Episcopal Church, Eagles Lodge vets fundraiser, breast cancer support group, parent workshop,
Grace Walters and Jim Sielaff make the Close Up
By Mike Fak
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Episcopal Church will have
a rummage sale this Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. All
proceeds from the sale go to local charities that benefit Lincoln
and Logan County. Trinity is located at 402 Pekin in Lincoln.
Eagles Lodge is having a Veterans Fundraiser this Saturday,
Oct. 16. This will benefit veterans from the Coast Guard,
Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. It will run from 11 a.m. through
They will have a spaghetti dinner that includes spaghetti, garlic
bread and salad for $5. There will be carryout and delivery. There
will also be tournaments in Wii bowling, shuffleboard and a bag
game. Sign-up is at noon, start time at 2 p.m., and it's $5 to
enter. There will be a 50-50 drawing, raffles and door prizes. This
will take place at the Lincoln Eagles 2708 on 1621 N. Kickapoo.
Oct. 19, there will be a special blood drive sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons in memory of Joyce Kinzie.
It will be at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 301
Pekin St., from 2 to 7 pm.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 there will be a breast cancer support group
meeting at 6 p.m. Please call 732-9325 for directions. Breast cancer
survivors and anyone who loves them are invited to attend. This is a
monthly meeting, this time at the home of a group member for pizza
and an informational video. Regular members are asked to bring a few
dollars for pizza plus a drink or side dish. First-timers are
welcome as guests.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, there will be a parent workshop, sponsored
by the Healthy Families Task Force of the Healthy Communities
Partnership, at 2018 N. Kickapoo St. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The topic will be "Creative Activities to Do With Children,"
presented by Bill Buss.
This is a free workshop with preregistration required. To
register, call Community Child Care Connection at 1-800-676-2805,
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Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln has chosen its September Students of
the Month. (Click on pictures for larger images).
Grace Walters, an eighth-grader, has been selected as Zion
Lutheran Student of the Month for August and September. Grace's ZLS
honors and activities have included honor roll, math bowl,
basketball, volleyball, track and field, student council, band,
choir, cheerleading, scholastic bowl and geography bee. Her church
and community activities include 30-hour famine, youth group, 4-H,
YMCA sports, AYBT basketball, gymnastics and VBS. Grace's parents
are Kevin and Angie Walters of Lincoln.
Jim Sielaff, an eighth-grader, has been selected as Zion
Lutheran Student of the Month for August and September. Jim's ZLS
honors and activities include honor roll, baseball, basketball,
track and field, student council, choir and American Legion essay
contest, where he placed second in Illinois. Jim attends Faith
Lutheran Church. His church and community activities include
confirmation class, youth group, VBS, summer baseball, Rec Center
basketball and YMCA soccer. Jim's parents are David and Sara Sielaff
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