In the parking lot, an area facing
Maple Street will be set aside for handicap parking only. Children's
games and activities will be on a section of the lot. The Alley Kats
Band will furnish music during the serving time, including polka
music for dancing or listening -- outside, weather permitting.
Tables for those who want to sit outside to eat or listen to the
band will also be on the lot. .
Authentic German food -- brats, red
cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple strudel, German
chocolate cake or angel food cake -- will be served with apple
cider, tea or coffee. A hot dog meal with chips, dessert and drink
will also be available. The meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the St. John Church Fellowship Hall.
The church youth group will offer
the same menu at a drive-thru line at the alley alongside the former
ALMH east parking lot entrance, off Eighth Street.
Free delivery in town will be
available with orders of six or more prepaid tickets. Tickets are
available from church and Oasis members, church or Oasis offices, or
by calling Marilyn Armbrust at 732-4261. Tickets for the German meal
are $8.50 and $4 for the hot dog meal. Profits will be evenly split
between the Oasis for their programs and St. John UCC for their
Co-chairs for this year's Germanfest are Wayne
Mara, 737-6639, and Tonita Reifsteck, 732-9796, for St. John UCC; and
Georgina Binzen, 732-6132, and Dennis Schrader, 871-4155, for the Oasis.
Action expands utility assistance enrollment
The Community Action Partnership of
Central Illinois has announced that the Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, is now open to homes children
under the age of 6. This is an expansion of the current priority
enrollment period that includes seniors, residents with disabilities
and households that are disconnected from their primary or secondary
To qualify for this program,
individuals must have incomes of no more than 150 percent of the
federal poverty level.
Community Action Partnership administers the program, which provides
a one-time benefit toward utilities to eligible households in
DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.
Interested participants can contact their local Community Action
office to schedule an appointment:
Logan County: 217-732-2159, ext.
Menard County: 217-632-3137
Mason County: 309-543-6988
DeWitt County: 217-935-2455
All other households that meet the
150 percent federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the
program beginning Nov. 1. The program will continue until May 31,
2014, or until all LIHEAP funds are depleted.
Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois serves low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central
Illinois counties: Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, DeWitt and Piatt. For more
information, visit www.capcil.org.
Club prepares for Operation Santa
Submit names to a new address this year
The Lincoln Woman's Club is
once again this year participating in Operation Santa, a project that sends
Christmas cheer to men and women in the military service.
If you have a family member in the
armed forces whom you would like to see receive a gift from the
Woman's Club, submit the soldier's name and address to:
1721 Sunrise Place
Normal, IL 61761
season of 'Behind the Scenes' to serve up more intrigue
ATLANTA -- Cathy Marciariello has had
a very busy summer as program director of the Atlanta Public
Library. In addition to adult and children's programs and library
renovations, she has been hard at work booking programs for the
library's fall and winter "Behind the Scenes" programs.
Marciariello searches the country for interesting people whose
professions will provide fascinating glimpses into areas of
expertise that we may not encounter here in central Illinois. This
year is no exception.
The programs will present not only members
of the arts, an area that Marciariello knows well from her career
directing orchestras and arts organizations in the U.S. and Europe,
but will also include people in unique professions.
Behind the Scenes kicks off on Oct. 25 with a visit to Atlanta by
a representative of the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, who will
discuss their baby animal program and how it is managed. No animals
will be brought because of the distance, but animal care, mating and
management of the program will be topics of discussion.
On Nov. 22, Marciariello is bringing
Dudley Cocke to Atlanta.
Cocke is nationally known for his Roadside Theater program, where he
enlists members of a community to participate in a production that
he directs. While he has staged productions in large cities like
Brooklyn and New Orleans, he specializes in bringing theater to
rural America, with a theme of social activism.
Bob Lupone will travel to Atlanta on
Jan. 10, 2014. A dancer and
actor, Lupone is the brother of actress Patti Lupone. He has starred
on stage and television, appearing in the original production of "A
Chorus Line" on Broadway and in "Jesus Christ Superstar." His
television credits include the popular crime drama "The Sopranos,"
where he had a recurring role, and "Sex in the City."
Marciariello is offering a change of pace from the arts world on
Jan. 31. Ryan Aper, a Lincoln High School graduate and Major League
Baseball draftee, will be interviewed about what his experiences
have been breaking into professional sports. Aper holds several
records set during his time at Lincoln High and Lincoln Land
Community College. He was drafted by the Miami Marlins.
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, will be a special evening as the
Atlanta Country Club will be turned into a cabaret when Brian Davis
travels to town to entertain. Davis is a Peoria-area singer and
All of the Behind the Scenes programs will be at the Atlanta
Country Club. The evenings begin at 6:30 with a wine and cheese
reception, and the program commences at 7. The cost is $10 per show,
or $9 when a person books four or more programs.
Check the Atlanta Public Library
for further details. The Behind the Scenes information is listed
under "Programs & Services > Programs for Adults," or
click here. The
library phone number is 217-648-2112.
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Public Library to host Halloween costume swap
The Lincoln Public Library
District will have its first-ever costume swap in early October Bring your
clean, gently used children's costume and exchange it for another.
The swap will be in the Annex on
Friday, Oct. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.
You can bring in
costumes earlier in the week and receive a ticket to use during the
swap. Costume donations will be accepted.
For more information, visit the
library at 725 Pekin St. or call 732-8878.
Kiwanis installs officers for the new year
Lincoln Kiwanis Club met Tuesday evening,
Sept. 24, in the Lincoln College Alumni Room for their annual dinner.
Bridget Schneider, past president,
turned over the gavel to the new president, Cindy Stover. Other new
officers are Perry Grieme, president-elect; Carol Mills, vice
president; Tom Comstock, treasurer; Stu Churchill, secretary;
Schneider, past president; and Marti Sawicki, Mike Booher and Bob
Sullivan, directors. The new officers were installed by Patrick
Stout, district lieutenant governor.
Schneider presented the Kiwanis
Distinguished Service Award to C. Wayne Schrader and the Kiwanian of
the Year Award to Tom Comstock.
Entertainment was provided by
Gunderman and Klink, and the dinner was prepared by chef Warren
Wendlandt and staff.
The Kiwanis Club meets at noon on
Tuesdays in the Mary Pat Room at American Legion Post 263 in
is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the
club to meet Oct. 8
Lincoln Writer's Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni
Room of the Meyer-Evans Student Center at Lincoln College.
author of "Lost Survivor," will be the guest speaker. Jones, a
Vietnam veteran, is an award-winning author, playwright and
Everyone is invited to attend this special event.
HSLC to host blessing of animals and
dedicate new pet cemetery Oct. 5
The Humane Society of Logan
County invites all pets and their owners to a blessing of animals, in the
spirit of St. Francis. The ceremony will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.
at the Humane Society, 1801 E. Lincoln Parkway in Lincoln. The Forever Home
Pet Cemetery, located on the grounds, will also be dedicated and officially
Pastor Tami Werschey from Hartsburg
United Methodist Church and the Rev. Mark Evans from Trinity
Episcopal Church will conduct the dedication of the cemetery and the
blessing of the animals.
should be leashed or crated.
The pet cemetery is the most recent
program of the HSLC, created to fulfill a need in Logan County and
provide a source of income to support the shelter.
Visitors will be invited to tour
the shelter and meet the newest adoptable pets. Donations of pet
food for the shelter and pantry will also be accepted.
blood drive at Farmers Bank in Mount Pulaski
MOUNT PULASKI -- To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, Farmers Bank, 130 S. Washington in Mount
Pulaski, is hosting a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.
For your convenience, call the blood
center to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), or
schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org, using sponsor code 60032. Walk-ins
are also welcome and truly appreciated.
Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving
blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and Memorial Medical
Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield. CICBC is a division
of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects over
180,000 units of blood annually and serves 87 hospitals in Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.