Blood Giving Made Sweeter

Blood Giving Made Sweeter

Hollin Hall Pastry Shop provides treats for blood donors.

Four years of serving the community and three years of sponsoring the Red Cross Bloodmobile: Those are just two of the reasons that the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop was named as this year’s Business of the Year by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.

On hand during the Blood Drive that was held last week was Rick Neel, a fellow chamber member. He had the honor of drawing the winner of the 11 a.m. raffle, which turned out to be Dr. Farah Sadeghian. A different winner was selected each hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and each raffle winner won an 8-inch cake. As an extra bonus, if the winner was in the store when their name was pulled, the winner won four 8-inch cakes. Palermino said that more than 500 people had registered for the drawing. At least 30 people signed up for the blood drive.

Blood donors were also winners; not only did they feel good about donating blood, but they were also treated to a fresh pastry after giving blood.