Upcoming Events in
The American Legion
will have a breakfast on Sunday, December 1st, 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 steak
dinner on Friday, December 13th, from 5 to 7. Dinner will include
steak, baked potato, salad, roll, drink and dessert for $11.
Thank you for your
continued support of the Legion and our Veterans.
Come to the Community
Building on Monday, December 2nd, at 9am for donuts, coffee and fellowship.
Everyone is welcome.
Red Carpet Corridor
The Red Carpet Corridor Committee will
have a meeting on December 5th, at the community building. The
committee has purchased new Route 66 shirts this year. Choice of
colors are black, white and pink with a new logo. The prices range
from $13 - $14 and would make a great Christmas gift. If interested
in purchasing the new shirts, please call Sharon at 728-2169 or Susie at
728-2195. Also the committee bought and installed two new Route 66
"Dead Man's Curve" signs on W. Jackson Street. Be sure and check
The Towanda 4-H annual Christmas
party/meeting is being held on Friday, December 6th, 2013, at 5:30pm at
the Towanda Community Building. We will be having a pizza party
gathering following caroling at Mercy Creek Nursing home in Normal, IL.
The Towanda 4-H club is open to boys and
girls from ages 8 - 18 by September 1st. Clover Buds are for kids
ages 5 - 7. For more information, contact Kathy Schultz at
309-728-2137 or Jeanie Wager at 309-728-2852.
Towanda District Library
Tag - You're It! Supplies and
instructions for making 6 holiday gift tags and one card will be provided
by Corinne Aberling of Stampin' Up!. Cost is $5. Please
pre-register at the library by Friday, December 6th. Go home with
colorful tags complete and ready for gifts.
Board Vacancy: There is currently
a vacancy on the Towanda District Library Board. If you are
interested in applying for the position, please draft a letter and submit
it to Library Director, Karen Bersche at 301 South Taylor Street in
Committee of the Whole Meeting of
Towanda Library Board on Tuesday, December 10th, from 6 to 7:30pm.
Discussion Topic: Long-Range Planning.
Library Closings: The library is
closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year's Eve and New
Year's Day. The library may occasionally close for inclement
weather. Watch the library website.
Story Hours - Favorite Author's
Free-for-All: December 4th: Jan Thomas; December 11th:
Mo Willems; December 18th: David Shannon; December 25th the library
Online Orders Arriving Faster:
Starting Monday, November 4th, Towanda District Library began
3-day-per-week delivery of your Inter-library Loan items requested via
RSACat - the online catalog of RAILS Library System. If you order
online via RSACat, you can now expect a phone call or text on Monday,
Wednesday, or Friday -- announcing that your item is ready for pick-up at
our library. The goal is 2-day turn-around time of your requests.
Inter-library Loan traffic at our library has increased significantly --
warranting more delivery dates per week for you - our valued customers.
Note: RSACat includes collections from 200+ surrounding libraries.
Normal Public Library participates in this cooperative online arrangement
- Bloomington Public Library does not.
Santa will be making a visit to the
Towanda Community Building on Saturday, December 7th, from 8:30 to 10:30
am. Come have breakfast with Santa. There will be donuts,
juice, coffee, pictures and other goodies. Everyone is welcome!
The Towanda Home and Community Education
group will meet for their Christmas Party Potluck on Monday, December 9th,
at 6:30pm at the Towanda Community Building. Attendees should bring
a dish to pass and a $10 gift exchange if you wish to participate.
You may also make a donation to the Brotherhood Tree. Meat, drinks
and table service will be provided. Christmas Bingo will be played.
For more information or to RSVP by December 7th to Clara Lehan, Bev
Hornickel and Sharon Joplin. Come for a festive time!
Towanda HCE is on the committee for the
County HCE Holiday Party which takes place on Saturday, December 14th at
the Ozark House, 704 McGregor St, Bloomington. A "Madrigal" Morning
will begin with make it, take it workshops at 9:30am and the entertainment
of U-High Madrigals at 10:30am. A hot lunch buffet will follow.
$15 tickets for members and their guests should RSVP by December 9th to
Cindy Kelley, 309-663-4796. Join us for this "Madrigal" morning!
The Towanda Seniors will meet at 11:30
on December 10th (Tuesday), for their monthly meeting at Shannon's
Restaurant in Bloomington. If you have any questions, please call
Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769.
The Towanda Lions Club will meet at 6pm
on December 12, 2013, at Swinger's Grill. Spouses are included for
this holiday dinner and meeting.
Busy Bees 4-H
The Towanda Busy Bees will be meeting on
Tuesday, December 17th, at 6:30pm. The program will be talks and
demos and it is Annual Awards Night.
The Towanda Busy Bees will be holding a
Fundraisr through Schwans-Cares.com now through January 15th.
Supporting the fundraiser is easy, all you need to do is order Schwans
products to be delivered to your home online through the Towanda Busy Bees
link at Schwans-Cares.com. The club is trying to raise $500 to
assist with yearly dues, take field trips to local agriculture sites and
to do more community service.
The Towanda Busy Bees will also be
ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Krogers on College Avenue from 6
to 8pm on December 20th. Please be sure to drop a little something
in the kettle if you are shopping that evening.
If you have any questions about the
Towanda Busy Bes 4-H club, please contact Martha Rients at 728-2178 or
Fourth of July Planning Group
The group will meet in the board room at
the community building on Monday, January 27th, at 7pm to begin making
plans for the July 4, 2014, event in Towanda. People are needed to
help with publicity, fundraising, the parade and flea market. Please
come with ideas about how you can help make the 46th Annual Celebration an
event to remember.
Towanda Elementary: PTO
Meeting December 2nd, in the school library at 7pm. K-2 Music
Program will be December 12th, in the school gym.
Unit 5 Superintendent Search
Information: An Online Survey will be available on
from November 25th to December 6th, 2013, to gather information about the
characteristics the public would like to see in the new Superintendent.
NCHS Madrigal performance information
One-Hour Late Starts in Unit 5:
Wednesday, December 11th, January 15th & January 29th
No School in Unity 5:
December 21st through January 5th - winter break inclusive, Monday,
January 20th - Martin Luther King's birthday observance
Unit 5 Website
4th of July Website