Free flu shots, COVID shots, testing and kits
The Franklin County Health Department, 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester, offers COVID testing at no charge. Free COVID shots will be provided for qualifying age groups Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. while supplies are available. To make sure you are eligible for the vaccine under the current phase call the Health Department first. In addition, free self-testing COVID kits are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information on obtaining a kit or to make an appointment for a flu shot or other services, call the office at 931-967-3826.
F.C. Library curbside service
Due to an increasing number of COVID cases in Franklin County, the Franklin County Library is offering just curbside service at this time. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Item checkout, copying, faxing, scanning, and notary services will all be available through curbside service. Reserve items online in the card catalog franklincountylibrary.org. The item checkout limit is 15 items. Four of those items can be DVDs. Please call the library at 931-967-3706 to make an appointment for services.
Senior Center remains closed
The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will remain closed through Jan. 31. A reopening date has not been determined. The staff is working limited hours and can be reached at 931-967-9853. If there is no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.
Grocery and food distribution
Christ the King Anglican Church, 1231 Cumberland St., Decherd, in association with Feed America First, will distribute food and groceries to those in need in the community on a first-come, first-serve basis on Jan. 23 starting at 9 a.m. in the church parking lot. Recipients are asked to please remain in their cars once they arrive in the parking lot.
South Central Human Resource Agency policy council and executive committee meets remotely Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. For a link to join the meeting, call Rebecca Palmer at 931-433-7182.
Everyone is invited to Downtown Winchester’s annual Chocolate Walk on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Winchester with more than 20 participating businesses. Check in at Vision Church, 112 1st Ave., SE Winchester, for your packet, including a custom tote and lanyard with chocolate pass. While touring historic downtown Winchester, participants will enjoy the romantic energy of music in the air while collecting more than 20 mouth-watering chocolate-themed treats from participating businesses. This event will be held rain or shine. All safety precautions will be taken into consideration.
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