Letters (April 25, 2018)

Appreciation for April blood drive

The Red Cross would like to thank those who generously donated blood Monday, April 16, at Trinity Church in Hillsboro. Several groups and individuals helped make the event a success with 34 pints of blood collected.

Trinity Church served homemade cookies and provided exemplary staffing in the kitchen to assist the donors and volunteers in addition to providing the venue.

Dale’s Supermarket has been donating meat and supplies to every Hillsboro community drive and this time donated Party Time Ham for sandwiches. Kiwanis helped with the setting up and tearing down of the supplies and tables.

If you missed the April 16 drive, Hillsboro High School will be hosting a mini drive May 9 to meet their scholarship goal for this year. They need 17 more pints to double their scholarship award, so please consider participating for a great cause.

Thank-you so much to those who participated and helped save lives.

Staci Silhan,

Hillsboro community blood drive coordinator

Grateful for movie fundraiser crowd

The Hillsboro Com­munity Plaza committee would like to thank those who attended “Smurfs: The Lost Village” matinee movie showing at the Hillsboro High School auditorium Friday, March 30. About 70 children and adults attended the event to help raise $400 for the Community Plaza Splash Pad project.

Thank you to USD 410 for working with us on the venue and creating a real movie theatre experience for the Hillsboro and Marion County community.

The next movie showing will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, featuring “Padding­ton 2,” a newly released movie. Concession/prize family packs are available for $25. Grandparents are welcome to buy a family pack and take their grandchildren to the show.

Individual concession packs are also available for $7, all are welcome to attend and enjoy a free movie with the purchase of a ticket pack.

Concession and prize packs can be reserved online through the Hillsboro Rec’s site. If additional assistance is needed, the Hillsboro city office is equipped to help you through the reservation process.

We hope to see you there.

Staci Silhan

Hillsboro Community Plaza

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