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103 S Jefferson St
PO Box 213
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2811
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Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Towanda will be 5 to 8pm on Friday, October 31st.  Please have your porch light on if you are ready for trick-or-treaters!

American Legion

The Towanda American Legion will be have a breakfast on Sunday, October 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.
There will be a fish dinner on Friday, October 10th, from 5 to 7pm.  Dinner will include fish, French fries, roll, 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, October 16th, 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 Wager at 287-7861.

Towanda 4-H

The October meeting will be held the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Towanda Community building at 6:30pm.  We will be choosing our club theme, explaining our Talks and Demonstrations and showing some of our fair projects.  4H is open to anyone age 5 to 19.  Please join us for a fun year.


The Towanda Seniors will meet at 11:30am at Shannon's Restaurant in Bloomington for a mean and short meeting on Wednesday, October 8th.  If you have any questions or you know ahead of time that you will not be attending let Beverly know at 728-2769.  If you have any other questions call me at the same number.


Story Hours at 10:30 each Wednesday Morning: 
October 1st - Scarecrow Puppet Play in the Puppet Theater, October 8th - Pumpkin Harvest, October 15th - Make An Indian Corn Door Decoration, October 22nd - Apples and Apple Seeds, October 29th - A Fall Harvest of Shapes

Is Your Yard Ready for a Polar Vortex? (If we get one this winter) -- Hear tips for preparing your yard for winter.  See photos for one-of-a-kind perennials.  Randy Pearson will also offer advice on winter composting at this October 23rd workshop at 4:30.

4th & 5th Grade Girl's Night Out on October 1st - Melted Crayon Art.  Parents must sign permission slip before September 30th for this after-school event.

4th & 5th Grade Guy's Night Out on October 2nd - Make a Mini-Robot!  Parents must sign permission slip before September 30th for this after-school event.

Fourth Annual Artist/Vendor Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ Towanda District Library -- Sponsored by FRIENDS of Towanda District Library.  Do your holiday shopping -- while supporting your library and local artists/vendors.

Read to Dogs - Tuesday Evenings @ 5:30 to 6:30 in October and November for Elementary Students.  Pre-register for your 15-minute appointment of one-on-one time with a certified therapy dog and its owner.  Parents' signatures required for participants.  Read-Aloud Time at 6:00 - listen to the librarian read you a chapter-book dog story - Saving Zasha, a Caudill Award nominee.

25th Anniversary of Library BUILDING  Saturday, November 15th 1 to 3pm
Presentation by Linda Garbe at 1:30
The People Who Made it Happen:  History of Towanda's Library
Refreshments  Photo Display


The Towanda Home and Community Education group will meet for their monthly meeting on Monday, October 13th, 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.  The program, "Cooking with fresh vegetables" will be given by Joyce Theobald.  The fact find on the sunflower will be presented by Leatha Poshard.  Hostesses, Debbie Kinsella and Dorothy Jones will be welcoming you, your guests and the general public to this meeting.  Call Cindy Kelley, 309-663-4796 for more information about this meeting.  Other activities we will participate in will be a Dump Cooking class on October 13th, 1 to 4pm at the Extension Office, 402 N. Hershey, Bloomington.  Call Edna, 662-5520 to RSVP and fees by October 9th.  All supplies will be provided.  International Study of Germany will take place on Thursday, October 16th, 6 to 9pm at the Extension Office.  RSVP if possible by October 9th to Karen, 828-9559.  Towanda Unit will be bringing one of the foods to be tasted.  Joyce and Bob Bishop will be speaking of their many trips to Germany.  Everyone is invited to attend this interesting study of Germany and taste many varied foods.  All HCE activities are open to the public.

October is HCE month in McLean County and Towanda HCE will have a display at the Towanda Library all month to showcase the many programs HCE will be having during the year.

All are invited to attend any of our unit meetings or any workshops or meetings in the county.  Call Robin Pearson, 815-579-1650 for information about the Towanda HCE Unit.

Busy Bees 4-H

The Towanda Busy Bees will meet on October 21st, at 6:30pm for a Fall Family Potluck at the Towanda Community Building.  4H is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 by September 1st of 2014.  Cloverbuds is available for children ages 5 to 7.  New members and visitors are welcome.  For more information contact:  Martha Rients 728-2178.

Baptist Church

Join us for Tuesday night Bible Study at 6pm.  Come join the First Baptist Church for its annual Trunk or Treat.  This year it will be at the First Baptist Church instead of the community building.  All are welcome for snacks and refreshments along with filling those bags with great treats.

Fire Department

This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 1 motor vehicle accident, 7 EMS calls, 1 vehicle fire, 1 misc call and 1 mutual aid calls for a total of 11 calls.  Year to date TFD has ran 114 calls.
The Annual Fire Truck Parade to start Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 5th.  Parade begins at 1:30pm at Franklin Park and ends at State Farm Corporate.  Truck will be there till 3pm for everyone to look at and enjoy.  Door prizes will be raffled off. 
During the month of September Firefighters Gomez, Welbourn and Egbers attended a 2 day training session on Grain Bin & AG Rescue.  Chief Lueschen and Asst. Chief Showalter attended a 2 day training session, hosted by the National Fire Academy, on Decision Making for the Initial Company Operations.
Towanda Fire Dept. is starting a Junior Firefighting program for 14 to 18 year olds.  If you are or know of someone that is interested in becoming a Junior Firefighter please contact Capt. Tom Wagner at 309-287-7861.  Student outside of the Towanda Fire Protection District are welcome to join. 
TFD would like to welcome our three newest members Daniel Godbey, Daniel Smith, the son of Bloomington Fire Dept. Capt. Gary and Michelle Smith, long time Towanda residents, and John Grussing, retired Normal Fire Dept. Asst. Chief and Training Officer.
Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or a firefighter?  Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm or contact Chief Brett Lueschen at 728-2353.
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