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Humane Society hosts ‘End of Summer’ picnic

The Humane Society of Delaware County would like to thank the community for its support during the three-month-long “ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge” by holding a picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the society’s shelter. The “End of Summer Picnic” celebrates the ending of a great summer and marks the end of “The Challenge” as well.

There will be hot dogs and ice cream, and HSDC will be offering adoption specials throughout the entire shelter. All cats, all kittens and some pre-selected dogs can be adopted for any donation amount. An approved adoption contract is required.

Guests can meet Jill Zimmerman from “Healing Touch for Animals” as well as Ranger Rob, who will be putting on a dog training demonstration. The shelter is also inviting back anyone who adopted a pet during “The Challenge” for an adoption alumni group photo at 1 p.m. taken by Carrie Kaelin. Dogs on leashes are welcomed to come along.

For more information, please call Carol Girberd at 740-369-7387 or visit www.hsdcohio.org. The Humane Society of Delaware County is located at 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware.

SUMC ARC Blood Drive Sept. 7

Because of the constant need for blood, and the summer months ahead when blood supplies are in greater demand, members of Sunbury United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7.

The top ten reasons for donating blood are:

1. Donating blood saves lives.

2. It’s a good way to give back to your community.

3. The act of giving is selfless.

4. You receive a free mini-physical.

5. Every two seconds someone needs blood.

6. The blood supply needs constant replenishment.

7. One pint can help up to three people.

8. Most people are eligible to donate blood.

9. There is no substitute for human blood.

10. You will have someone’s undying gratitude.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood during the Sept. 7 ARC/SUMC Blood Drive go to www.redcrossblood.org/centralohio and type Sunbury’s ZIP Code – 43074 – in the Find a Blood Drive box. Scroll down to the SUMC Blood Drive and click Schedule an Appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome, through the wait time might be a bit longer without an appointment.

Sunbury United Methodist Church has scheduled additional blood drives through the remainder of 2014 on from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 19.

Sunbury United Methodist Church is located at 100 West Cherry Street in Sunbury.

Commissioners seek appointments to the Sunbury Meadows Community Authority

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking a member to appoint to the Sunbury Meadows Community Authority.

The board is includes two citizen members to the Board of Trustees of this community authority to represent the interests of present and future residents of the District. The County Commissioners are seeking to appoint one citizen member to serve on its board.

The proceeds from the authority will be used to finance capital improvement projects benefiting the Big Walnut School District.

Interested individuals can obtain a Board Appointment Application through the Delaware County Commissioners Office by:

• Picking up a Board Appointment Application at 101 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015;

• Calling the Delaware County Commissioners Office at 740-833-2100 to have a Board Appointment Application sent to you;

• Printing a Board Appointment Application from the Delaware County Human Resources website at www.co.delaware.oh.us and mailing it back to the address listed above.

Completed Board Appointment Applications must be returned to the Delaware County Commissioners Office no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

September Community Open Table menu set

Community Open Table, an outreach of Sunbury United Methodist Church, is typically held on the first Friday of every month when members of the church and other volunteers host a dinner for anyone who is struggling with poverty that needs a hot, nutritious meal.

The Sept. 5 COT will be held in the SUMC Fellowship Hall Dining Room. Fellowship and appetizers are at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. Dinner is typically over at 7 p.m.

The September menu features Pork Roast, Smashed Potatoes, California Blend, Rolls, and Apple Cake with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt.

Church and community volunteers serve the homemade meal and there are always toys and games for children. The meal is free and no reservations are needed. Please arrive at 5 p.m. and enter the church through the lower level.

For more information about Community Open Table, to volunteer or to donate fresh food or make a monetary donation to this local outreach effort contact Sunbury United Methodist Church at 740-965-3813.

Sunbury United Methodist Church is located at 100 West Cherry Street in Sunbury, at the northeast quadrant of the State Route 37 and US 3 intersection, across the street from the CVS Pharmacy.

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