Elaine Awe, owner and manager of the
restaurant, said that she and her staff wanted to do this as a means
of thanking all farmers for what they do. As she said, "Without
them, we wouldn't have food."
Awe said the restaurant mailed out
approximately 500 personal invitations to Logan County farmers,
using a mailing list she obtained from Jim Drew at the Logan County
The breakfast began at 6:30 a.m.
and ran through 9:30, with a regular stream of folks coming in
during that time. The breakfast was a "serve yourself," "all you
could eat" meal with eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes and, of
course, plenty of coffee.
Awe said the breakfast was only a
part of the celebration going on right now. In addition, the
restaurant is featuring area farm families on their board behind the
service counter. Thus far they have had the David Opperman family
and the Randy Pech farm on the board, and they are hoping to have
enough to keep the board running and changing every week or two for
quite some time.
In honoring farmers and the farming
industry, the restaurant is also doing some fundraising for the
Lincoln High School Future Farmers of America. From now until
Wednesday, Sept. 25, restaurant patrons can drop their dollars or
change into the "Kiss a Pig" contestant jars, with the funds going
On the 25th, the person whose jar
has the most money collected will literally kiss a pig. With five
locally known people's jars to choose from, you're sure to find one
you want to support. There is one for each: Awe, Mayor Keith Snyder,
Lincoln/Logan Chamber director Andi Hake, LCHS FFA director Dr.
Penny Hasse-Wittler and the last one for local real estate agent
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 25, the pig will be
present, the winner will be announced, and the snout smooching will
Awe said it looks like right now
her employees are on an all-out campaign to get her to the kissing
booth, so she is hopeful there will be others in the community who
would like to see Snyder, Hake, Hasse-Wittler or Goodman pucker up.
Regardless, she said it would be all in good fun and serving a good
"We just want to say thanks to our
farming community with these special events," Awe said, "and we also
want to show our support and raise awareness for the FFA, and we
hope others will join us."
[By NILA SMITH]
meets Monday evening
The Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago, will host its monthly
program night at 6:30 Monday, Sept. 16.
Laura Walden, coordinator of the
Old House Society in
Bloomington, will discuss the organization's mission to salvage
vintage and antique architectural items, and to promote the
integrity of old structures. Ms. Walden will share pictures from OHS
projects and display unique items from the society's inventory and
her personal antique doorknob collection.
The free program is open to the
slots filled for this year's Together for Lincoln, but you can still help
The sixth annual Together for Lincoln
community service day will be on Sunday, Sept. 22. Volunteers from
area churches will be completing 13 whole-house window replacements,
constructing four wheelchair ramps and working on approximately 25
other projects around the community. More financial investment into
the community will be made during this project year than ever
before.>Currently, all the volunteer slots for
this event have been filled. Together for Lincoln will not have a
day of sign-up in Latham Park.
People who are not signed up to help are encouraged to pray for
an opportunity to come before them and then to go meet that need.
Here are some ideas to help people get started:
Help someone in
your neighborhood or church who needs some yard cleanup.
Visit a homebound
person or nursing home resident of your choosing.
Clean up a
roadside of your choosing.
Contact one of the
local schools or teachers and see if there is something you can
do to help.
Ask your pastor if
there is someone in need of a visit or someone who needs a
Contribute to the
Together for Lincoln Food Drive. Visit Kroger, IGA and Wal-Mart
to give food or cash donations.
Jim Wessbecher, food
drive coordinator, said last year's food drive collected several
hundred pounds of food and $2,100 in donations. All food and
donations will be divided evenly among the Lincoln/Logan Food
Pantry, the Holy Family Food Pantry and the Community Action Food
The community is invited to a worship service on the evening of
Together for Lincoln. Lincoln Christian University will host the
service at 7 p.m. in the Hargrove Chapel. Dr. L.C. Sutton, who spoke
at the inaugural Together for Lincoln, will return. He is professor
of preaching and Christian ministries at Lincoln Christian
University and currently the preaching minister at Eminence
During the celebration service, a love offering will be taken for
the Oasis Senior Center. All of the offering will go to the ongoing
efforts to recover the center after the destructive fire earlier
Together for Lincoln encourages everyone in the community to take
this kind of service day and turn it into a way of life.
Rotary Club takes time to clean up road
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Lincoln
Rotary Club along with Lincoln College's Rotaract Club took time out
of their busy schedules to get up early and clean up Business 55
from Fifth Street to Eaton Corp. Rotaract is a club sponsored by
Rotary for college-age students.
The Lincoln Rotary Club adopted this
stretch of road years ago, and about three or four times a year they
gather to pick up garbage from the ditches and roadside.
be dirty work at times, but we all really enjoy getting together and
serving our community," says Marcia Greenslate, president of Lincoln
Last weekend the group collected around 15 large garbage bags
full of debris from the roadside.
needed for LAMS holiday concert season
Lincoln Area Music Society
Chorale hopes to increase the group to 60 voices. Director Tim Searby has chosen music for the holiday concerts with the orchestra,
and rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall at St. John United Church of Christ.
Rehearsals will be each Tuesday evening until the concert dates:
Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22.
An announcement said: "If
you love to sing, this is the group for you. Can't read music? No
problem. They will put you next to someone who does. Don't miss out
on this opportunity to make music with a great group of people."
For more information, call Tim Searby at 217-732-3728.
John UCC to host Christian Carnival on Sunday
St. John United Church of
Christ in Lincoln is sponsoring a Christian Carnival on Sunday, Sept. 15,
from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The activities will be on the church's parking lot,
at the corner of Eighth and Maple streets.
The public is invited. All ages are
welcome to join in the games, snacks, songs, stories and more fun --
and win prizes, too -- all for free.
For answers to questions about the
event, call the church office, 732-6957.
The carnival is sponsored by the
St. John Christian Education Ministry.
of Talents adds new feature to this year's event
Something new is coming to the 30th Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger. The committee for Spring for Tea, a well-known Harvest of
Talents spring event, is planning a new offering at the 30th Harvest
on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Harvest guests looking for a brief respite from shopping or a few
minutes to sit and chat with a friend or renew old acquaintances
will be afforded that opportunity.
Georgia Vinson, who chairs the new Harvest area, aptly named
Hospitali-tea, points out that while the mini-tea will not offer all
of the elegance of the Spring Tea, it will provide tasty homemade
foods accompanied by a Harvest blend of tea, chosen for the
A variety of handmade tea-related items will also be available
for sale in the tea room.
Advance tickets for the tea will be offered for four seatings:
10-10:30 a.m., 10:45-11:15 a.m., 11:30-noon and 12:15-12:45 p.m. Tea
tickets are only $5 each and may be obtained at the office of
Lincoln Christian Church. Purchasers may choose their seating time
when they purchase the tickets.
Vinson stresses the importance of timeliness in arriving at the
mini-tea, due to the number of seatings available. She also noted
that only a limited number of tickets will be available for this
The mini-tea is being offered in addition to the regular
breakfast and luncheon menus and is intended to provide an occasion
and location to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation, accompanied by
light refreshments and a cup of hot, fragrant Harvest tea.
Those having questions may contact Georgia Vinson at 732-9069 or
Marcia Bidwell at 732-7772.
The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is an annual fundraising
event sponsored by Lincoln Christian Church. Events begin at 7 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 26, and climax with a 2 p.m. auction of several
dozen handmade items, including quilts, furniture, woodworking
pieces and heirloom-quality needlework.
The final event of the weekend will be a service of celebration
at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel on the
campus of Lincoln Christian University.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend all the weekend
events of the Harvest of Talents.
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