Blood drive yields 101 units for hospi-tals The Westchester Blood Program sends its thanks to the members of our church family who took part in their latest drive -- as donors, volunteers or part of the phone team that notifies donors of upcom-ing drives. Even though the WBP faced a major hurdle (the drive was on the day before Easter) it reports that it collected 101 units of blood or red cells. That is enough to meet the needs of 300 patients at the dozens of Chicago area hospitals supplied by LifeSource Blood Services. And it brings to 216 the number of pints collected so far this year. Among those who took part: Donors Bruce Achilles and Kathy Marinier; volunteers Dot Randle and Ginny Hodina, and pre-drive telerecruiters Peggy Ruiz Dorothy Malczewski, and Jan Fritsche. And a special thanks to the Scouts, leaders and parents of Troop 73 who helped set up the many tables and chairs needed. The next drive will be on Saturday, July 19, at Di-vine Providence School, 2500 Mayfair, from 8 4 p.m. That event will serve also as a celebration of the Program’s 40th birthday. If you want to be a “hero donor” or a volunteer, call Carl Panek at 708-606-4548.

Westchester Kiwanis is hosting Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday March 28th 8 am—noon. At the Westchester Park District Community Center, 10201 Bond. $6 per adult and $4 per child under 12. All profits are returned to our community via Kiwanis Service Projects and Donations serv-ing the children of the world.