By Barbara Allen

The Calhoun County office of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross would to thank the community for their attendance during the seminar on Emergency Preparedness. This one hour seminar gave the Red Cross the opportunity to share valuable information on emergency preparedness with the community. After the seminar each family was presented with a free copy of A Family Guide to First Aid and Emergency Preparedness and a Family First Aid kit. A special thanks to the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund that made this seminar possible.

The next seminar will be located at the Upper West Fork Park in Chloe. Time and date have not been set at this time due to the weather. Anyone interested is encouraged to call the local office at 304-588-0717 or visit the office at County Courthouse, Monday and Friday from 10-2 or Upper West Fork Fire Dept. on Wednesday from 10-2.

The Calhoun County office is also excited to be starting a Jr. Red Cross Club in the Middle School on Monday, March 1. Interested parents and students can contact Nancy Sams, a counselor at Calhoun Middle school. Students who participate in the Junior Red Cross Club will be able to participate in a camp that will occur this summer. There, children will be able to learn lifesaving, social and leadership skills.

The Red Cross is actively seeking volunteers. If interested please call Bobbi Allen or Kim Scott at your local office 304-588-0717.

The Red Cross is excited to announce their annual fundraiser - The Red White and Blue Cruise on Saturday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight. In Dry-Dock (at the Parkersburg Art Center) cash bar and casual dress. Entertainment by Chris Polen & Joe Lambiotte with JD Benson at the piano bar. There will be casino games and bingo, silent auction, corn hole and a putting contest, spa, food and beverages. Get your tickets now at your local Red Cross office $25 in advance $30 at the door.

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