Blood Assurance donations accepted
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the U.S., Blood Assurance needs the public to schedule and keep donation appointments and organized blood drives to ensure the continued adequacy of the blood supply. Please visit a donor center and continue to give blood during this pandemic crisis. Blood Assurance will give away an Echo Dot every week to one randomly chosen donor and one 65” smart T.V. will also be given away at the end of March. All donors over the age of 18 are eligible to win. The nearest Blood Assurance office is located at 652 N. Jackson St. in Tullahoma. Call 931-461-5773.
Tennessee state parks have canceled their ranger-guided group spring hikes. State parks remain open for visitors and are great places to go for solo adventures and social distancing.
Franklin County Library
The Franklin County Library is closed temporarily. Staff are reporting to work. For information, call the library at 931-967-3706.
The Franklin County Courthouse and other government offices are closed. The staff is reporting to work and taking telephone calls and payments by telephone. Call 931-967-2541.
F.C. Senior Center
The Franklin County Senior Center is closed temporarily. For info, call 931-967-9853.
The Winchester Livery is temporarily closed. For info, call 931-962-3393.
First responders breakfast
The first responders breakfast has been postponed with a new date to be announced.
Mobile rabies clinics will be held Saturday at the following locations: Keith Springs Community Center, 9-10 a.m.; Belvidere Community Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Board of Education Special Services (old health department building on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester), 9-10 a.m. If you can’t make the clinics, Town and Country, Animal Care Center and Midtown Veterinary offer rabies vaccinations at the discounted rate of $12.
Hazardous waste collection
The household hazardous waste collection has been canceled. Info, call 615-643-3170.
UWFC Father-Daughter Dance
United Way of Franklin County’s annual Father-Daughter Dance set for March 28 has been rescheduled for May 16 at 4:30 p.m. at Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Arts and Ales
The sixth annual Arts and Ales event has been rescheduled for Sept. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Enjoy beer, art, music, vendors, fun mob art projects and more. VIP tickets are $40 each. Regular tickets are $25 available at Artisan Depot Gallery located at 204 Cumberland St. in Cowan as well as other venues in the region. For information, call Nancy Wallace at 931-308-5953 or Pat Richards at 931-691-1817. Proceeds go toward the Franklin County Arts Guild’s scholarship fund.
FCHS Class 1961
The Franklin County gathering has been postponed.
Franklin County kindergarten registration is April 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the school your child is zoned to attend during the 2020-21 school year. For the latest information or cancellation, call Patti Limbaugh at 931-967-0626.
Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society’s annual Tablescapes luncheon has been postponed.
Business Expo & Marketplace
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Expo and Marketplace has been postponed until Aug. 6.
Low country boil
The Winchester Rotary Foundation has canceled their low country boil fundraiser. For info, call 931-619-0332.
American Red Cross blood drive April 7 from 2-6 p.m. at Belvidere Mennonite Church, 9805 David Crockett Pkwy. West.
American Red Cross blood drive April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Huntland School, 300 Gore St., Huntland.
Trails and Trilliums
The 17th annual Trails and Trilliums festival has been postponed.
Golf “Fore” Paws
Animal Harbor’s annual fundraiser, Golf Fore Paws, will be held April 25 at Bear Trace at Tims Ford State Park. For information, call 954-895-1384 or visit www.animalharbor.org.
The Spring Winchester Wriggle Art and Music Crawl is May 1 from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Winchester featuring fine art, live music, shopping, refreshments and more. For information, call 931-581-7500.
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