Upcoming Events in
In conjunction with
the Red Carpet Corridor, the Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, May
5th, from 7:30 to 11am. Breakfast includes eggs, egg casserole,
sausage, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, fresh fruit, biscuits
and gravy, juice, milk and coffee for $8.
The Legion will have
a steak, shrimp or combo dinner on Friday, May 10th, from 5 to 7pm.
Dinner will include steak, shrimp or shrimp/steak combo, baked potato,
salad, roll, drink and dessert for $11.
We continue to
collect items for our service men and women. Thank you for your
First Baptist Church
Don't forget to stop
by the FBC of Towanda for the Red Carpet area garage sales May 4th and
5th. All items are purchased by donations only, proceeds go to the
FBC building fund. Family Movie night will be May 10th. We
will be showing "Happy Feet", refreshments included. Come join us
for a wonderful Sunday morning service celebrating our mother's and the
One who blessed us with them on May 12th. Love God, Love Each Other,
and Minister to People.
The Towanda 4-H will meet on Tuesday,
May 7th, at 6:30pm at the Towanda Community Building. We will be
collecting boxes of pudding and boxes of muffin mix to donate to the food
We took a field trip to the WBNQ/WJBC
Radio Station on Friday, April 27th. Then we met at Artful Design to
work on ceramic projects while enjoying pizza!
The Towanda 4-H is open to boys and
girls from 8-18 by September 1st. Clover Buds are for kids ages 5-7.
For more information, contact Kathy Schultz at 728-2137 or Jeanie Wager at
The Towanda Seniors will meet at 12:00
noon on May 8th, at the community building for a potluck dinner.
Meat and drinks will be provided. Members are asked to bring side
dishes and desserts and their own table service. Helen Guth and
Beverly Meginnes will be hostesses. If you have any questions please
call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769. Birthday & Activities calendars
are still available at the Clerk's office for $1.
Busy Bee 4-H
Busy Bees are meeting for Library Spring
Spruce up May 11th, at 10am. Next regular meeting of Towanda Busy
Bees will be Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm at the community building.
Kick's Bar and Grill
Kicks Bar and Grill: May 11th
Sister Groove is playing in the parking lot. June 8th is
Knucklehead. Party starts at 6pm. Rain dates are the following
Sunday at 2pm.
Check out our new menu items and enjoy
the outdoor patio.
The Towanda Unit of McLean County
Association for Home and Community Education will meet on Monday, May
13th, at 7pm at the Towanda Community Building. Two programs will be
presented: Points of Interest in Illinois by Pat Pulokas; and Electronic
Devices and Social Media by Sandy Whalen. Hostesses will be Kathleen
Emery and Joyce Theobald who will also present the Fact Find on Anise and
Anise Seed. Please call Cindy Kelley at 309-663-4796 or Robin
Pearson at 815-579-1650 for more information about Towanda HCE.
Towanda HCE members will be making cookies for the May 4th Disaster
Preparedness Event at the Interstate Center. Please leave cookies at
the Extension Office by noon on May 3rd.
Unit 5 High School Commencements at
the Coliseum, Saturday, May 18, 2013 ~ NCHS will be held at 2pm
and NCWHS will be held at 6pm.
Thank you to everyone who attended the
community building open house. Dan Brady recently presented Mayor
Porter with a House Certificate to commemorate the remodel and expansion
of the building.
Congratulations to our newly elected
board members who will be sworn in to office at the May 20th Village Board
Meeting. Mayor: Tom Wagner; Trustees: Don Williams &
Donations are being accepted at the
Village Clerk's Office/Courtesy Box for fish for the Boyd-Wesley Park
Pond. The Village of Towanda has a cooperative fishery management
agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with
fish orders and pond maintenance.
Route 66 Gardens
The "Wednesday Weeders" spend about 1
hour each Wednesday tending to the gardens along old Route 66. If
you have an hour per week to give back to your community, your help would
be greatly appreciated because, "Many hands make quick work!" No gardening
experience is required. You need not commit to working every week.
Start times vary with the weather and we do not work in the rain!
The Route 66 corridor has many visitors and we want them to leave Towanda
with pleasant memories. Contact Mary Merritt at 728-2810 or Carol
Myers at 728-2749 for more information.
ESDA Weather spotters needed. If
interested contact Tom Wagner at
email@example.com or 309-287-7861.
Towanda District Library
TOWANDA READS Book Discussions
May 14th the group will discuss Fall of Giants: Book One of
the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett. Members of the discussion
group vary at each session - according to interest in the selection.
Feel free to join the discussion whenever the title peaks your interest.
We will send you the questions in advance, if you email
Elementary School Assembly for
Summer Reading Program Promotion: Storyteller, Brian Fox Ellis,
performs Fun with Fables from Around the World on May 13, 2013, at
2pm. The Towanda library staff introduces the summer reading theme -
Have Book, Will Travel.
Appy Hour: Every Monday
evening 5 to 6pm. We have new apps! They greatly improve the
ease of using our e-books. We will show you in less than 20 minutes
how to download books from our free e-book collection onto your favorite
Tuesday evenings at 5pm. Bring your questions or your current
project or just come to listen and learn.
Read 2 Dogs: Every Tuesday
evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Please phone 728-2176 to pre-register
your child for this.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp Program: Are you eligible for the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp Program?
You may sign up at the Towanda Public Library from 1 to 3pm on May 21,
2013. If you have any questions, please contact Wonea Garrett at
Library Closed: Wednesday, May
22nd - The staff is attending e-book training and a Technology Petting
Zoo in East Peoria. The recent upgrades to Overdrive make e-book
borrowing simpler and less cumbersome.
May Story Hours: May 1:
Mother Goose and Simple Songs; May 8: Skippyjon Jones; May 15:
Red Carpet Corridor Festival May 4-5, 2013
Saturday: All day events at
North Park from 8am - 5pm
* Radio Flyer Wagon vehicle on display
* Cake walk at 1pm
* Wildstyle Design face painting-free from 12 - 3pm
* Unique Balloons from 12 - 4pm
Sunday: All day events at
North Park from 8am - 4pm
* Wildstyle Design face painting - free from 1 - 3pm
* Cattle Bandits Band to play in North Park at 1pm.
* Car Show on Route 66: Registration: 8am - 12pm.
* For information on the car show, Call: 815-579-6452.
Route 66 T-shirts, hats, sunglasses,
magnets, key chains and jewelry for sale in North Park. Pick up the
trading cards for Towanda and collect all 13 cards from Towanda to Joliet.
We're proud to announce that our committee has purchased and will be
installing the "Dead Man's Curve" sign on the Jackson Street Route 66
If anyone would like to donate cakes or
cupcakes for our cake walk, we would definitely appreciate it. Hope
to see you at the festival and car show! Festival information:
Sharon @ 728-2169 or Susie @ 728-2195.
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