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Haynes offers thanks for ‘Buy in Farragut’ support, MEDIC says thanks to donors

Haynes offers thanks for ‘Buy in Farragut’ support

On behalf of the town of Farragut I would like to thank the 56 local merchants, stores, restaurants, banks and businesses of all types and descriptions that joined with the Town in our recent “BUY IN FARRAGUT” campaign.

I also want to express our appreciation to the many residents of Farragut that participated and took the opportunity to shop and find many special bargins at these community locations from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

This promotion was truly a win/win for our Town since the increased local sales tax dollars generated will be put right back to work in our own neighborhoods, roads and parks in the future and will also help educate our citizens on the importance of supporting local business.

We look forward to an even better and more exciting effort next year ... after all, it just makes “good cents.”


Mike Haynes,

Vice Mayor and Alderman

MEDIC says thanks to donors

On behalf of Medic Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank every donor who gave blood during the year of 2006, as well as everyone who came out to help us win the 19th Annual Battle of the Orange and Blue. During the week of Orange and Blue, Medic collected 3023 pints of blood! However, the real winners of this friendly competition between Tennessee and Kentucky are the patients who will need blood this holiday season. We are fortunate to have such great support for our communities. We appreciate the companies and organizations that hosted blood drives as well as the local media who helped by promoting our event locations.

We only had two emergency appeals this year at Medic and those were quickly remedied thanks to generous donors who responded to our need. We depend on volunteer donors for the 350 pints of blood that we must collect each day of the work week. MEDIC is the sole provider of blood and blood products for 21 counties and 28 area hospitals.

Besides a free tee shirt and cholesterol evaluations with each blood donation, MEDIC offers another great benefit —MEDIC’S Family Blood Coverage Program. This program exempts for one year donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees at any U.S. hospital if a transfusion is needed. Each donation adds another year”s credit to your membership. This is our special way of saying “thank you” for taking the time to care about your community. This benefit acts much like an insurance policy and can save a family thousands of dollars if transfusions are needed.

Medic sends best wishes to everyone for a safe and healthy New Year and hopes that everyone remembers that you can donate blood every 56 days.

Thank you,

Christi Fightmaster



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