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103 S Jefferson St
PO Box 213
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2811
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Community Information

Long time Towanda resident Fannie Livingston celebrated her 100th birthday on August 10, 2014.  In recognition of this milestone the community is collecting donations to plant a tree in her honor.  If you would like to contribute, please send your donations to: 

Fannie Livingston's Centenarian Tree Fund
C/O Virginia Lowery
100 Miriam Way
Towanda, IL  61776

An updated Towanda Area Organizations Directory is in progress.  Please provide changes to Gail Ann Briggs at rgbriggs@frontiernet.net or 728-2187.  The current directory is on the bulletin boards at the post office and library.  It is also on the Village Website.

Area Garage Sales

September 4th - 6th (Thu - Sat) Towanda Area Garage Sales in Indian Creek, Lamplighter and Village - see flyer that is available at Kick's, FS Station, Library and Village Office, for locations, times and items for sale.

American Legion

The Towanda American Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, September 7th, 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 pork chop dinner on Friday, September 12th, from 5 to 7.  Dinner will include pork chop sandwich, au gratin potatoes, 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, September 18th 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 Wagner at 287-7861.
Hope everyone has noticed how nice the ramp at the Legion looks.  Several people took advantage of it at the last dinner.  The Legion appreciates all of the financial support from the community.  We are still short of our goal and continue to accept donations for this project.

Village News

Reminder:  A 50 cent per month increase for Garbage & Recycle service is effective with the August bill.  This increase was included in the Village's contract with Casali and Son's Disposal Service.

The next Village Board Meeting will be on Monday, September 8th, at 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.

HCE

The Towanda unit of the Association for Home and Community Education will meet on Monday, September 8th, at 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.  Cindy Kelley will give the program on "The importance of Garlic in our diets."  Refreshments are served and the public is invited to attend our meeting.  Cindy Kelley and Bev Hornickel are hostesses. 
We welcome guests to attend any of these programs.  The Towanda HCE usually meets on the second Monday evening of the month, 7pm at the Towanda Community Building, September through June.  If interested in more information about Towanda HCE or this meeting and program, contact Cindy, 309-663-4796 or Robin Pearson, 815-579-1650.

Seniors

The Towanda Seniors will meet at noon on September 10th, at the Community Building for a potluck dinner.  Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and their own table service.  Lou Summers and Leatha Crosier will serve as hostesses.  If you have any questions, please call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769.

Busy Bees 4-H

The Towanda Busy Bees will kick off the 2014-15 4H year with a meeting on September 16th, at 6:30pm, at the Towanda Community Building.  The focus for the club this year is Home and Family.  4H is open to all youth ages 8 through 18 by September 1, 2014.  Clover buds is available for children 5 to 7 and meets at the same time as the 4H club.  Towanda Busy Bees meets nearly every 3rd Tuesday of the month and is open to new members.  For more information contact:  Martha Rients at 728-2178 or Hrients@frontiernet.net.

Baptist Church

Bible study on Tuesday nights at 6pm.  FBC would like to invite you to our potluck on the 21st.  We are welcoming in our new pastor, Jack Moody.  Come and fellowship with us.  Potluck following service at 11:30.

Fire Department

This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 4 motor vehicle accidents, 2 EMS calls, 1 vehicle fire, 1 down power line and 2 mutual aid calls for a total of 10 calls.  Year to date TFD has ran 103 calls. During the month of August we continued to train on auto extrication and live fire attack. 
Your Towanda Firefighters made a visit to the Eastview Christian Church Autism Vacation Bible School.  We had dinner with the kids and showed them how to spray water and gave them a tour of the fire truck.
Towanda Fire also sent a crew to Normal to help with coverage of their headquarters station.  Wile the NFD firefighters mourned the loss of one of their own in a Line of Duty Death.  We would like to thank the 6 TFD firefighters that took time off from work to volunteer for this duty and to those Towanda firefighters that represented Towanda at the funeral.
Along with our regular scheduled Wednesday training meetings, we now have added a Pump Operation training night on the 2nd Monday night of the month during the summer.
Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or a firefighter?  Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm and the last Monday night of the month for our station work night/business meeting or contact Chief Brett Lueschen at 728-2353.
Follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment.  Or our web page at TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.

Library

The Towanda District Library invites you to attend a celebration that recognizes the people behind the history of our community's library.  Stories of "The People Who Made It Happen:  The History of the Towanda Library" will be presented by Linda Garbe at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 15th.  The library's Anniversary Celebration will include refreshments and a historic photo display.  We will document the event - to leave a record for those celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our local library.

Preschool Story Hours are Wednesdays @ 10:30am:  The new curriculum for our weekly Story Hours is called the Very Ready Reader Program.  This research-based age-appropriate curriculum is filled with activities that foster child brain development.

Girls and Guys Nights Out:  Fourth and Fifth Graders are invited to special activity evenings at the library.  Students are escorted to the library by library staff at 3:30 and must be picked up by 4:30.  Girls will make melted crayon art at a session that begins right after school on Wednesday, October 1.  Guys will create mini-robots on Thursday, October 2nd.  Parental permission forms must be on file at the library prior to the event.

Read to Dogs - Tuesday Evenings @ 5:30 to 6:30:  An added attraction this year - besides reading for 15 minutes to a dog, the librarian will read aloud one of the Rebecca Caudill Award Books about Zasha a World War II dog.  This is one way for elementary students to read another award-winning book - without ever turning a page!  Besides, it's more fun to read with a group!  Sessions run October 7th to November 18th.  Call to reserve a spot.

 

   

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Last Updated Monday September 01, 2014

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