auction, Middletown Presbyterian, Lincoln Xtreme, Chestnut Volunteer
FD, Aimee Howe and YMCA make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Sunday, March 7, at 1:05 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Logan
County will have a public auction at the Logan County
Fairgrounds. The auction, which will be called by auctioneer Mike
Maske, is one of several Habitat fundraisers that benefit the Logan
County Habitat program exclusively. A partial sale bill is currently
posted in LDN's classified section under "Auctions."
The Middletown Presbyterian Church
will host its annual soup lunch on Sunday, March 21, from 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Adults $6, Children 4-12 $3, 3 and under FREE. On the menu
are vegetable soup, chili, homemade chicken noodle soup, cream of
broccoli soup, homemade rolls, relish tray, pie or cake, drinks.
Take home a quart of soup for $6. This is an all-you-can-eat
Lincoln Xtreme Volleyball Club information:
is on the first day of practice, Sunday, March 7, at Lincoln
Community High School from 1 to 3 p.m. Girls from first through
eighth grade can participate. They will participate in four
tournaments at Lincoln Christian University against area club teams
such as Clinton, Hartsburg, Mount Pulaski, Rochester, Springfield
and Athens. For further details,
click here (PDF).
Chestnut Volunteer Fire Department and EMS will host a
walleye dinner on Sunday, March 21, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
Chestnut Fire Station, 108 E. Olive St. in Chestnut. This dinner
will have walleye, choice of scalloped potatoes or potato salad,
drinks, and many varieties of desserts. The dinner is one of the
fundraisers to help purchase equipment to help the citizens of the
Chestnut area and anyone who visits the area.
Aimee Howe turned 12, and instead of asking for presents, she
asked her friends to buy stuff for the cats and dogs that belong to
the Humane Society. Aimee lives in Mount Pulaski with her mom and
dad. They hauled in four or five bags of "stuff" for the critters.
There was enough food, treats and toys to keep several animals happy
for quite a while. Aimee has a big heart, and the Humane Society
thanks her for her unselfish generosity! She sets a good example for
all of us!
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With spring on our minds, we should be thinking about YMCA Spring
Soccer. Registrations will be accepted through March 18. This
exciting program is designed to introduce soccer fundamentals and
techniques to kids age 3 1/2 to 12 years. Participants will practice
once weekly and games will be on Saturday mornings. Fees increase
after March 18.
YMCA Spring Travel Soccer is for kids 12-14 years who are
looking to play in a more competitive manner. This league will
compete against other YMCAs on Saturday mornings at the Springfield
YMCA's soccer fields, located on the U of I at Springfield campus.
Registrations will be accepted through March 18. For more details,
call 735-3915 or visit
Got a good piece of news, information or
something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let
us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission,
whether we use it or not, will get your name in the Close Up grab
bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will
get $25 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be
happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.
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