Give the gift of life at blood drive Saturday

The holiday season began with giving thanks and can quickly turn into a much more hectic time for many people. Carter BloodCare encourages the community to slow down and give the best gift of all: life.

The Mount Vernon Fire Department is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 2, in the parking lot of the fire station. See the November 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for information on scheduling an appointment and requirements for giving.