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June 19, 2021

Local Scene: Walking tour visits bungalows, blood drive scheduled

Walking tour visits bungalows

The Gilroy Historical Society’s monthly walking tours continue on Feb. 6 with a look at bungalows on East Sixth Street.

Bungalows were a popular style of housing between 1920 and 1940 and Gilroy has many examples.

Participants are asked to meet at the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St., at 10am.

Donations to the museum are appreciated.

Behavioral Health Board seeking Hero nominations

The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Board is seeking nominations for the Annual Behavioral Health Community Heroes Awards. 

These awards recognize community members who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with behavioral health challenges. 

The Behavioral Health Board will recognize one honoree in each of the following categories:

Agency, Consumers/Clients, Educator, Elected Official, Family Member, Mover and Shaker, Young Mover and Shaker, Media, Program and Volunteer.

The criteria for consideration of an award includes demonstrating a commitment in the selected category, inspiring others to believe they can make a difference, engaging community members and bridging differences among communities.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28.

Honorees will be recognized virtually at the Annual Behavioral Health Community Heroes Awards on May 5 from noon to 1:30pm.

For information and to submit a nomination, visit surveymonkey.com/r/2021heroesawards.

Downtown association hosting essay contest

The Gilroy Downtown Business Association is presenting its fourth annual “Downtown is for Lovers” essay contest. 

Couples are invited to write an essay of 500 words or less describing how they first met and fell in love. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket donated from downtown merchants.

The deadline to submit stories is Feb. 8, with the winner announced Feb. 12.

To submit stories, email [email protected] or mail it to P.O. Box 2310, Gilroy, CA 95021. Make sure contact information is provided.

Red Cross urges blood donation

The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets.

The Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong.

A blood drive will be held at LDS Gilroy, 7999 Miller Ave., on Feb. 11 from 12:30-6:30pm.

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.

To schedule an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-733-2767.

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