Upcoming Events in
Mayor Tom Wagner is
representing the McLean County Mayor's Association in the "20 Stars"
fundraising campaign. To support his efforts, please visit
The Annual Consumer
Confidence Report (CCR) is available in the Clerk's Office.
The Towanda HCE will
be holding their 21st annual SPAGHETTI SUPPER on Thursday, July 3 at the
Towanda Community Building. Serving times are 4:30 - 7pm.
Tickets are available from Cindy Kelley, 663-4796 or Pat Pulokas,
309-728-2118. Prices are 8yrs & older - $6; 2-7yrs - $4; under 2yrs
are free. Spaghetti, bread and salad are by Avanti's and there are
homemade desserts and drinks. Walk ins are welcome and carry out is
available. Come enjoy the food and preview the Towanda Flea Market.
10 year anniversary
party July 5th from 6 - 11pm. Appaloosa and the Boat Drunks are playing.
The Towanda Seniors
will meet at 12 noon on July 9th at the community building for a potluck
dinner. This month Helen Guth will be bringing Avanti's chicken and
everyone else can bring a covered dish and their own table service.
Beverly Meginnes will be bringing the drinks. 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.
Busy Bees 4-H
June has been a busy month for the
Towanda Busy Bees 4-H club. The club toured the Ropp Jersey farm
North of Normal on June 3rd. The members enjoyed seeing and petting
the young calves and even got to see milking in progress. Following
a tour of the farm, fresh ice cream was enjoyed by all.
The Towanda Busy Bees 4-H club and the
Towanda HCE held an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 24th.
They would like to thank all of the donors who came and made this drive a
success! Over 38 donors signed up to donate blood!
In July the Towanda Busy Bees will be
holding a regular meeting at the Towanda Community Building on July 15th
at 6:30pm. It will be project night. Members will be bringing
completed projects for the 4-H fair to share and also have time to ask for
help with any projects they have questions about. New members and
visitors are always welcome at the meetings for more information contact
Martha Rients at 309-728-2178.
This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 3
motor vehicle accidents, 1 EMS call, 2 brush fires, 1 odor investigation
and 2 downed power line calls for a total of 9 calls. Year to date
TFD has ran 70 calls. During the month of May, Bloomington Fire
Department's Deputy Chief came out and did a Self-Contained Breathing
Apparatus fit test on all of our firemen. This fit test is to ensure
that all firefighters' SCBA air masks fit correctly for interior
Firefighter Gabriel Gomez attended the
Natural Gas Firefighter class in Troy Grove, IL. This class is
sponsored by NICOR and is only offered to a limited number of firefighters
each year. Gabriel is just on e of several Towanda Firefighters who
have attended this class over the years.
Justin Long was named TFD EMS
coordinator to replace Jon Dassow. Jon is moving out of the
district, we would like to thank Jon for his years of dedicated service
and devotion to the fire department and to the citizens of the Towanda
Fire Protection District.
The Towanda Board of Trustees signed a 2
year agreement with an automatic renewal with the Town of Normal to
provide Advanced Life Support/Paramedic service to the fire protection
district 24 hours/7 days a week. Ensuring that if needed, you
will receive the highest possible level of care. Towanda Fire will
still be the first responding unit on all medical calls, with Normal Fire
Dept. providing ALS and transport service when required. Towanda
Fire Dept. will be hosting a concession stand during the July 3rd dance,
starting at 7:30pm. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, drinks and
walking tacos. Please support your fire department and come visit
our concession stand. Towanda Fire Dept. will be hosting the games
at the school yard on July 5th at 6pm.
Interested in becoming an Emergency
Medical Technician or a firefighter? Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd and
4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm or contact Chief Brett Lueschen at
728-2353. Check out our new webpage at TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.
You can also follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment.
The Legion is going to take the month of
July off. There will not be a breakfast or a dinner. There
will be a regular meeting on Thursday, July 17th.
Vacation Bible School will be July 20 -
25. Join us for a VBS a kick-off on the 19th. Come for fun,
food, music and the great message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our next monthly meeting is set for
Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm. Our meeting will be our Achievement
night. Members can display their project that they will be showing
at the McLean County Fair. Will also have talks and demonstrations
for any member that still needs to complete their requirement for the
year. Refreshments served by Towanda 4-H.
The Towanda Lions Club meets the 2nd
Thursday of every month at the community building at 6:30pm. The new
2014 Towanda Lions Club president is Jerry Bersche. Support Towanda
Lions on the 4th of July as they sell snow cones in the North Park.
The Towanda Lions Club is pleased to
announce that the Steve Liebenow Scholarship amount for 2014 again has
been increased to $1000. The Towanda Lions club is sponsoring a
$1000 scholarship for a 2014 High School college bound senior and/or
currently enrolled college student attending classes full time from the
Towanda area. This is a one-time scholarship not open to renewal.
Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:
1. The applicant must have a
Towanda mailing residence address.
2. Average grade of C verified by a high school transcript.
3. In 250 words or less, submit a letter of application containing a
brief biographical profile which includes your college plans, school
activities, community service activities and work history. Indicate
your plans for using the scholarship money and why you are deserving of
4. Submit 2 letters of recommendation: one from a teacher,
counselor or administrator, and one from a non-relative in the Towanda
5. Submit a copy of your fall 2014 class schedule of the
college/university you will be attending.
6. Letter of application, recommendations, transcript and class
schedule must be received by the Scholarship Committee Chairman by
September 15, 2014, Mail to:
Steve Liebenow Memorial
C/O Mr. Robert Hancock
7 Bent Tree Lane
Towanda, IL 61776
The Towanda Lions Club committee will
review all applications and select one scholarship winner. All
applicants will be notified by mail of the committee's choice. This
scholarship is offered in memory of Steve Liebenow, a long-time Lions Club
member, educator and community leader.
Towanda District Library
Paws to Read - Youth Summer Reading
Program July 7th at 5pm & July 9th at 10:30am: Earth's Best Friend:
The Ecology Action Center presentation - Fighting the Garbage Monster.
Make pet toys out of items you find around your house! July 14th at
5pm & July 16th at 10:30am: Wolves Howling at the Moon: Aaaaaahh
Ooooooh! Local artist, Aaron Yount, talks about his wolf art and about
wolves' lives in the wild. July 21st at 5pm & July 23rd at 10:30am:
Paws to Read Pizza party: Eat a little pizza while you prove what
you learned about taking care of pets and books in a jeopardy game!
Learn how to make shadow puppets. Play Animal Cracker Charades.
Win Prizes! Youth Weekly Reading Logs Qualify You for Prizes at the
end of the program. Read to Dogs - Tuesday evenings at 5 - 6:30pm.
Call library to pre-register.
Paws to Read - Adult Summer Reading Program Ecology Action Center:
Monday, July 7th at 5:30pm & Wednesday, July 9th at 11am: Learn more
about living green and the environment! Aaron Yount: Monday,
July 14th at 5:30pm & Wednesday, July 16th at 11am: Local artist
speaks about his art and his time in a wolf habitat. Displays of his
art/photos. Pet Open Mike Night: Tuesday, July 22nd at 5pm:
Share your favorite pet stories with your neighbors! Adults read to
earn tickets for chance at Grand Prizes of Kindle Fire or Tastefully
TOWANDA READS Book Discussion on Tuesday, July 8th at 5pm: We invite
all interested adults to join the discussion of One Summer by Bill Bryson
on Tuesday, July 8th at 5pm at the library. "Bryson's thesis is
simple - America in the summer of 1927 may not have realized it, but it
was taking its first steps as a world leader - in aviation, in economics,
in the arts, in sports, and in technology."
Unit 5 Website
4th of July Website