Chamber of Commerce holds jellybean contest

The Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Keyport area will hold a jellybean contest April 1-April 22. Look for posters in participating store windows.

Participants will guess the number of jellybeans in the jar and get a chance to win a giant Easter basket from the Keyport Chamber of Commerce.

The drawing will take place on April 22 at noon by "Peter Rabbit."

No purchase is necessary. For additional information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (732) 264-3626 or the Front Porch Emporium, (732) 335-0826.

Gethsemane Church

to host blood drive

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Maple Place and Main Street, Keyport, will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 9. The Central Jersey Blood Center bus will be available for individuals wishing to donate. For additional information, call the church at (732) 264-8078.

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