Join the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and The Blood Connection for a Back to School Community Blood Drive in support of local education.

The Blood Connection will be at Peak Insurance Group, 149 Jefferson Road at Newmarket Center, Boone, this Friday from 11 am to 4 pm.

A $20 charitable donation to the Watauga Education Foundation will be made for every donor.

The Watauga Education Foundation provides grants and scholarships to support educators to inspire and enhance student success.

You can make an appointment online at

You can also visit for information about scholarships and sponsorship opportunities.