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On the move: American Red Cross expands to new location

By Staff
SANTA SALE – Cheri Barry, executive director of the Key Chapter of the American Red Cross, shows off some of the Santa Clauses that will be sold to help spruce up the new Red Cross location. In the background, Edward Harris paints the front porch of what used to be The Corner Stitch, at 1820 23rd Ave., which is now being converted into new offices of the American Red Cross. Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
October 20, 2004
Yes, the Key Chapter of the American Red Cross is moving.
Cheri Barry, executive director, said people who have seen the Red Cross trailer at 1820 23rd Ave. have been asking about the move for a week.
A ribbon-cutting and dedication have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 1, followed by an open house that afternoon and the next day.
Barry said the move will give the Red Cross much-needed space.
The building is being touched up and painted now.
The new building will give the Key Chapter an office for its Armed Forces services, a health and safety office and an office for the director.
The building also has a full basement for storage, a training room for disaster and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, a board of directors room and a community services room.
To help raise money to spruce up the new offices, the Key Chapter will hold a Santa Sale during the open house.
Barry said the Key Chapter has about 50 different Santa Clauses ranging in price from $16-$150. The average price will be about $28.
Barry said the chapter is in need of a refrigerator and other contributions for its new location. For information about the new office of the Key Chapter of the American Red Cross, call 485-5151.

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