The South Orangetown Central School District will host its annual spring community blood drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, March 14, in honor of local veterans. The drive will be held in the Tappan Zee High School Rear Gym, 8:30am-8:30pm. Students*, faculty and community members ages 16 and older are invited to participate. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors may also sign-up online at www.nybloodcenter.org.
A celebration to honor veterans is scheduled for 5pm; veterans are invited to wear their uniforms or a hat representing the branch in which they served. Featured speakers include USMC Corporal Megan Leavey, Town Supervisor Chris Day, Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul and Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
*All students must present a signed parental consent form in order to donate. Forms may be picked up during lunch periods in the cafeteria or downloaded from the New York Blood Center site here.