Fork biscuit bakers, food drive at health fair, weather spotters
class, Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet and Lincoln College
bachelor's degree program in the Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Lake Fork Community Board biscuit bakers are busy baking
biscuits for this year's annual Consignment Auction which will be
this Saturday at the Lake Fork Community Center. Lake Fork is
located southeast of Mt. Pulaski on Route 54.
Board member volunteer Dan Phillips
says that they will begin serving breakfast at 7 on Saturday morning
and will wrap it up around 4 that evening.
The community center
board offers a menu of pancakes and sausage, biscuits and gravy, or
if you're really hungry, both, along with beverages.
Consignment items for the auction are being taken now, and the
group hopes to have a good turnout in spite of possible cold, snowy
weather. All the proceeds go to support the Community Center
building and activities.
Several area auctioneers volunteer their time and talents to this
event and the auction will be running multiple rings throughout the
Phillips says that the auctions have been known to wrap up as
early as 2, so go early, stay long, and eat well!
will be a food drive in conjunction with the community
Health Fair on Saturday April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the
Lincoln Park District Sports Complex. Attendees are asked to bring
food donations for the local food pantries. Donations will be
collected by United Way of Logan County and can be dropped
off at their location at the health fair.
will be a weather spotters class on Tuesday March 31 at the
Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Hall. It begins at 6:30 pm and
anyone interested in being a weather spotter is invited to attend.
Heritage Super Fund Banquet on Sunday, March 29. The Salt Creek
Ridgerunners National Wild Turkey Federation chapter invites the
public to their 12th annual event. For tickets you can call Mike at
217-737-5509. The event will be at the VFW Hall on Fifth Street with
the hall opening at 5:30pm and dinner served at 7:00pm.
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Tuesday, March 31 there will be another information session on the
Accelerated Bridge to Education program at Lincoln College. The
meeting will be in the Alumni Room, Meyer-Evans Student Center at
Lincoln College, between 6-7 pm.
The program is for adult learners interested in
completing their bachelor's degree. With Lincoln College's
Accelerated Bridge to Education program, you can earn your
bachelor's degree by attending class just one night a week. Degrees
are offered in business administration, liberal arts and health
services administration, as well as an 18-credit-hour dental
services management certificate. To hear more about the program,
attend the information session. RSVP to
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