News briefs, April 23
Boyle FFA Greenhouse Sale starts Monday
From April 25 to May 15, the Boyle County High School Future Farmers of America will be hosting a greenhouse sale. This will take place at the greenhouse behind the high school, 1637 Perryville Road. The annual event will be held in person, and plants the high schoolers have been growing will be for sale. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DEA Take Back Day Saturday
Police officers will be in the side lobby of Danville City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. They will be accepting prescription drugs, which the city will relinquish to the Drug Enforcement Administration to be disposed of properly. Danville Police Detective Lisa Dollins said people often throw away unused prescriptions or flush them down the toilet, which can lead to toxins in water and land. With the Take Back program, it allows for proper disposal through the DEA. She said Take Back has a large focus on opioids and issues surrounding addiction to opioids — if someone has extra medication they no longer need, it’s important they not take the medication or to run the risk of someone else taking the drugs if they’re not disposed of, she said. Danville officers host Take Back twice a year.
Free hotdogs in Millennium Park Saturday
Three Danville citizens, Ashten Graves, Michaela Cole and Vera Benthall, will be giving out free hotdogs, chips and drinks at Millennium Park at the pavilion past the main playground on Saturday, April 24. They are doing this advocating for the Facebook group they started, Here For It. This event will start at 12 p.m. and run until around 5 p.m. or as long as they can. There will also be cheesecake cones for sale.