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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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment. Or our web page at
TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.
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