THRIFT SHOP MOVING TO OLD SUPER VALU BUILDING
The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop will be moving to the old Super Valu store. The announcement was made Wednesday by hospital CEO Jim Hayes and Auxiliary President Nancy Machmer. WGEL spoke with Machmer who said that space has been an issue at the thrift shop for several years, and a while back they approached the hospital regarding the problem. The decision was made, after several meetings, that it would be better for the auxiliary to find a different place.
Machmer said, then the Super Value building became available, and they took a look at it. The building is twice as big as what they have now. According to Machmer, they should be ready to open the 20,000 sq. foot store in the next couple of months.
GREENVILLE TO RECEIVE GOVERNOR'S HOME TOWN AWARD
It was recently announced that Greenville will once again be the recipient of a Governor's Home Town Award. Earlier this spring, Lucille Ireland, with the Greenville Women's Club, submitted an application under the citywide beautification category. She used examples such as the acorn lighting around the courthouse; the city of Greenville's planters that are placed from one end of town, to the other; the decorated bicycles by area businesses and the landscaping of the courthouse, to more of a garden look.
In July, representatives of the award visited Greenville with Ireland, and others, touring the city. Ireland pointed out that the representatives especially liked the downtown area, along with the volunteerism behind each project. The City of Greenville will be receiving a Governor's Home Town Award during a banquet, held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, on Tuesday, November 27th. This will be the 8th award for Greenville and Bond County.
MISSING CHILD TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Tuesday afternoon about 4:47 PM, Greenville Police were alerted that a young child was missing in the vicinity of 5th Street in Greenville. Greenville firemen were notified and were in the process of joining police in the search, when fortunately the child was found. According to Greenville Police, no foul play is suspected in the incident.
OKAW TO HAVE DEMONSTRATIONS AT OUTHOUSE FESTIVAL
During this Saturday's Outhouse Festival & Auction at the American Farm Heritage Museum, the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club will be putting together a special event station. WGEL spoke with Hope Walker, President of the club, who said that they will be set up all day and have four stations throughout the museum grounds. They'll even have one station set up inside an outhouse.
Walker said that the group will be talking to people, throughout the United States and Canada, about the festival. He said that anyone who is interested in ham radio, can come out to the Outhouse Festival & Auction and see the radio operators in action.