BOOK FAIR EARNS 2ND HIGHEST PROCEEDS
This past week’s 25th annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair’s proceeds, were the second highest in the history of the event, at $10,782. This year’s fair, co-chaired by Jack Chism and Linda Hampton, was just $49 shy of last year’s record-setting event. Part of this year’s proceeds included $95 from a silent auction of the Greenville-themed authors game.
The event, held at the Greenville First Christian Church, featured 37,000 books for sale. Several charity organizations took the opportunity to select free books on Saturday afternoon, including a group from Litchfield that plans to send paperback books to soldiers stationed overseas. The remaining books and storage boxes will be recycled.
REDBALL TRAIL CLOSED WEDNESDAY FOR REPAIRS
The Redball Trail, between the wooden bridge and Woburn Avenue, will be closed Wednesday, July 2nd, from 8:00 am - 2:30 PM, for culvert replacements. A detour will be available during the closure. If you are traveling in the area, please take this information into consideration. Contact the Bond County Highway Department Office at 664-1144, if you have any questions or concerns.
RAIN TOTALS FOR JUNE
We have rain totals for the month of June for Greenville. 4.87 inches were measured at the Sewer Plant, 5.39 inches were recorded at the location on 6th street, and 6.09 inches at Idler Lane and Rt. 140. Comparing 2008 with past years, June 1992 was a dry year with Greenville receiving only .65 inches of precipitation. More rain fell in 1973 and 1990 when Greenville received 9.7 and 7.2 inches respectively. Greenville has recorded more than 35 inches of rainfall so far this year.