Upcoming Events in
Long time Towanda
resident Fannie Livingston celebrated her 100th birthday on August 10,
2014. In recognition of this milestone the community is collecting
donations to plant a tree in her honor. If you would like to
contribute, please send your donations to:
Centenarian Tree Fund
C/O Virginia Lowery
100 Miriam Way
Towanda, IL 61776
An updated Towanda
Area Organizations Directory is in progress. Please provide changes
to Gail Ann Briggs at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 728-2187.
The current directory is on the bulletin boards at the post office and
library. It is also on the Village Website.
Area Garage Sales
September 4th - 6th
(Thu - Sat) Towanda Area Garage Sales in Indian Creek, Lamplighter and
Village - see flyer that is available at Kick's, FS Station, Library and
Village Office, for locations, times and items for sale.
The Towanda American
Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, September 7th, from 7:30 to 11.
Breakfast includes eggs, egg casserole, sausage, bacon, hash browns,
pancakes, French toast, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk and
coffee for $8.
There will be a pork chop dinner on Friday, September 12th, from 5 to 7.
Dinner will include pork chop sandwich, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw,
dessert and drink for $9.
All dinners are open to the public. Carry outs are available.
Thank you for your continued support of the Legion and our Veterans.
Legion, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will have their
regular meeting on Thursday, September 18th at 7pm at the Post. The
Legion is available for rent for reunions, parties and meeting. For
more information contact Mike Potts at 728-2384 or Tom Wagner at 287-7861.
Hope everyone has noticed how nice the ramp at the Legion looks.
Several people took advantage of it at the last dinner. The Legion
appreciates all of the financial support from the community. We are
still short of our goal and continue to accept donations for this project.
Reminder: A 50
cent per month increase for Garbage & Recycle service is effective with
the August bill. This increase was included in the Village's
contract with Casali and Son's Disposal Service.
The next Village
Board Meeting will be on Monday, September 8th, at 7pm at the Towanda
The Towanda unit of
the Association for Home and Community Education will meet on Monday,
September 8th, at 7pm at the Towanda Community Building. Cindy
Kelley will give the program on "The importance of Garlic in our diets."
Refreshments are served and the public is invited to attend our meeting.
Cindy Kelley and Bev Hornickel are hostesses.
We welcome guests to attend any of these programs. The Towanda HCE
usually meets on the second Monday evening of the month, 7pm at the
Towanda Community Building, September through June. If interested in
more information about Towanda HCE or this meeting and program, contact
Cindy, 309-663-4796 or Robin Pearson, 815-579-1650.
The Towanda Seniors will meet at noon on
September 10th, at the Community Building for a potluck dinner.
Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and their own table
service. Lou Summers and Leatha Crosier will serve as hostesses.
If you have any questions, please call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769.
Busy Bees 4-H
The Towanda Busy Bees will kick off the
2014-15 4H year with a meeting on September 16th, at 6:30pm, at the
Towanda Community Building. The focus for the club this year is Home
and Family. 4H is open to all youth ages 8 through 18 by September
1, 2014. Clover buds is available for children 5 to 7 and meets at
the same time as the 4H club. Towanda Busy Bees meets nearly every
3rd Tuesday of the month and is open to new members. For more
information contact: Martha Rients at 728-2178 or
Bible study on Tuesday nights at 6pm.
FBC would like to invite you to our potluck on the 21st. We are
welcoming in our new pastor, Jack Moody. Come and fellowship with
us. Potluck following service at 11:30.
This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 4
motor vehicle accidents, 2 EMS calls, 1 vehicle fire, 1 down power line
and 2 mutual aid calls for a total of 10 calls. Year to date TFD has
ran 103 calls. During the month of August we continued to train on auto
extrication and live fire attack.
Your Towanda Firefighters made a visit to the Eastview Christian Church
Autism Vacation Bible School. We had dinner with the kids and showed
them how to spray water and gave them a tour of the fire truck.
Towanda Fire also sent a crew to Normal to help with coverage of their
headquarters station. Wile the NFD firefighters mourned the loss of
one of their own in a Line of Duty Death. We would like to thank the
6 TFD firefighters that took time off from work to volunteer for this duty
and to those Towanda firefighters that represented Towanda at the funeral.
Along with our regular scheduled Wednesday training meetings, we now have
added a Pump Operation training night on the 2nd Monday night of the month
during the summer.
Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or a firefighter?
Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm and the
last Monday night of the month for our station work night/business meeting
or contact Chief Brett Lueschen at 728-2353.
Follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment. Or our web page at
TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.
The Towanda District Library invites you
to attend a celebration that recognizes the people behind the history of
our community's library. Stories of "The People Who Made It Happen:
The History of the Towanda Library" will be presented by Linda Garbe at
1:30pm on Saturday, November 15th. The library's Anniversary
Celebration will include refreshments and a historic photo display.
We will document the event - to leave a record for those celebrating the
100th Anniversary of our local library.
Preschool Story Hours are
Wednesdays @ 10:30am: The new curriculum for our weekly Story Hours
is called the Very Ready Reader Program. This research-based
age-appropriate curriculum is filled with activities that foster child
Girls and Guys Nights Out:
Fourth and Fifth Graders are invited to special activity evenings at the
library. Students are escorted to the library by library staff at
3:30 and must be picked up by 4:30. Girls will make melted crayon
art at a session that begins right after school on Wednesday, October 1.
Guys will create mini-robots on Thursday, October 2nd. Parental
permission forms must be on file at the library prior to the event.
Read to Dogs - Tuesday Evenings @
5:30 to 6:30: An added attraction this year - besides reading
for 15 minutes to a dog, the librarian will read aloud one of the Rebecca
Caudill Award Books about Zasha a World War II dog. This is
one way for elementary students to read another award-winning book -
without ever turning a page! Besides, it's more fun to read with a
group! Sessions run October 7th to November 18th. Call to
reserve a spot.
Unit 5 Website
4th of July Website