VOL. 113 | NO. 126 | Friday, July 2, 1999
Lifeblood opened its new Collierville Neighborhood Donor Center Thursday at 875 W
Lifeblood opened its new Collierville Neighborhood Donor Center Thursday at 875 W. Poplar Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center plans to add days and hours as needed. To maintain the center, Lifeblood needs at least 2,000 charter donors who commit to donate blood a minimum of three times a year. It currently has about 600. For more information, call 850-9291.
The International Childrens Heart Foundation was nominated by U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The annual $ million award was established to honor a charitable or non-governmental organization that has made contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The ICHF is a helps children in developing countries with congenital or acquired heart disease.
The Memphis Park commission approved price increases for the Memphis Zoo effective July 1. The new prices increased rates 50 cents in each category to $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 2 to 11, and $3.50 for members of school groups. Parking increased to $3. On Sept. 1, the family membership rate will increase from $49 to $59. Free admission, currently from 2 p.m. to closing on Tuesday, will remain for Tennessee residents only.
The work of local cartoonists will be featured in an exhibit at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc., 1500 Union Ave., from July 9 to Aug. 13. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9. The artwork will include editorial, advertising, single-panel and sequential cartoon art from members of the Mid-South Cartoonist Association. For more information, call Christina Hall at 278-6868 or Lin Workman at 327-6412.
Culture in the Courtyard 99, sponsored by Regions Bank, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 10 at the National Civil Rights Museum. The event will feature music, childrens activities, vendors and prizes. For more information, call 521-9699.
City Council chairman Joe Ford will host a series of town meetings to discuss Mapcos development in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. For more information, call 576-6786.