Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 24, 2016
911 Memorial Service and Salute to First Responders
September 11, 7:30AM
Shadow Lake Town Center HyVee
A 9-11 Memorial Service and Salute to all Sarpy County Public Safety Officials will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Papillion Shadow Lake HyVee. We will hold a short program at 7:30 AM and HyVee is honoring our First Responders with free breakfast. We are asking everyone to attend and show support for our First Responders.
Springfield Volunteer Fire and Sarpy County Sheriff both provide valuable service to the Springfield Community and surrounding area. Please show your support by attending. Bring American Flags to display. The public is invited. Let's show them that Sarpy County cares for our First Responders!
SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
The next Springfield Community Blood Drive is schedule for:
Sunday Sept 18th.
Time: 8:00 A.M til 1:00 P.M.
Location: Springfield Fire Barn.
The Red Cross really wants people to sign up but remember WALK IN'S are always welcome and NEEDED.
FREE RADON TESTING KITS
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has partnered with the City of Springfield to distribute free radon gas testing kits to the community. Please stop by the city office during normal business hours to pick up your free testing kit. Questions regarding radon and radon testing can be directed to the Health Department at 402-339-4334 or www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SURVEY
Would you like a chance to win a $25 pre-paid Visa gift card and help improve the health and wellness of Sarpy County? Please visit www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org and select “Community Health Improvement Survey” by September 1, 2016, to participate in a brief health survey and enter for a chance to win.
The Best of Omaha is in
Vote for local businesses participating in the Best of Omaha campaign. It’s Easy!
Vote as many times as you like.
Voting ends on August 31st.
Thanks for your support of these local businesses!
Best of Omaha™ 2017
Win one of three Apple Watches! Three Apple Watches will be given away. After completing the minimum 15, every category you vote in is another entry into the drawing. The more categories you vote in, the more chances to win you accumulate.
Join the Facebook group
“Our Town’s Story: Springfield, NE”
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SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2017 PLANNING MEETING
AUGUST 25, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
To celebrate Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial in Springfield, organizing for Springfield Days 2017 is already underway. All volunteers are welcome to attend meetings.
To learn more about NE 150, click on the link below:
Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Friday Night Music
$5 cover charge
7:00 – 9:30pm –
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Music: An Evening
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts offer free
haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.
“The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.”
Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 6, 2016, at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
“The need for blood touches so many lives – not just those who need blood, but their family members and loved ones too. This is one way Sport Clips can thank those who give the gift of life to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. They donate blood and we give them a free haircut,” said Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips.
Donors of all blood types are urged to give. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Sarpy County
9/4/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Baker's Supermarket Bellevue, 3614 Twin Creek
9/7/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road
9/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road
9/12/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St.
9/1/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road
9/10/2016: 7:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S 96th St.
Offutt Air Force Base
9/8/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Patriot Club, 914 SAC Blvd Bldg #462
9/11/2016: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Paul United Methodist Church, 324 South Jackson St.
9/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
LPS 9/11 Ceremony
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Louisville High School will be hosting a ceremony to acknowledge and honor the memory of those who fell on September 11, 2001. We are very fortunate to have Master Sergeant Joshua D. Hammerling as our speaker for the morning, along with artifacts from the Twin Towers, provided by the Irvington Fire Department. The Ceremony will begin at 9:30 am in the high school gym. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with Mrs. Dana March at (402) 234-3585
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm
2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm
3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm
Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment
~ Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.
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