Here's the latest news briefs from around Wilton Manors!
Sound the Alarm
The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to participate in its “Sound the Alarm” campaign, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners will canvass at-risk neighborhoods, install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, and provide fire prevention and safety education. Visit redcross.org/sound-the-alarm for more information.
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Kiwanis Pumpkin Patch
The Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors’ annual Pumpkin Patch is back. Pumpkins, hay, and corn stalks will be sold by Kiwanis at the Five Points intersection in Wilton Manors. Pumpkins will be on sale starting Saturday, Oct. 7 until either Halloween or they are sold out. The Pumpkin Patch will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Mondays to Fridays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. The money generated will fund Kiwanis’ programs which focus on helping children in the community.
Environmental Art Contest
The Environmental & Sustainability Volunteer Group of Wilton Manors is partnering with Waste Management Inc. for its first Recyclable Materials Art Contest. Those who enter must submit art that is 95 percent made from recyclable materials. The deadline to enter is Nov. 10.