The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive in Paris this week as part of National Blood Donor Month.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Four Seasons building, 2350 Lakeway Circle.
Donors of all blood types — particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals — and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand.
Those who give blood, platelets or plasma through the end of January will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a trip for two to the Super Bowl in Arizona in February, including access to day-of, in-stadium pregame activities, round-trip airfare to Phoenix, three-night hotel accommodations plus a $500 gift card for expenses.
Lions Chili Day tickets for sale
The Paris Lions Club will be hosting its annual chili day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.
The event will be in the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church, at the corner of Ruff and Brewer streets in Paris.
For $10 a ticket, meals will consist of Lions Club chili, dessert and a drink. The meals are all-one-can-eat if dining in. Takeouts are available, but they are not all-one-can-eat.