Saturday, June 25, 2016

In the News: Eagle Scout project, Red Cross blood drives

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Joseph O’Leary, a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 126 in Franklin and sophomore at Franklin High School, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project. The project, part of the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout, involved clearing new trails in Franklin’s Indian Rock Conservation Area. 
O’Leary planned the project over the winter and led a crew of 40 volunteers in the woods on May 14. The new trails lead from historic Indian Rock, the site of an attack by settlers on Wampanoag during King Philip’s War, winding through conservation land to meet up with existing trails. They provide a new view of the ledge and the rocky terrain below. Scouts and adults removed brush, cleared leaves and pruned trees and bushes to make the trails."

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"The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. 
Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease, though — every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves. 
Blood donation opportunities will take place at the following locations: 
  • 2-7 p.m. July 7, Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St., Franklin
  • 1-6:30 p.m., July 8, Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St., Wrentham
  • 2-7 p.m. July 11, King Philip Middle School, 18 King St., Norfolk

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screen grab of Red Cross Blood drives in Franklin area
screen grab of Red Cross Blood drives in Franklin area

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