Oconee Today -- June 28
A storytelling concert, blood drive and reading program are a few of the things to know about in and around Oconee today.
Weather: Temperatures continue to climb, leading up to a scorching weekend. Today we'll see a high of 98 degrees with mostly sunny skies, according to the Weather Channel.
There are holidays to honor historical figures — Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, American presidents, Jesus and others — and then there's a day set aside to honor a mythological lumberjack of lore. That's right, today is Paul Bunyan Day.
A hero is American folklore and popularized in newspapers across the country in 1910, Paul Bunyan is usually described as a giant and a lumberjack of unusual skill. He is often accompanied by his animal companion, Babe the Blue Ox.
Top things to know:
- AARP Outreach Specialists visit the Oconee County Senior Center at 10 a.m. to offer assistance with SNAP and food stamps.
- Join Carol Cain for a Storytelling Concert at Clarke Central High School at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to kids of all ages.
- From 12 -6 p.m., there will be a blood drive at Athens Regional Medical Center. It takes place in the Medical Services Building.
- The Read to Rover program, offered at the Oconee County Library this afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., helps foster a love of reading by giving children an opportunity to read aloud to Kringle, a therapy dog.