Longford Cafe Hosting Blood Drive In Memory Of Former Employee

By Quinn O’Hara

The Coachlight Cafe in the town of Longford will soon be holding a blood drive in memory of a former employee.

Elizabeth Wischer was very active in the Longford community, and worked at the Coachlight Cafe for a decade. Wischer passed away in September after a months long battle with an aggressive leukemia.

The manager of the Cafe, Amy Wayman, was a close friend and coworker of Elizabeth Wischer, whose treatment included receiving blood products. In honor of Wischer, Wayman partnered with The Longford Senior Citizens, the Longford Lions Club, and Teri Benfer, a local red cross agent, to hold the blood drive:

The Longford Senior Citizens and the Longford Lions Club will be serving a free bowl of soup to those who donate.

Wayman says she and Benfer are excited at the opportunities for Longford the blood drive could open up:

The blood drive has 81 total appointment slots, and as of December 29th, Wayman says they are already very close to filling all of them. However, Wayman is still encouraging more signups to assure each slot is filled.

The blood drive will take place at the Longford Community Building on January 4th and 5th, and more information about the event can be found on the Longford Coachlight’s Facebook page.

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