Rotary Club starts challenge for Vandalia blood drives

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By The Staff

Next Tuesday’s blood drive at the Vandalia Moose Lodge will feature a new competitive twist, as the Vandalia Rotary Club introduces its “Making a Difference” challenge.
The Vandalia Lions Club has accepted this first-ever challenge.
The winning club will receive $200 in cash for its favorite charity, its name on an engraved traveling plaque and, of course, all the bragging rights that accompany the victory.
The winner is determined by the group having the most people attempting to give blood in the name of the club.
Rotary and Lions members will be soliciting supporters to help them meet the challenge.
Blood donors just need to say which group they’re supporting when they check in at next Tuesday afternoon’s blood drive at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
If the Lions Club wins, it will donate the winning money to a Lions camp for the hearing-impaired. If the Rotary Club wins, the money will go to a scholarship fund at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
In addition to the Rotary Club, other sponsors are the American Red Cross, First National Bank, Lincoln Land Credit Union, Midland States Bank and National Bank.
The Rotary Club intends to offer this challenge to other groups for future blood drives.
Even though the Rotary challenge will be a part of next week’s blood drive, organizers stress that the drive is open to everyone.