Contest to bring in blood donors

By Kelly Doran

July 30, 2014

LIMA — The annual Battle of the Badges in Lima will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

The competition is held to encourage blood donations to the Red Cross, something the Red Cross is hard-pressed to get during summer months. Donors at the event will receive a T-shirt, a Kewpee burger and a Kewpee malt, in addition to being entered into a drawing for one of four $50 gas gift cards.

The event will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Red Cross Chapter House, located at 610 S. Collett St.