Medic Regional Blood Center is inviting everyone to party with a purpose on Thursday.
Since we're heading into the busy Memorial Day weekend, Medic wants to make sure they have plenty of blood on hand, in case local hospitals need it for emergencies.
To entice people to come out, Medic is hosting their 9th Annual Parrot Head Party Blood Drive at their main location on Ailor Ave. from 8am - 6:30pm.
The Smoky Mountain Parrot Head Club will fire up the grill around 10:45 to make "cheeseburgers in paradise," and Rita's Italian Ice will hand out samples starting at 11 am.
All donors will get a Parrot Head t-shirt, a cheeseburger lunch, a coupon for a free regular Italian Ice from Rita's in Market Square.