fundraiser in Elkhart, genealogical society, Toys for Tots, Child ID
Day and Jaycees Haunted House in Close Up
By Mike Fak
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up about ALS." Hudson's Talk of the Town restaurant in
Elkhart is holding a bonfire, food and drinks day on Sunday, Oct.
18, from 2 till 6 p.m. There will be fire truck tours for kids,
cookbook sales and fun. Proceeds will benefit the family of Michelle
Conrady-Brown. More details later in the week.
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet
Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at 114 N. Chicago St. in downtown
Lincoln. Shirley Bartelmay will present a program about Postville
Courthouse and the Logan County one-room schools she attended. The
public is invited to attend.
Logan County Toys for Tots organization has begun its annual
toy drive and distribution. A meeting of the participating
organizations is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the
Lincoln Rural Fire Department facility on Postville Road. Businesses
and organizations interested in helping with the 2009 campaign are
welcome to send a representative.
Oct. 15, is Child ID Day at the Lincoln Public Library,
sponsored by youth services at the library. This is in partnership
with the Lincoln Police Department to provide emergency identification
packets to parents. Parents of children ages
3-13 are asked to bring their children to the Lincoln Public Library
Annex between 4 and 6 p.m. A police
officer will take digital fingerprints and photo. There is no
charge. Parents must bring child's date of birth and Social Security
number. Completed packets are kept by the parent.
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Final Judgment" Haunted House by the Lincoln Jaycees is
currently running. The public is invited to attend this
fun-filled Halloween event. The Lincoln Jaycees' annual
tradition is back again at a new location, 390 Limit St., next to
Modern Brake and Ameren/CILCO. Receive "Your Final Judgment" in
all-new, bloodcurdling rooms with many new twists and turns along
the way, culminating in a terrifying maze. (http://lincolnjaycees.com/)
Remaining dates of operation are Oct. 16 and 17, 23
and 24, and 28-31. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10
p.m. Oct. 28-29, and 7 p.m.-midnight on Halloween. There will be two
special matinees for kids: Oct. 24 and 31, 2-4 p.m. Lights will be
on and monsters will be friendly.
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