Jaycees drive-thru dinner, Zion Family Fun Fest,
Lincoln Woman's Club orientation, blood drive, Gail's Pumpkin Patch, Circle City
Ringers and Mount Pulaski 9/11 gathering make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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The Lincoln Jaycees
are hosting a drive-thru dinner in the IGA parking lot on Thursday,
Sept. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner is $8 and includes a butterfly pork
chop, baked beans, vegetable and roll. All proceeds go to upcoming
community projects by the Jaycees.
The Lincoln Jaycees organization serves Lincoln and the
surrounding communities as a not-for-profit group, giving young
people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build
the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business
development, management skills, individual training, community
service and international connections. Membership meetings are at 7
p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Lincoln Jaycees
Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open to everyone.
The annual Zion Lutheran School Family Fun Fest will be
this Saturday, Sept. 3, at the school. Delicious food including
pulled pork sandwiches, freshly boiled corn on the cob and homemade
ice cream will be served from noon to 6 p.m. Inflatables, games,
prizes, refreshments, and a pie and cake auction will also be part
of the festivities. The public is encouraged to attend. For more
information, call 732-3977.
The Lincoln Woman's Club is hosting a membership and
orientation event with coffee and tea on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10
a.m. at their 230 N. McLean St. building. If you are interested in
joining one of the world's largest volunteer organizations of women,
please contact Judy Lumpp, 732-2727, or Judy Rader, 732-1709, by
Sunday, Sept. 4.
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, there
will be a blood drive at Elkhart Christian Church, 113 S.
Gillett in Elkhart, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. For your
convenience, call Lucille to sign up at 947-2702, or schedule an
Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.
Gail's Pumpkin Patch, rural Beason, will open for their sixth
season on Saturday, Sept. 10. The pumpkin patch will be open Sunday
to Friday afternoons from 1 to 5:30 and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. The final day of the season is Oct. 31.
The family-owned pumpkin patch has over 50 varieties of pumpkins
and gourds, along with corn, Nate's honey and doughnuts, straw,
apples, cider, mums, a barrel train, toddler maze, baked goods, and
lots of crafts. It is loaded with fall decorations and fun for the
whole family. New this year is the Goat Lookout. U-pick or we-pick
pumpkins will be available. You will be able to find the "perfect
pumpkin." Admission is free.
Fall Farm Day will be Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 5 -- an
afternoon of pumpkin and face painting, farm tours, and bees.
For more information, call 217-447-3409, visit on the Web at
www.gailspumpkinpatch.com or email
join the fun.
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The Circle City Ringers will perform Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7
p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, 204 Seventh St. in
Lincoln. A social time will follow the concert. A freewill offering
will be taken during the concert.
The Circle City Ringers ensemble is an auditioned,
community-based handbell group from Indianapolis, Ind. Under the
direction of Mike Keller, this ensemble performs year-round for many
events, including church services, weddings, civic events, private
parties, festivals and workshops. For more information, contact St.
John United Church at 217-732-6957.
The Mount Pulaski Ministerial Alliance will host a 9/11
Remembrance Gathering under a tent on the south side of the Mount
Pulaski square at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Pastors from all five
Mount Pulaski churches -- First Christian, United Methodist, St.
John's Lutheran, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic and Zion Lutheran --
will participate. There will be recognition of our surrounding area
military personnel who have served our country since 9/11, in
addition to our local first responders -- fire, police and EMS
personnel. The honor guard from Mount Pulaski American Legion Post
447, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 447 and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 777 will post the colors. Mount Pulaski Boy Scout
Troop 122 will lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. Also, the Mount
Pulaski Community Choir and Orchestra will perform, led by Claus
Tanner, former longtime instrumental and vocal director in Mount
Pulaski public schools. A dessert social will follow.