United Way raffle and tailgate
tickets, school supplies collected, Cameron Jodlowski, Kathleen Buse, Safe Ride, Woman's Club lunch, Robert L. Gasaway, Edward Butkovich,
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Way hosting event, selling tickets for Lincoln IGA grocery drawing
United Way of Logan County will host its third
annual fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the
Maple Club, on Route 121 southeast of Lincoln.
Using a favorite fall activity as its
theme, Tailgating for Logan County will include a buffet meal,
silent auction, WLCN 96.3 personalities Jim and Jeff on live-remote
from 5 to 7 p.m., with the "Prize Girls" and additional giveaways.
Jack Dupp will play from 8 to 11 p.m.
There will also be a drawing for a $500 Lincoln IGA grocery
certificate. Raffle tickets for the drawing will be sold at the flea
market in Scully Park this weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25.
Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The winner does not need
to be present at the Oct. 12 drawing to win.
Tickets for the Tailgating for Logan County event are $10 per
person and available at all State Bank of Lincoln facilities,
Johnson's Hardware in Mount Pulaski, Atlanta National Bank in
Atlanta and Kroger's in Lincoln (starting Monday, Aug. 26). Tickets
may also be purchased from board members or at the United Way
office, 120 S. McLean, inside the Logan County Farm Bureau building.
Walgreens and United Way partner to provide school supplies
Walgreens and United Way of
Logan County are partnering to assist students as they begin the new school
year. Customers may purchase school supplies and place them in boxes
provided at the front counters of Walgreens, 603 Woodlawn Road, through the
end of August.
"We'll collect all the supplies
customers are willing to contribute," said Ron Ackerman, manager of
the Lincoln Walgreens.
local store is promoting the project inside the store and using
signage to remind customers to purchase school supplies for the
project up to Aug. 24.
But Ackerman said: "If supplies
continue to be added, we can leave the collection boxes out for a
few more days. The scheduled pickup is the last week of August, so
customers are welcome to come in and be part of making a difference
for the kids."
Marla Blair, administrative
director of United Way of Logan County, will collect the supplies
and distribute them to schools in Logan County to help teachers
provide necessary supplies for students.
Illinois 4-H Foundation honors Legacy of Leadership Scholars
Cameron Jodlowski among recipients
Six college-bound Illinois
4-H members were recognized as 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholars during the
annual 4-H Family Event on Aug. 10 at the Illinois State Fair. The winners
each received a $1,000 college scholarship.
Among those selected was Cameron
Jodlowski, a 10-year member of the Atlanta Town & Country 4-H in
Logan County. He will attend Iowa State University. The scholarship
sponsor was Farm Credit Services of Illinois, represented at the 4-H
Family Event by Rod Stoll.
Since its inception in 2003, 61 4-H members have been named a Legacy
of Leadership Scholar. The scholarship is merit-based and available
to 4-H members who are high school seniors or in their last year of
4-H membership. The statewide scholarship program is coordinated by
the Illinois 4-H Foundation and the University of Illinois Extension
state 4-H office.
The Illinois 4-H Foundation
welcomes individuals, corporations and organizations as partners in
providing additional funds for further scholarship recipients. The
executive director of the foundation is Angie Barnard.
Illinois 4-H is part of the University
of Illinois Extension program that is offered through the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Federal Extension Service and
the United States Department of Agriculture.
4-H Foundation inducts largest-ever Hall of Fame class ... Kathleen Buse
The Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame recognized 65
new inductees during the 4-H Family Event on Aug. 10 at the Illinois State
Kathleen Buse from Logan County is
included in the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Buse is
leader of the Wide-A-Wake 4-H club, kitchen manager for the
spaghetti meal sponsored by the 4-H Foundation, organizer of the
summer International Cooking Camp program and a longtime Logan
County 4-H volunteer who has put in countless hours of support
toward the local 4-H program.
The Hall of Fame is designed to
recognize exceptional 4-H alumni, 4-H volunteers and former 4-H
staff who have a track record of extraordinary career achievement or
exemplary service to 4-H.
"This is our ninth class of inductees since recognition began in
2004," said Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation.
"Itís also our largest class, and we commend them for their
commitment to the Illinois 4-H Youth Development Program.
"These longtime volunteers fully embody what 4-H strives to
instill in youth," Barnard continued. "They are caring, dedicated,
generous leaders. The Illinois 4-H Foundation is extremely proud to
be able to provide this honor to each and every one of them, and we
thank them for their service to this wonderful organization."
Each inductee received a commemorative Hall of Fame medallion and
will be added to the virtual 4-H Hall of Fame listing at
The Illinois 4-H Foundation established the statewide Hall of
Fame in 2004, and nominations are made by University of Illinois
The Illinois 4-H Foundation raises private funds that are
invested in Illinois 4-H programs that provide meaningful, positive
development experiences for Illinois youth to develop leadership,
citizenship and life skills. To learn more, visit
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Safe Ride available for balloon fest weekend
There's a safer alternative
to driving for anyone who has too much to drink during the Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival this weekend. Safe Ride will be available in Lincoln on
Friday and Saturday to those who need it. Safe Ride is a free ride home,
sponsored by the Healthy Communities Partnership.
"Safe Ride keeps the streets safer on
nights when children and families are more likely to be celebrating
away from home. Our hope is that the community will remember the
service is available and that bartenders will suggest it when
necessary," said Angela Stoltzenburg, manager of the Healthy
Ride will also be available on Labor Day weekend, the night before
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
To receive a free ride home within
the city limits on any of these nights, call the cab company, A
Green Cab of Lincoln, at 732-8294.
Healthy Communities Partnership is
a collaborative organization comprised of dozens of community
agencies. It is supported by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation. For more information, visit Healthy Communities
Partnership on Facebook.
Woman's Club to host art fair luncheon
The Lincoln Woman's Club
will host its annual art fair luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more than 30 years, the Woman's
Club has hosted the fundraising luncheon in the club's historic
building at 230 N. McLean St. during the Lincoln Art Fair.
This year the club will again serve
pork barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and homemade pie. A new
addition to the menu is Avanti sub sandwiches. Items may be
purchased individually, but this year the club is also offering a
full meal of a sandwich, two sides, homemade pie and a drink for $8.
Lincoln Woman's Club uses the funds to
support its volunteer mission. The club has been an active part of
the community since 1896.
Mount Pulaski to honor 2 outstanding citizens
MOUNT PULASKI -- The Mount Pulaski Township
Park District is recognizing two individuals who have given their time,
experience, selflessness and dedication in working with countless youth and
for the betterment of the community of Mount Pulaski. The two honorees are
Robert L. Gasaway and the late Edward Butkovich.
The baseball field at Veterans Park
will be named Robert L. Gasaway Field, and the drive from Elkhart
Road into the park will be named Ed Butkovich Drive. There will be a
dedication ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. at the park.
Family, friends, players and city council members are encouraged to
attend. Anyone who desires to speak on behalf of the two gentlemen
being honored is encouraged to attend and provide comments.
A news release from the park district said of Gasaway and
Butkovich: "As role models, their efforts have led to the shaping of
lives and contributed to the success of their students who followed
after them. Their accomplishments as teachers and coaches are
admirable and have set a standard for emulation for all."
Chamber launches mobile app for
Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival
The Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Integrity Data, has created a new
mobile app for the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival to help festival-goers
have all the event information in the palm of their hands anytime, night or
day. This free mobile app is designed to help festival guests maximize their
experience and time at the event.
"We are hoping that the mobile app
will help enhance the experience for guests to the festival," said
Andi Hake, executive director of the chamber of commerce. "Finding a
way to better communicate with our guests has been an ongoing
challenge for years. It is our hope that many people will download
the new app and find answers to all of their questions and help
prepare them for the weekend's festivities.
"We couldn't have accomplished this
project without the help from Integrity Data. Patrick Doolin made
the process of getting all the data in this app and all the many
decisions that go along with creating something like this seem less
daunting than I had originally expected," said Hake.
When the app is downloaded, the
viewer can look at the festival's schedule of events at both the
Logan County Airport and downtown Lincoln. Viewers can see which
artists, crafters, wineries, breweries and barbecue competitors will
be present. The app also has a section dedicated to the hot air
balloon pilots, even featuring pictures of the hot air balloons and
a biography of each pilot. In addition, the new app gives
information on the live entertainment that will perform downtown and
at the airport.
Guests can set their own schedules
in the mobile app to help them plan for the weekend's events, get
notifications about balloon flight and glow times, and receive any
other pertinent information that may be released during the weekend.
Out-of-town guests at the event can
find information about the community, directions, hotels and
restaurants to help them navigate through Lincoln. And if that is
not enough information, the complete festival program can be viewed
under the documents section.
The mobile app is now available for
download and is available for both iPhone and Android. All other
phones can view a
website that will give them the same information.
For more details on the mobile app
or any other questions regarding the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival,
contact the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce at 217-735-2385
To download the Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival mobile app,