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Red Cross needs blood and platelet donations

Red Cross needs blood and platelet donations

(WXIA) -- The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations.

The recent rounds of winter weather that slammed much of the country forced the Red Cross to cancel more than 200 planned blood drives. It's the second shortfall this year; more than 26,400 donations went uncollected in early February, also thanks to weather.

"Blood products are being delivered to hospitals almost as quickly as they come in," said Jerry J.K. Tillery, CEO of the Red Cross's Alabama and Central Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico and Southern Blood Service Regions. "Donors who give now are just restocking our shelves; they are making sure hope continues to be available for patients in need."

Visit redcrossblood.org to find a donation location and schedule an appointment.

The Red Cross has also planned a number of blood drives in Douglas County:

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

PROBE College Fair coming to Douglasville

PROBE College Fair coming to Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in Douglasville this week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arbor Place Mall.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Race this weekend: Gold Rush Festival

Race this weekend: Gold Rush Festival

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Every year, Villa Rica celebrates its gold rush heritage with a festival, a parade -- and a 5K.

The 2014 Gold Rush Festival 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 6 in downtown Villa Rica. It starts at 8:30 a.m., giving runners plenty of time to conquer the course and then enjoy the 10 a.m. parade.

Registration is $20 and includes a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, masters finishers and three finishers in each age group.

Visit villarica-mainstreet.com for more information.

The race will begin at Villa Rica United Methodist Church, which is located at 206 North Avenue.

Race this weekend: No Place Like Home

Race this weekend: No Place Like Home

BREMEN, Ga. -- No Place Like Home, the West Georgia ALS 5K, will be held this weekend in Bremen.

The race will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Bremen Parks and Recreation Department Gymnasium. Day-of registration opens at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

All runners will receive T-shirts, while awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

Registration is $25 through race day. All proceeds will benefit Georgia's chapter of the ALS Association.

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Visit bremenrec.org for more information and to sign up. Bremen Parks and Recreation is located at 417 River Circle.

Keurig to hold job fair in Douglasville

Keurig to hold job fair in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Keurig Green Mountain will hold a job fair in Douglas County this month.

The fair will be Thursday, July 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse. Job opportunities are available in maintenance leadership, engineering leadership and manufacturing engineering.

Visit keuriggreenmountain.com for more information.

Keurig announced earlier this year that it will open a production facility in Douglasville in the near future. Read more about Keurig's growth in Douglas County.

Race this weekend: Deputy Blake Gammill

Race this weekend: Deputy Blake Gammill

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- This year's Blake Gammill 10.5K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, June 14.

The race benefits the Douglas County Sheriff's Office SERT Team and is named for a sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.

The 5K will be off and running at 7:30 a.m., the 10.5K will take place at 8:15 a.m. and the fun run begins at 8:20 a.m. All three courses will wind through Boundary Waters Park in Douglasville.

Runners will receive technical T-shirts, while prizes will be presented to the overall winners, overall masters winners and top three finishers in each age group.

Race day registration is $25 for the 5K and 10.5K, and $20 for the 1-mile run. Visit dcroguerunners.com for more information.

Boundary Waters Park is located at 5000 Highway 92/166.