spring bingo stay within the Quincy community.

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