Record-breaking weekend at Thrift Shop / City Briefs

Copious shoppers took advantage of the Mercer Island Thrift Shop’s 50% off Labor Day sale with record-breaking results. Over the weekend, shoppers purchased $35,000 worth of merchandise, totaling $17,500 in sales. All proceeds from the Thrift Shop directly support Youth and Family Services programs.

Blood drive on tap for Sept. 25-26

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with the city and the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce to host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 25-26 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Donators can make an appointment at or call 800-398-7888.

‘One Pill Can Kill’ presentation set for Oct. 4

Mercer Island’s Youth and Family Services department will host the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “One Pill Can Kill” presentation on fentanyl awareness from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Attendees will learn how to protect themselves, their family and others from fentanyl and other drugs.

The free presentation is appropriate for teens and parents of children of all ages.

For more information about the harms of fentanyl, visit