ELEVENTH ANNUAL JUDY PRICE MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR FRIDAY, JULY 29

ELEVENTH ANNUAL JUDY PRICE MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR FRIDAY, JULY 29

Doña Ana County employees and the general public will have the opportunity on Friday, July 29, to give blood in honor of the late Judy Price, who died Sept. 4, 2001, after a long battle with cancer.

This is the eleventh year of the Judy Price Blood Drive. Since 2001, Doña Ana County employees have donated more than 680 pints of blood in her memory.

The drive will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. United Blood Services will grill free burgers for anyone who donates blood.

Price began her employment with Doña Ana County on April 15, 1991, as director of planning. She was named acting assistant county manager in September of 1991, and held the position for four months before returning to the Planning Department.

In 1994, under her leadership, the department was renamed the Department of Community Development to indicate the wide range of services provided.

On Dec. 13, 1995, Price was appointed acting county manager while a seven-month search for a permanent manager was underway. In July of 2000, she was again named acting county manager, and she remained in the position until Jan 22, 2001.

The 2011 blood drive will be coordinated by Janine Divyak. To schedule a time to donate, call (575) 525-6130.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.