07-25-2013

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GREENVILLE FIRE FIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRE IN GARAGE


Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 5:47 p.m., to a report of a small fire in a garage at a residence on Harris Avenue.  According to the fire report, a child playing with matches started a small fire in the center of the garage.  The Greenville Fire Department Captain removed the fire from the garage and extinguished it.  No fire trucks were needed and no injuries were reported.  There was no damage and firefighters were on the scene about fifteen minutes.


CITIZENS, ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICIALS MEET TO DISCUSS 2014 FIREWORKS

A group of citizens, representatives from various community organizations, and the City of Greenville met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of bringing a 4th of July fireworks celebration back to Greenville in 2014.

John Goldsmith initiated Tuesday nights' meeting as a Greenville citizen sad to see the fireworks canceled this year and hopeful to see them re-instituted.  Goldsmith told WGEL they had great representation for the first meeting.  It was a good brainstorming session where they discussed potential locations, dates, style of fireworks show, and funding.  At this time, Goldsmith said it seems the festival will be put on by a collaboration of several organizations and individuals. Goldsmith said it looks very positive the fireworks and festival will be back for 2014.  

The group will meet again in a month.  Everyone is invited to attend and join the discussion Tuesday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled in the Bradford National Bank Community Room. There has not been a fireworks display at Patriot's Park since 2011. In 2012, the show was canceled due to the drought and lack of funding caused the cancellation of this year's show.


LASER TAG TOURNAMENT IN MULBERRY GROVE AUGUST 10

Saturday, August 10, the Mulberry Grove Firemen Association is hosting a fun event at the Community Park in Mulberry Grove.  Jay Greenwood said the annual Homecoming event raises funds for the MGFA used for new equipment.

This year, Greenwood said they decided to do something different.  They will be having a laser tag tournament with teams of four people.  There are no age requirements or restrictions and the cost is $50.00 per team.  The tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to register, call Jay at 292-3953.

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HIS KIDS INC HOSTS SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

75 St. Louis area children with cancer and their siblings are enjoying summer camp this week, July 21-26, at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, Illinois.  HIS KIDS Inc. is hosting the week-long camp providing a place outside the hospital environment where children with cancer can feel like a “normal” kid again, while getting their daily medications from certified nurses.  Siblings find friends who understand their complicated feelings. 

There is no charge to attend and the 50 specially trained staff members volunteer their time.  The camp is funded by businesses, individuals, churches, and civic groups.  For more information about HIS KIDS, call Jayme at 654-4020.


BOND COUNTY FAIR CHURCH SERVICE

The annual Bond County Fair Church Service is Sunday, July 28, in the grandstand.  Music by Dr. Greg Sanders and his family starts at 6:00 p.m.  Evening services begin at 6:30 with several county pastors participating.  Special music will be provided by “One Voice” from the Marion, Illinois area.  There is no charge to get into the fairgrounds or the grandstand but a free-will offering will be taken to assist needy people in Bond County.  The service is sponsored by the Bond County Ministerial Alliance.  

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