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103 S Jefferson St
PO Box 213
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2811
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Towanda District Library

Story Hours:  April 2:  Eggs and Chicks, April 9:  Bunnies, April 16:  National Library Week Bouquets, April 23:  Sheep, April 30:  Butterflies.
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 our appreciation.
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.

American Legion

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.

Coffee Group

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 available. 
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.

Baptist Church

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.

Fire Department

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 department.
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 728-2353.
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 or  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.





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