Area events for Wednesday, July 29

Girard blood drive
GIRARD — American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Hall. All types of blood are needed.
The bloodmobile visit will be hosted by the Girard Medical Center Auxiliary.

Frontenac Rotary
Frontenac Rotary Club will meet at noon in the Bosco Center, located in the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frontenac. Speaker will be A.C. Moncrief, Rotary district governor.
Rotary will offer a lunch buffet for $7, which includes beverage. Greeter will be April Wilkes, and fulfilling duties as sergeant at arms will be Buddy Benelli.

Franklin card party
FRANKLIN — Weekly card party will start at 1 p.m. at the Franklin  Community Center and Heritage Museum.
A variety of games will be played, depending on the number of participants. Possibilities include poker, bridge, hearts, pitch, pinochle and 31.
There will be no admission charge, and the coffee pot will be on. Anyone needing additional information may call 620-347-4220 or visit

Watermelon feed
Crawford County Democratic Party will host a free watermelon feed for everyone at 5 p.m. outside the commercial pavilion at the Crawford County Fair.
Local elected officials will cut and serve the melons and be available to visit with the public.

Legion bingo
Pittsburg American Legion Post 64 will host bingo night, open to the public, at 6:30 p.m. at the post home, 2815 N. Joplin.
Canteen will open at 5:30 p.m. and feature burgers, chicken strips and sandwiches.