Barbara Stroud-Borth, a retired pastor, has wanted to bring the
beautiful imported, handmade crafts to Christmas on Vinegar Hill
since she moved to Mount Pulaski 5 1/2 years ago. The items are
ordered on consignment, so she is hoping to have nothing to send
The goal of the people from SERRV has long been to help poor
people work to get out of poverty in many countries. Receiving a
fair wage for their crafts helps them feed their families and send
their children to school.
Everyone is invited to come find a Christmas present from among the
Nativity sets, ornaments, baskets, jewelry, musical instruments,
puzzles, baskets, fair trade coffee and Divine Chocolate.
Jaycees Angel Tree project under way now
The annual Lincoln Jaycees Angel Tree is under
way. The Angel Tree is a project to help the less fortunate children of
Logan County. Tags with these children's names are placed on "Angel Trees"
around the county. Employees or customers then pick a child from the names
on the tree and buy them gifts. The Lincoln Jaycees distribute these gifts
to the families in time for Christmas.
The public can find the Angel Trees at
the following locations: Cracker Barrel, ALMH cafeteria, CEFCU,
Blades Hair Salon, Illini Bank, Daisy's Hair and Nail Salon, and
State Bank of Lincoln. Trees are also located at Eaton, Family
Medical Center, Verallia, Sysco and International Paper for their
Gifts need returned to businesses by Dec. 10.
The Lincoln Jaycees purchase gifts to go with any names not
picked from the trees. If you would like to make a monetary
donation, send it to: Lincoln Jaycees, P.O. Box 254, Lincoln, IL
Gift pickup will be at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago
St., on Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization serving
Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The Lincoln Jaycees give
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 on
the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Jaycees
Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are open to everyone.
to host program on local transit line Monday
The Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society's November
membership program will be on Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at 114
N. Chicago St. in Lincoln.
Dale Jenkins, president of the Illinois Traction Society, will
present a program on the Illinois Terminal Railroad, known as the
interurban rail system, that connected small communities in central
Illinois with each other and, ultimately, with St. Louis, Mo. The
system, in place from 1895 to 1981, was unique in that it used an
While covering the history and features of the system, Jenkins'
program will focus mainly on a line that ran through the Logan
County towns of Union, Lincoln and Elkhart. The information will
include pictures and background on the depot in Union, which is one
of only two IT depots that still stand as reminders of the old
Street Lincoln presents Christmas parade and holiday fun in historic
Main Street Lincoln invites the public to
enjoy historic downtown Lincoln throughout the holiday season. With the
height of the holiday season fast approaching, downtown businesses are
readying for shoppers.
Nov. 24 is nationally recognized as
Small Business Saturday. This event falls between Black Friday and
Cyber Monday and is dedicated to supporting small business in our
communities. Shoppers are encouraged to continue their power
shopping of Black Friday in downtown Lincoln, finding specials and
On Nov 29, Main Street Lincoln and the city of Lincoln co-sponsor
the annual Christmas parade. This year's theme is "Sending Holiday
Greetings to Your Loved Ones" to honor the 100th anniversary of the
Lincoln post office. Entries are being accepted through Nov. 23. The
parade will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and take the same route as
previous years. Prizes in many categories will be given. Following
the parade, the Oasis Senior Center will host a chili and soup
supper, along with craft items available, and Mr. Claus will be on
hand for the children.
Throughout December, historic downtown Lincoln will be alive with
the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday cheer. Santa will make
appearances throughout downtown Dec. 8, 15 and 22, with exact
locations to be announced soon. Shoppers can enjoy the convenience
and pride of shopping locally.
Main Street Lincoln, a volunteer-driven organization, is pleased
to participate in the holiday shopping season, promoting our
eateries, antique stores, thrift stores, one-of-a-kind shops, night
life and entertainment, along with plenty of services and
For more information on any of these events, the Main Street
Lincoln organization can be reached at 217-732-2929 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, information and business
specials are available online at
Join Open Arms Christian Fellowship for a Thanksgiving feast Sunday
Pastor Larry Crawford and the congregation of the Open Arms Christian
Fellowship invite the public to join them for a Thanksgiving feast on
The meal will be offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. The
church is at 311 Broadway St. in Lincoln. Serving will begin at 5 p.m.
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Thankoffering Sunday at Immanuel
Sunday will be observed as
Women's Thankoffering Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Thankoffering donations that the women
collect are used for special ministries, including programs for
children in crisis; anti-racism education; funds for the Women of
the ELCA scholarship committee, which helps women all over the
country complete their higher education, change careers or grow in
leadership; Lutheran World Relief; Lutheran Disaster Response; World
Day of Prayer; and ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, such as World Hunger and Global Mission.
Women will conduct the morning worship
service, with Marilyn Weingarz, S.A.M., preaching.
Girl Scouts and Marines host Toys for Tots drive Saturday
Lincoln Girl Scout Troop 6053 and the Marine Corps will host a
Toys for Tots toy drive outside the Wal-Mart store on Lincoln's west
side Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The girls would appreciate anyone who wishes to donate a new,
unwrapped toy for either a boy or a girl.
The Toys for Tots
campaign will benefit local children this Christmas season by
providing them with a gift under their tree.
As Christmastime approaches, the Marines will host a day of
giving when parents can receive gifts to wrap and put under the
tree. More information on the distribution day will be published at
a later date.
Online: Toys for Tots
Historical Society announces December events
ELKHART -- Elkhart
Historical Society's annual Candlelight Chapel Service at St. John the
Baptist Chapel will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and
Dining options are available before or after the services:
Make your service reservations by
calling 217-947-2238; then go to the Elkhart Historical Society
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org, and download a
reservation form, or stop by Horsefeathers in Elkhart to pick up
a form. Reservations are limited.
Dinner reservation forms are also
On Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., the
Elkhart Historical Society will present a book signing for
"Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit" at
Horsefeathers in Elkhart. Refreshments will be served.
Lincoln experts have called this new book superb,
richly detailed and an effective lesson in the importance of political
networking. This is the perfect time to obtain a signed copy of Guy Fraker's new
book just in time for Christmas giving. Further information regarding the author
and his book is available at
Society of Logan County offers holiday cookie trays
Planning holiday parties or
looking for gifts to give special friends or relatives? Let the Humane
Society of Logan County do your holiday baking. HSLC is once again taking
orders for holiday cookie trays. Each tray will contain three dozen fancy
holiday cookies with a variety of at least 12 different kinds of cookies.The cost is still only $15 per tray.
Larger trays are also available.
To place your orders, call Adrienne at
217-732-1979. The deadline for placing orders is Dec. 1.
Orders can be picked up on Dec. 8
at Graue Inc., 1905 N. Kickapoo St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Humane
Society of Logan County.
of Lincoln leaf pickup dates announced
The city of Lincoln will
provide leaf pickup services for residents again this year. Pickup days will
be by ward and will run beginning next week through Dec. 3.
Only biodegradable bags of leaves will
be picked up. Bags must be at the curb by 7 a.m. each day.
Leaf pickup dates:
Ward 1 -- Oct. 29, Nov. 9, Nov.
Ward 2 -- Oct. 31, Nov. 13,
Ward 3 -- Nov. 2, Nov. 14, Nov.
Ward 4 -- Nov. 5, Nov. 16, Nov.
-- Nov. 7, Nov. 19, Dec. 3
For those who wish to bring their
leaves directly to the landscape waste facility, it is currently
open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3:50 p.m. for all
landscape waste. This will continue until Nov. 21.
On Nov. 24 the facility will return
to regular hours: Wednesday and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.