NIGHT WITH KEVIN KAGEY TO BENEFIT READING PROGRAM AT LIBRARY
The Greenville Library hosts a night with Kevin Kagey, talking about the history of Bond County, Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bradford Room. Library Director Mike Westbrooks talked about Kevin and his vast knowledge of Bond County history. Kevin has written two books, Tales of Hills Fort and other Bond County Stories and Hills Fort Tales Continues. Mike said every time he talks with Kevin he learns more about the history and the heritage of Bond County. This should be a very enjoyable evening for anyone wanting to know more about Bond County history. The cost for the program is $8.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the Greenville Library Reading Program. Tickets may be obtained at Watson’s Drug Store, the Library, or from members of the Library Board of Directors.
The Greenville Library Summer Reading Program will start in late June and continue for four Wednesdays into July. Youngsters will have stories read to them and older kids will have a special session. Mary Hoils is working on an incentive program to encourage youngsters to read throughout the summer.
SHIMKUS ANNOUNCES LOCAL GRANT
U.S. Congressman John Shimkus recently announced that almost $25,000, from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, is headed to the Beckemeyer-Wade Township Fire Protection District. The money may be used for training, equipment, including personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities. Shimkus added that the Beckemeyer-Wade Township is to be commended for the hard work put forth to obtain these competitive grants.
FCI HOLD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER BANQUET
The Greenville FCI held their annual volunteer appreciation banquet Thursday evening. Dozens of people who give their time to help the inmates at the Greenville FCI were recognized for their commitment and dedication. 16 year old Lauren Karnowski of Greenville was the guest speaker. Karnowski has been volunteering at the prison for some time and plans on attending college next year and majoring in pre-med. Kent Dunnington with Greenville College accepted an award on behalf of the many volunteers from the college that are helping in the education program at the FCI. Dr. Phil Chapman and Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Braye also spoke at the event and Chapman was presented with a special plaque honoring his 15 years at the FCI.