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103 S Jefferson St
PO Box 213
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2811
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Upcoming Events in Towanda


American Legion

The Towanda American Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, August 3rd 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, August 8th from 5 to 7.  Dinner will include pork chop sandwich, French fries, green beans, 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, August 21st at 7 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.

Coffee Group

Come join us on Monday, August 4th from 9 to 10:30 at the Towanda Community Building for coffee and fellowship.  The Coffee Group will meet the first Monday of each month from 9 to 10:30am.


The Towanda Seniors will meet at 12 noon on August 13th at the community building for a potluck dinner.  Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and their own table service.  Joe and Sharon Joplin will serve as hosts.  If you have any questions please call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769.

Unit 5

For registration information, the 2014-15 school calendar and other related school news, please check out the Unit 5 website The first day of school for students is Monday, August 18th. Please note: ~Students MUST have their immunizations before starting school!!  Unit 5 students will NOT be allowed to start school without the required immunizations.  Labor day is Monday, September 1st.  Students in Unit 5 do not attend school on Tuesday, September 2nd (Teacher Institute Day).

Fall Garage Sales

Want to share advertising cost.  This year's dates are September 4 - 6 (Thursday - Saturday). To be included on the list of area sales, please provide ~ by Wednesday, August 27:  Sale location, Contact information (phone & email), Days and times of your sale (you do not need to have your sale each day), List of items (include a much as you like, in priority order, and depending on space available, they will be listed on the flyer and by category in the Pantagraph ad), $7 fee (for flyers, Pantagraph ads), checks payable to Gail Ann Briggs.  Email info to (preferred) or Send to 113 Hunt St; Towanda IL  61776, Call (728-2187) with questions.  Anyone with items they particularly want to sell may want to take out an individual ad as well.

4th of July

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this year's parade the best one yet!!  More units, more variety, more floats, and more people than EVER before participated!  The Normalite (a small weekly newspaper), published a full page of photos taken by Heather (not Noelle) Lueschen in their July 18th issue.  Additionally, several other articles and photos were published in the weeks leading up to our Annual Celebration.  Copies can be obtained at their office, located at 1702 W College, Suite G, Normal.  Check out their website:

Rt. 66 Wednesday Weeders

Rt. 66 Wednesday Weeders would welcome others interested in helping make this community asset attractive to visitors.  We work one hour each Wednesday morning on the garden areas of this linear park.  Contact Mary Merritt at 728-2810 or Carol Myers at 728-2749 for more information.


August is Get Your Child Ready for School Month:  Visit our library for daily tips to get your children ready for the new school year!  Like our Facebook page, Towanda District Library, and follow us on twitter, at @towandalib to view the daily parenting tips.  Games and activities to help your child develop the skills he or she needs to start kindergarten will be available each day at the library!  Drop in each week to work on a different skill!...or to socialize with other children and parents.
Save the Date! - On Saturday, November 15th the library will celebrate 75 years as a library and 25 years in this library building.
Back to School Night - Watch for the library at Towanda Elementary School on August 14th from 6 to .  Readers are leaders!
Preschool Story Hours resume the Wednesday after Labor Day at 10:30am.  A comprehensive Early Literacy Program developed by leading scholars and organizations engaged in early literacy research will be the basis for our curriculum this year.  Come and enjoy the Very Ready Reader Program at our library.
Towanda Reads:  Interested readers are invited to join an open-to-the-public book discussion at 5 on Tuesday, September 9th.  September's selection is:  Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan.


The Towanda Home and Community Education wants to thank everyone for the great support you showed us by attending our 21st annual July 3rd Spaghetti Supper.  We served 317 ticket holders.  We appreciated the wonderful weather.  We received many rave reviews on the homemade desserts.  Our money earned from this money making project give us the funds to give back to the Towanda community and also to other good causes within McLean County.
The Towanda Unit of the Association for Home and Community Education usually meets each month, September through May at the community building on the second Tuesday of the month.  "HCE" is celebrating 96 years of excellence in educational programming.  Ten Towanda HCE members attended the 96th McLean County HCE Annual meeting last month at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center.  We plan special community service opportunities and invite our family and friends and the community area to join us and also to attend our monthly programs at the Towanda Community Building.
Our next meeting will be September 8th, 7pm.  The program will be "Why do we need garlic in our diet?"  We have hostesses serve light refreshments (delicious of course) at our meetings.  We welcome YOU to join us.  While most of us are women, we invite men to attend and learn along with us.  This organization is geared for everyone past 4-H age and it's often mentioned that HCE is like "adult 4-H".  We believe in life-long learning!
To learn more about Towanda HCE, please contact President, Cindy Kelley, 309-663-4796 or Membership Chair, Robin Pearson, 815-579-1650.

Baptist Church

Bible study Tuesday nights at 6.  We will be having our Sunday service in the park on the 17th of August at 10:15.  Come and worship with us.  FBC of Towanda will be looking to help kids get ready for school.  If you know of any kids in need of school supplies please contact Adam Wilson 531-4794 or Sandy Porter 728-2743.

Busy Bees 4-H

The Towanda Busy Bees are busy completing all of their 4-H projects for the fair!  The club met on July 15th for project night.  Members shared projects they had completed.  The fair is just around the corner running from July 30 through August 3.  The next meeting will be an end of the year celebration and records turn in at Pheasant Lanes, Bloomington on August 10th.  The first meeting for the 2014-15 year will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, 6:30pm at the Towanda Community Building.  Visitors and new members are always welcome.  4H is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18.  For children age 5 through 7 there is a Cloverbud program with special hands on activities geared toward this age group.  For more information please contact: Martha Rients 728-2178 or

Fire Department

This month your Towanda Fire Department ran 4 motor vehicle accidents, 6 EMS calls, 1 vehicle fire and 1 mutual aid structure fire for a total of 12 calls.  Year to date TFD has ran 93 calls.  During the month of July your Towanda Firemen hosted a 4 hours hands on training exercise on vehicle stabilization and extrication with Hudson Fire Department and Normal Fire Department #3 station engine crew.  This class was taught by an instructor from the U of I Fire Service Institute.  Several Towanda Firefighters also attend an 8 hour auto extrication workshop with Lexington Fire Department which was sponsored by U of I Fire Service Institute.  During our 4th Wednesday night training meeting we continued to practice what we had learned in our previous extrication training classes.  Towanda Fire would like to welcome our newest firefighter, Nick Holtz.  Nick is a graduate of the Bloomington High School BACC Jr. Firefighter program.  This program is taught by firefighters from Bloomington & Normal Fire Departments and earned Nick high school credits while teaching him a real life job experience.  Your Towanda Fire Department would like to thank everyone that stopped by our July 3rd concession stand and purchased a hotdog or a walking taco.  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.  Follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment.  Or our web page at or






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