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An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, at the Arts & Letters building, banquet hall, 109 Miller Road. To make an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code SumterCommunity.

The Sumter Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Shiloh-Randolph Manor, 125 W. Bartlette St. State membership dues are due on Jan. 9 without a penalty. If you know a blind person, contact Debra Canty, chapter president, at (803) 775-5792 or Donations are welcome and can be mailed to NFB Sumter Chapter, P.O. Box 641, Sumter, SC 29151.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk will be held on Monday, Jan. 15. The walk will start and end at the Nettles Building at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a program at 11 a.m. The theme is "This situation CAN and WILL be changed." Francis Hill will serve as grand marshal and speaker. T-shirts will be available on the morning of the walk. Visit the Facebook page at