05-31-2012

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

This Friday is the Bond County Relay for Life at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Reality Relay” and will run overnight from 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Saturday.  Survivor registration will begins at 4:00 p.m. Friday with a survivor dinner at 5:00.  The opening ceremony is at 6:00 and the Luminaria ceremony is at 9:00.  Bring your family, set up your lawn chairs, and enjoy the food, beverages, and entertainment while supporting the fight against cancer.  If you have any questions, call Patti Brooks at 960-4789.


NATIONALLY KNOWN QUILTER FEATURED AT TRUNK SHOW TODAY

A nationally known professional quilter will be featured at a trunk show and lecture Thursday, May 31 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Jennifer Reed said the Creative Stitchers Guild of Greenville is excited about sponsoring Pat Speth.  Pat will also be having some workshops Thursday morning, and all day Friday.  She will be featuring 25-30 of her quilts Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, or if you would like to purchase a ticket, call Jane Chesser at 217-532-3721.

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JAMES LEE STANLEY COMING TO GREENVILLE

Sunday, June 3, there is a special concert at the Globe Theater. Erin O’Toole said James Lee Stanley is presenting a special Fiddleosophy Productions live concert from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  James Lee has been in the folk music business for approximately 50 years and has recorded with musicians from The Doors, The Monkees, and many more.  Stanley is also on the Folk Alliance Board of Directors which is how Erin met him.  Stanley heard about the local Songwriter’s Showcase and wanted to be a part of it so he agreed to perform a concert.  The suggested donation is $12.00.  If you have any questions, call 664-9788.

 

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DAIRY DAYS AT BOND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

On Friday, June 29th from 4:00-8:00pm, the first ever Bond County 4-H Dairy Days will be held at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  There will be competitions, educational presentations, and Wes Pourchot’s famous pork burgers, pork chops, and brats.  Marcoot Jersey Creamery will also have some of their ice cream available for sale.  This event is intended for all 4-H youth and their families and friends from Bond and all of the surrounding counties.  For more information about this event, call Vicki at 664-3665.


MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERT LOCATION CHANGED

The location of the Greenville Municipal Band concert set for Thursday, May 31, has been moved due to the weather.  The concert will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.

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OBITUARIES

Marlene M. Dixon

Marlene M. Dixon, age 78, of Alhambra, passed away Wednesday, May 30, at Hitz Memorial Home.  Funeral arrangements for 78 year-old Marlene M. Dixon are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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