Suggested topics: writing goals for
2014; a valentine story; or county fair activities, rides, 4-H
project, livestock, baked goods, etc.
All are welcome.
For more information, call
Low Vision Support Group to meet Feb. 10
The next meeting of the Lincoln Low
Vision Support Group will be on Monday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. at
Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean. Use the door off the
parking lot, under the canopy.
The speaker will be Kim Walters, from
the Bureau of Blind Services with the state Division of
Those attending are welcome to bring guests.
The group needs envelopes to send
out letters for the meetings. Please bring a few.
For more information, contact Sandy
sales start Feb. 3 for 31st annual Spring for Tea
Sale of tickets will begin
next month for the 11th annual Spring for Tea, sponsored by the Harvest of
Talents for World Hunger. Marcia Bidwell, who chairs the traditional spring
event for the Harvest of Talents, has announced that tickets will be
available beginning Monday, Feb. 3, in the office of Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N.
Spring for Tea will be on Saturday, April 26, in
the Fellowship Center of the church. Doors to the event open at
10:45 a.m., with tea being served at 11:30 a.m.
The tea features a number of colorful
and uniquely appointed tables complete with china, silver and
crystal and offering a variety of themes and décor. Women of all
ages from the community will serve as table hostesses, both
decorating the tables and graciously serving the needs of their
guests at the tea.
Traditional tea foods, ranging from
dainty sandwiches to cookies, fruit and other delicacies, will be
served along with the traditional Spring for Tea blend of tea.
Background music will provide the proper ambiance for the occasion.
Men in black will again be on hand
to greet the tea guests and escort them to their appointed tables.
As guests await the serving of tea, they will be invited to
participate in a promenade of the beautifully decorated tables.
Following tasty food, flavorful hot
tea and lively conversation, a program will be presented. Throughout
the tea a number of door prizes provided by local businesses and
individuals will be presented to those in attendance.
Tickets for Spring for Tea are sold
in advance. Bidwell reports that there is limited seating available
for the event and that tickets sell out quickly. Tickets may be
purchased by visiting the church office or calling Gayla Wood at
Anyone interested in hosting a table
for Spring for Tea or providing other assistance to the event may
contact Marcia Bidwell at 732-7772.
The April tea will be the first
2014 event of the Harvest of Talents ministry, which this year will
celebrate its 31st anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger is a unique ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with
International Disaster Emergency Service, the Lincoln Harvest has
raised $1,819,213.38 through the 30th annual event, every penny of
which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages and missions
throughout the world, providing .physical and spiritual food to
those in need. A number of Harvest events across the United States
have been birthed by the founding Harvest of Talents in Lincoln and
have raised over $2 million to meet hunger needs.
The 3lst annual Harvest of Talents
for World Hunger will be on the fourth Saturday in October in the
Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Anyone desiring
information about the Harvest of Talents ministry may call the
church office at 217-732-7618.
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Pulaski Courthouse will celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday Feb. 8
MOUNT PULASKI — Abraham Lincoln's
birthday will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Mount
Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, where Abraham Lincoln, Judge
David Davis, Samuel Treat, Billy Herndon, Stephen A. Douglas and
others rode by horseback and horse and buggy to bring the court of
law to this Logan County seat venue (1848-1855). The Mount Pulaski
two-story brick courthouse, an example of early Greek Revival
architecture, is one of only two remaining structures from the once
15-courthouse Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit of the mid-1800s.
The featured speaker at 10 a.m. will
be Barbara Stroud-Borth, who will portray Sarah Wakefield, a captive
of Sioux Indians in the Dakota conflict in Minnesota in 1862.
Abraham Lincoln became involved in the final resolution of the
conflict, displaying his sense of justice.
Portrayers of Abraham and Mary
Lincoln will be on hand at 9:30 a.m., when the courthouse opens with
coffee and refreshments. Servings of Mary Todd Lincoln's traditional
cake will be provided, along with other refreshments, until 3:30
p.m. Children's crafts and games will begin at 10 a.m. and last
until 2 p.m. A variety of materials will be available for making
Abraham Lincoln cards and valentines. A staff of volunteer docents
will be on hand to provide tours throughout the day.
The speaker, Stroud-Borth, is a
retired pastor who lives in Mount Pulaski. She did her pastoral
internship on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota and served two
congregations in South Dakota for 6 1/2 years. Her second parish was
in southwestern Minnesota. In all those places, she learned bits and
pieces of the conflict between whites and Indians and President
Lincoln's involvement, even as the Civil War raged in the South. In
her words: "This story is not well-known in Illinois. I want to
share it here, and portraying Sarah Wakefield is a way to do that."
There will be an exhibit of some
books, pictures and craft items collected during Stroud-Borth's year
on the Lower Brule Reservation.
Regular visiting hours at the
historic courthouse are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. The
phone number is 217-792-3919.
For Life 2014 kickoff party Feb. 3
Relay For Life of Logan
County will kick off the 2014 campaign on Monday, Feb. 3, beginning with a
potluck supper at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Christian Church. (The meeting date was
changed due to cold weather.) This year's theme will
be "Cooking Up a Cure," and the campaign will periodically feature health
information along with the usual activities.
Rachel Ray, the American Cancer
Society representative, invites all former teams, team captains and
members, event or committee chairs to come and share in the planning
for this year's event. Bring a dish to pass and all the ideas you
can share. Sign-ups for committees will be available, and those not
on a team can even start a new team.
Teams are encouraged to sign up, and
team captains who have signed up by Jan. 20 will receive the new
team captain T-shirts at the kickoff. The website is
www.relayforlife.org/loganil or contact Carolyn Motley,
732-8032, to sign up your team.
The Relay For Life in Lincoln will be
from 6 p.m. Friday, July 25, to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Lincoln
general membership meeting Jan. 29
A general membership
meeting of the Humane Society of Logan County will be on Wednesday, Jan. 29,
at 6:30 p.m. in the Steinfort Room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 200
Stahlhut Drive. All committees will report to the general membership. The
annual election for three seats on the board of directors of the
organization will also take place at this meeting.
Anyone who is current with their dues
and has been a member for at least three months prior to the
election may declare their intent to seek election to the board of
directors. If you are interested in serving on the board, you may
send a letter of intent to the board secretary, Wanda Stevens,