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December 18, 2013

Food drives happening through numerous organizations

TAHLEQUAH — Food drive to fill local banks

Community Home Health and Go Ye Village are sponsoring a local food drive to fill Tahlequah food banks through Friday, Dec. 20. Several community agencies have partnered during this event to serve as drop sites.

Nonperishable food items can be taken to the following locations : Go Ye Village, Hope Hospice, Remedy Blu, Medical Equipment Affiliates, Tahlequah Police Department, Cherokee County Detention Center, Cherokee Nation Martial Service, Dr. William Anderson’s office in Gore, and Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Jo-Anna Blankenship at (918) 316-9991.

Kiwanis Club food drive on tap

The Tahlequah Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a food drive among local businesses, in which the business collecting the most in items or monetary donations will receive an award recognizing its efforts. The drive runs through Dec. 20.

Items and money can be donated at: Armstrong Bank, 1364 E. Downing St. and 1401 S. Muskogee Ave.; Arvest Bank, 100 S. Muskogee Ave.; Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, 778 E. Fourth St.; BancFirst’s Walmart location, 2020 S. Muskogee Ave.; Muskogee Federal Credit Union, 4595 S. Muskogee Ave.; First State Bank, 1111 S. Muskogee Ave.; and Bank of Cherokee County, 125 E. First St. and 4715 S. Muskogee Ave.

All items and funds are donated to the Care Food Pantry. Contact any participating business for more information.

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