the humidity is high and summer is in full swing, it's time for the
First Presbyterian Church's Annual Pork Barbeque!
The 18th Annual Presbyterian Pork Barbeque will run from 5:00 to
7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at the First Presbyterian Church at
301 Pekin Street.
For only seven dollars, diners will feast on pork barbeque
sandwiches, coleslaw or applesauce, chips, drinks, and homemade
Cathy Tiffany, Annual Pork Barbeque chairperson, notes that all
the proceeds from the event go to support local charities such as
Habitat for Humanity, summer camping for youth, Central Illinois
Economic Development Corporation, after school tutoring, HOPE dental
care for needy children, the Logan County Food Pantry, Lincoln
Pastoral Counseling Services, and the OASIS Center.
Tickets are available at the door. Take-out is also available.
can be late and still be on time.
Remember the Farmer's Market switches to evening hours:
Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday hours remain the
same 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stop by after work and take home some
fresh veggies, fruits and breads.
volunteers help a sister church
The youth of St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln,
recently took their annual Mission trip to St. John U.C.C. an
inner-city church in Chicago. Pastor Charlotte Nold, pastor of the
church, orchestrated the to do jobs', cleaning and organizing work
inside as well as yard and garden work outside. The group also
learned about St. John's, its people, its missions and ministry in
the area in which they are located. Matthew Goetsch, Alison and
Andrew Pagel, Lindsay Sanders, Orry, Verdeen and Larry Ingram and
sponsors, Jonathan and Tami Pagel and Tonita Reifsteck cleaned,
weeded and planted over 70 perennials, and painted during the
stay. Pastor Nold took the group on an "L" ride to downtown Chicago
and a tour of the Sears Tower. Matthew, Allison, Lindsay and Andrew
participated in the Sunday morning worship service before the group
left for return trip home.
never too old for genealogy
Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet July
21, 2008 at 114 N. Chicago St. in Lincoln, Illinois at 6:30 p.m.
Rochelle Joseph will speak about her experience as an Intern at
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System. She will briefly speak
about the history of the Beaver family. Visitors are welcome. The
group invites anyone to submit their family history which will be
placed in the family history section of our library. Society hours
are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
LCGHS is proud to announce that Lauren Stanfield's Old Union
Cemetery exhibit will be featured in our show window starting July
16, 2008 through October of 2008. She received special recognition
at the Illinois History Expo in May. LCGHS will also feature
outstanding citizens of Logan County who had a significant influence
on the early growth of our community. Those citizens will be
represented at the Old Union Cemetery Walk on September 13, 2008.
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Bats & Butterflies.
The Lincoln Park District is offering this adventure
packed day, filled with birding, looking for bugs and butterflies,
using sweep nets to examine the smallest of insects, hiking and tree
identification. Anything else that Mother Nature chooses to reveal
to us will be discussed as well. Carol Thompson, an Outdoor
Specialist from Weldon Springs State Park, is coming to help us
discover what Memorial Park has to offer.
A pioneer's meal will be offered at noon for all the
participants. Insect repellant and long pants with comfortable
tennis style shoes are suggested. Parents/Guardians are responsible
for transportation to and from Bugs, Bats & Butterflies. Join in the
fun Wednesday, July 16. Young people entering 1st 3rd grades will
attend from 9:00 1:00 p.m. and those entering 4th 6th grades
will stay until 3:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00 and includes lunch. For more
information call 732-8770.
you are an expert on hot air, you are needed.
There are still volunteer opportunities available
for this years Art and balloon Fest: Clerical pre-festival work in
the office, Parking, Admissions, Beverage Center, Beer & Wine Garden
(must be 21 or older), pre-festival set up, Cleanup crew all have
There are still a few sponsorships available if you
want a high profile for your business. They include:
Sound System Sponsor ($500 or $1000) - Recognition
near sound stage.
Pilot Friday Night Feed Sponsor ($500) - Recognition
near the hot coffee and rolls in the pilot briefing area
Pilot Sponsor Breakfast Sponsor ($500 or $1000) -
Recognition at the Holiday Inn, pilot briefing room, and Lincoln
Community High School.
Plus two balloons still need sponsors. Remember,
sponsoring a balloon allows you to have balloon rides for the
weekend, wrist bands to enter the airport activities, and to get the
experience from the festival that a general participant won't get.
For more info contact the chamber office at
Got a good piece of news,
information or something that we can all brag about? If you do,
e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win
cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not, will get your name
in the "Close Up" grab bag. At the end of the month we will draw a
name and someone will get $25.00 just for dropping us an e-mail. If
you wish, we will be happy to donate your winnings to the
organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at
[By MIKE FAK]