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Letter: Blood donation an enjoyable event

I recently gave blood at the Rockwell Fire Department, and I hope they never fail to give me a reminder call in the future.

It might not say much for my social life, but I had more fun there than in a long time. There was nothing sad, and everyone was friendly and fun. Margie Basinger and Cindy Jones were two of several who served homemade vegetable soup, chicken salad, egg salad, and pimento cheese sandwiches and barbecue. I certainly didn’t expect to be served such scrumptious food (they even told me to eat “before” I gave blood.)

Everyone was so friendly, it was hard to leave (but they were closing at 6:30.) I socialized with old friends like Charles and Ginny Roberts, and new friends like Morris and Linda Van Vleet.

So, if you want to help many and have a great time while doing it, give blood.

— Elaine C. Howle

China Grove

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