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Red Cross aims to promote awareness during weeklong celebration March 18-22

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The Carroll County Red Cross Advisory Council will be celebrating Red Cross Awareness Week in Carroll County March 18-22. 

“The goal is to create a local awareness and presence of the Red Cross within Carroll County,” said Chad Conrad, executive director for the Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Carroll County. “We would like to have as many businesses participate as possible to let the community know that the Red Cross is indeed present and services are available for the residents.”

Two of the featured activities to support Carroll County Red Cross services will be the Chow Down for Charity.  On March 19, a percentage of sales at the Carrollton Ponderosa will benefit the Red Cross between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Then, on March 20, a carryout-bagged lunch will take place at the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The bagged lunch will include a meat & cheese sandwich, chips, cookie and drink for $6.  Pre-orders must be submitted by March 15.  Delivery in Carrollton area is available for orders of $20 or more.  Forms are available at the Free Press newspaper, online at www.facebook.com/mlcredcross, or email Chad.Conrad@RedCross.org.

Some of the other activities that are being planned are:

-Dollars for Squares-donate a dollar and your name is placed on a Red Cross square and displayed;

-Canisters on the counters at businesses to collect money;

-Business dress down day(s) where employees donate towards the cause by dressing down or wearing red;

-Carrollton Schools  will be doing various activities involving students on March 20;

-Military Appreciation Cards will be signed by the community throughout the week;

-Special recognitions, including the Carroll County Red Cross Impact Awards;

-Businesses or organizations may also include their own creative ideas;

Businesses or organizations wishing to participate in any of the events in the effort to create awareness or raise funds, should call 330.343.8633 or email Chad.Conrad@RedCross.org.  Anyone interested in joining the Red Cross Carroll County Advisory Council should contact Conrad.

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