PURPLE DAYS START THIS WEEKEND IN GREENVILLE
Purple Days in Greenville start Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. on the Greenville Square. Mayor Alan Gaffner will officiate and paint a purple ribbon on the street in front of Watson’s Drug Store. Relay teams will begin contacting local businesses and residents concerning displaying purple ribbons on trees or poles, in windows, and painted on windows for $10.00 each. For more information or to get a purple ribbon, call 618-780-8882.
MORE SEVERE WEATHER MONDAY
Another round of severe weather rolled through the area yesterday. At two different times in the day a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Bond, Montgomery, MaCoupin, Madison, Fayette and St. Clair counties. Pea size hail was reported in several parts of the county, otherwise no other damage has been reported to WGEL. The outlook for the weather in the next few days seems to be a dry one. Tune to WGEL Radio for local severe weather reporting and conditions.
FREE FISHING DERBY AT PATRIOTS’ PARK
The thirteenth annual fishing derby, for kids ages fifteen and under, is Saturday, June 12 at Patriots’ Park. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at the lake pavilion and the derby is from 9:30 - 10:45. Several fishing workshops are planned throughout the morning and awards will be presented at 11:00 a.m. Bring your fishing pole, bait, and tackle box to Patriots’ Park June 12. To register, call the Extension office at 664-3665.