The New Year’s holiday weekend was barely over, but that didn’t stop people from flocking to Sandbridge’s Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, January 4. The event at the Fire & Rescue Station drew a large crowd and enabled the Red Cross to collect 28 units of blood. Those who gave the gift of life left with a gift for themselves: a free long-sleeved tee shirt. Thank you to Fred Greene and Ken Leach and all the volunteers. Mark your calendars, the next blood drive is Thursday March 7.