Upcoming Events in
Towanda District Library
April 2: Eggs and Chicks, April 9: Bunnies, April 16:
National Library Week Bouquets, April 23: Sheep, April 30:
Money Smart Week Events: Saturday, April 5 @ 10:30:
Money Smart Kids - games, stories, prizes, Monday, April 7 @ 3:30:
Finances for Women, Monday, April 7 @ 4:45: Make Food Your Medicine,
Save Money Too by licensed nutritionist Julie Dostel.
Lights, Camera, Action! Make your own Book Trailers!
Wednesday, April 9 @ 3:45: Those in the 4th and 5th Grade Book Club
may create their own Book Trailer. We will record the book talks and
then post them to Facebook (with parent permission), encouraging others to
read your favorite books!
Volunteer Recognition Open House: Thursday, April 10 @ 4 to
7: Invitations have been mailed for this drop-in event. View
ongoing photo show of library supporters and volunteers. Meet and
greet the Library Board. Enjoy appetizers. Receive a token of
National Library Week: April 13 thru 19: Fine Free Week.
Ask to have your current fines forgiven. If all of your items are
returned, the fines will be eliminated. Look under the couches!
Look under the car seats! Return all overdue items!
Tuesday, April 15 @ 5 and Saturday, April 19 @ 1: Windows 8
Demonstration with Q&A. The library's tech support staff person
guides you and answers your questions.
April 23 @ 3:45: 4th & 5th Grade Bulldog Book Club discusses
award-winning Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. (revised date
because of school snow day in March)
Red Carpet Corridor Committee
Meetings will be held
on April 4 & 24 at 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.
The Towanda American
Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, April 6th from 7:30 -11am.
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 fish dinner on Friday, April 18th, from 5 to 7.
Dinner will include fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink for
$9. Please note the dinner will be a week later this month due to
the Lions Club Ham and Bean dinner on April 11th.
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, April 17th at 7 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.
Everyone is welcome
to join us at 9am on Monday, April 7, for coffee and a snack at the
Towanda Community Building.
The Towanda Lions Club will meet at
6:30pm on Thursday, April 10, at the community building. The Towanda
Lions Club will offer its annual Ham & Bean Dinner at the community
building from 4:30 to 7pm on Friday, April 11, 2014. Tickets are $6
at the door, or they may be purchased for $5 in advance from any Lions
Club member. Dinner will include all-you-can-eat ham and beans,
cornbread, beverage and dessert. An alternative meal will be a
hotdog, chips, beverage, and dessert. Children ages 11 and under
will eat free when accompanied by an adult. Carry outs are
The Towanda Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April
19, 2014, at the community building and village park. Registration
begins at 9:30am and the egg hunt will begin at 10am.
The Towanda Seniors will meet at noon on
April 9th, at the community building for a potluck dinner. Members
are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and their own table service.
Helen Guth and Beverly Meginnes will be hostesses. The calendars are
here and will be distributed at the meeting. If you have any
questions please call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769. Reminder:
Community Birthday/Anniversary Calendars are still available for $1 at the
Village Clerk's Office.
The Towanda Home and Community Education
Unit will meet on April 14, 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.
Kathleen Emery will be giving the program about cutting food costs and the
fact find about fenugreek, a plant of the legume family. Hostesses
are Leatha Poshard and Cindy Jacobs.
All County HCE members and guests are welcome to attend the following
programs and workshops: Apr 8, 9 - 12, Card Making class, free, Barb
at 309-242-6187; Apr 21, 9 - 12, HCE Comfort Quilts and 1 - 4pm and
Children's dresses and shorts workshop, Eileen at 309-533-1135; Read &
Share, Playing with the Enemy by Gary Moore to be discussed, LaVonne at
309-661-6391. These county programs are free and held at Evergreen
FS Auditorium, 402 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington. A free cultural
enrichment activity will be Apr 15, 1 - 4pm, "History at the Museum," at
the McLean County Museum, 200 N Main, BLoomington. Call Eileen at
309-533-1135 with questions.
Guests are cordially invited to attend our meetings. Call Robin
Pearson, 815-579-1650 or Cindy Kelley, 309-663-4796 for more information
about Towanda HCE.
Come worship with us Thursday, April
17th at 6, as we observe the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ in our Maundy Thursday service. April 20th is Easter Sunday,
join us in our Kids Club breakfast at 9:15 followed by Easter Sunday
service. Love God, Love Each other, Minister to People.
Busy Bees 4-H
The Towanda Busy Bees 4H club met
Tuesday, March 18th. The program for the month was recycling.
They used old t-shirt to construct reusable bags. New techniques for
sewing were learned including zig zag and french seams. All members
present were excited to take home a new bag and try their new skills!
The Towanda Busy Bees would like to thank everyone who has supported their
fundraiser through Schwan's. The club has raised nearly $300 to go
toward programming and annual dues.
The Towanda Busy Bees and the Towanda Home Community and Education group
will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 24. Please mark
your calendars now! The need for blood donors is always urgent
especially in the summer months. The Towanda Busy Bees welcomes new
members at all of their meetings. For more information contact:
Martha Rients 728-2178.
Area Garage Sales
Want to share advertising cost (and
benefit from a "built-in" crowd)? Plan to hold your sale during the
Rte 66 Red Carpet Corridor Event. This year's dates are May 1 - 4
(Thursday - Sunday). To be included on the list of area sales,
please provide ~ by Wednesday, April 23: Sale location, Contact
information (phone & email), Days and times of your sale (you do not need
to have your sale each day), List of items (include as much as you like,
in priority order, and depending on space available, they will be listed
on the flyer and by category in the Pantagraph ad), $7 fee (for flyers,
Pantagraph ads), checks payable to Gail Ann Briggs. Email info. to
(preferred) or send to 112 Hunt St, Towanda, IL 61776.
Call (728-2187) with questions. Anyone with items they particularly
want to sell may want to take out an individual ad as well.
This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 6
EMS calls, 3 Accidents, 2 other calls, for a total of 11 calls.
Other calls are calls such as; CO detectors, down power lines, fuel
spills. Year to date TFD has ran 49 calls.
During the month of March, we added 3 new firefighters. We would
like to welcome Miguel Gomez, Gabriel Gomez, and Carl Franklin to the
Interested in joining the department? Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd,
and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm or contact Chief Brett Lueschen at
During the Month of March, your Towanda Firefighters took an 8 hour course
on hazardous materials. This class was taught by an instructor from
the U of I Fire Service Institute. We now have 16 state certified
Hazardous Material Awareness firefighters.
On March 14 & 15; Your Towanda Fire Department had 10 members complete
their driving practicals and are now certified by the State of Illinois
Fire Marshal's Office as Fire Service Vehicle Operators. This
class consisted of 8 hours of classroom and a road course with 19
different driving skills.
Check out our new webpage at TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org. A great
big thanks for Firefighter/EMT Brad Dyson for leading this effort!
Enhancements will continue to come on line in the weeks to come! You
can also follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment.
Unit 5 Website
4th of July Website