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ATTENTION 2020 SENIORS:
The Main Street merchants would Like to invite you to join your classmates in a stroll down Main Street. The theme for this event will be “Celebrate Seniors”. We will begin at the Veterans monument at the corner of North Mountain and Main Street. We ask that you walk 2 by 2 and keep two sidewalk blocks between the next two graduates due to the governor's social distancing order. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, and you are welcome to wear cap and gown or whatever you choose. Since some family members will not be able join you for graduation, we felt like this would be something special for them and we can support you in this way. We encourage your friends and family to come and support you as you travel down one side of the street and they remain on the other. The walk will continue down Main Street to the Union County Courthouse. We also encourage balloons, signs, banners and any other recognition they would like. We want you to know we care as Downtown Union merchants and we support you during this time. We know you worked hard for all of your accomplishments and therefore we are doing a “Celebrate Senior” discount of 10% at each participating merchant. We are so proud of you all and congratulations to you all. We look forward to seeing you walk. Congratulations!
Governor Henry McMaster announced phase 2 of the acceleration plan for restaurants to allow indoor dining for up to 50% capacity. Social distancing will be required. Phase 2 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Information and recommendations for restaurants in phase 2 can be found at this link:
The Union County Courthouse will be reopening to the public on Monday, May 11th, from 9-5. They will be requiring those coming in to continue to practice social distancing measures. The Clerk of Court’s office and Family Court office will be open by appointment only, due to limited space to be able to maintain social distancing. For an appointment, call the Clerk of Court’s office at 429-1630 or the Family Court office at 429-1632.
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Below are instructions on how to make a homemade face mask with elastic:
Materials needed (with elastic)
Tight-weave cotton fabric (i.e. quilting cotton)
Fabric must be newly purchased within approximately the past year and never used.
Wash and dry fabric without fragrance or dyes prior to sewing.
Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work. You may also use 1/8 inch flat elastic if 1/4 inch is unavailable. Some have used wider flat elastic and cut it in half with some success.
One adult mask requires two (2) 9 inch x 6 inch pieces tight-weave cotton and two 7 inch pieces of 1/4 inch elastic. Therefore, one yard of 44 inch wide fabric yields 12-15 masks. You need 7.5 yards of elastic for 25 masks (14 inches per mask).
You can make two sizes: adult or child. Adult-sized masks will be the greatest need.
Put right sides of cotton fabric together. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.
Cut 9 x 6 (adult) or 7.5 x 5 (child)
Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an elastic with the edge out.
Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5 inch to 2 inch open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
How do I donate?
To donate masks to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also drop off masks at Crescent Hospice, 839 Main Street, Suite D, in Buffalo--they need masks for their caregivers, and the facilities they serve have requested masks, as well.
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