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Good News You Need for July 24

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 10:46:24-04

1. Free Gas USA Inc. and Caltran, two Michigan-based nonprofits, are putting on an event to provide free gas for COVID-19 essential workers.

It's happening today from 12-3 p.m. at Sam's Club on 28th Street in Grand Rapids. In order to participate, there are some guidelines, which can be found on their Facebook page.

Free Gas USA Inc. says they have funds to cover gasoline at the event, but they've also launched a "Go Fund Me" campaign to raise more money to accommodate even more workers.

2. Summer carnivals have been canceled, but you can still get fair food at the Woodland Mall in Kentwood.

The Carnival Food Drive-Thru is set up in the parking lots of the mall.

Organizers ask that you enter near Von Maur, and reminding everyone to wear their face masks.

The event runs from now through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

The drive-thru will be back next week too, from Wednesday to Sunday. Prices range from $3 to $10.

3. Little ones can now turn Amazon boxes into forts and other play items like a Box Car.

The initiative is part of Amazon's efforts to use less packaging material, and make the material it does use more environmentally friendly.

The company says it will deliver packages that are designed to be turned into forts like cat condos, play cars, cardboard mini-golf courses, and more starting next week.

Customers can get ideas and instructions for the cardboard designs on Amazon's website.

4. TGI Friday's is now offering an online butcher shop, where you can purchase a selection of ready-to-cook meals, and recreate the restaurant experience from the comfort of your own kitchen.

The shop is selling premium uncooked meats and seafood.

Home chefs can now access the butcher shop through TGI Friday's website.

Where individual portions of meat like beef tenderloin fillets, chicken breast packs, shrimp, and more are available for purchase.

5. If it's been a hard week, find comfort in knowing today is National Tequila Day!

Tequila comes in many forms like Blanco and Agave, and brands like Jose Cuervo and Patron, to name a few.

But make sure your tequila is actually tequila. According to NationalCalendar.com, in Mexico, there are laws on the production of tequila. It states tequila is only tequila if it is made within the Mexican state of Jalisco.

So whether you're a straight shooter with salt and lime, or enjoy your tequila with the sunrise, make sure to share your dedication on social media with #NationalTequilaDay.