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Go blue and green on Friday
The Driver Testing Center on Vervilla Road is asking residents to show their support for Blue and Green Day.

How goofy can you be in blue and green?
The Driver Testing Center on Vervilla Road is asking residents to show their support for Blue and Green Day this Friday, April 21, by dressing in blue and green for a contest to be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
Prizes for the first- and second-place finishers in four categories will be given. The categories: Adults ages 19 and up, teens 13-18, children 4-12, and infants from newborn to 3 years.
April is National Donate Life Month and Driver Testing Centers across Tennessee raise awareness by holding a Blue and Green Day to promote the success of organ, eye and tissue transplants and the extreme need for registered donors.
Although there have been advances in medical technology, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors. According to Donate Life, 118,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list, and 22 people die each day waiting for an organ. Of the patients, 82 percent are in need of a kidney.
Driver Testing Center branch manager Angela Sanders is encouraging everyone to wear blue and green this Friday to show their support.
“You must be dressed in blue and green in order to participate in the contest,” said Sanders. “If you need ideas, go onto the Donate Life Tennessee website. Our local heart recipient, Hunter Bernhardt, will be back again this year to tell his story.”
Bernhardt, 12, the son of Steve Bernhardt and Susan Jaco, was one of the lucky ones. He received a lifesaving donor heart at 20 days old. He was born on Oct. 3, 2004 with transposition of the great arteries. Corrective surgery was unsuccessful and he was placed on life support. A donor heart was found in Arkansas.
The Driver Testing Center is located at 594 Vervilla Road. Snacks and drinks will be provided.