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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, January 4th 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 $9.  There will be a steak dinner at the Legion on Friday, January 9th from 5 to 7.  Dinner will include steak, baked potato, salad, roll, drink and dessert for $12.

Legion, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will have their regular meeting on Thursday, January 15th 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.  Thank you for your continued support of the Legion and our Veterans.

Village News

The January Village Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 5th at 7pm in the board room at the community building.  The board will be voting on an update to the Liquor Ordinance which will include a pouring license for convenience stores/gas stations.  A pouring license is required for Fast Stop to be able to establish a Video Gaming area.

Winter weather is approaching.  Please make sure that you keep your garbage cans/bags back far enough that the snow plow will not hit them.

Towanda 4-H

The January meeting of the Towanda 4-H will be held on January 6th at 6:30pm at the Towanda Community Building.  4-H is open to everyone ages 5-19.  Our club themes for this year are Natural Resources & Environment and Technology & Engineering. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Schultz at 309-708-2137 or Jeanne Wager at 309-728-2852.

Library

Winter hours @ your library:  Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm; Tuesdays from 1pm to 7pm; Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 5pm; Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.  The library is open everyday after school.  Use your library card for 24/7 access to our World Book Encyclopedia.

RSACat:  The online catalog of Towanda District Library - plus 200+ other libraries - may be searched from your home 24/7.  You can see if this library owns an item or if the item is currently on the shelf before making your drive to the library.  RSACat shows the shelf-status of items in all surrounding libraries - except Bloomington Library.

Story Hours @ 10:30 each Wednesday:  January 7th - Birds, the letter B and read a Big Book; January 14th - Ducks, the letter D and shapes games; January 21st - Owls, the letter O and puppet play; January 28th - Pigeons, the letter P and make cheerios bird feeder.

Tax Workshop @ 4 on Monday, January 12th:  Lula Zimmermann, an H&R tax representative shares tax information and answers questions you my have.

Crochet, Knit, Felt Group @ 5 each Tuesday:  This group continues to grow and to share project ideas.

Bull Dog Book Club @ 3:30 on Wednesday, January 14th:  Discuss Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.  How many cranes can you fold?

HCE

The Towanda Home and Community Education group will meet on Monday, January 12, 2015, 7pm at the Towanda Community Building.  The program "Where do I want to live when I grow up?" will be presented by Clara Lehan.  This lesson informs us of living options as we grow older and our needs change.  The fact find is on Plantains, a tropical fruit that looks like the banana.  Hostesses are Pat Pulokas and Sandy Whalen.  This is also our annual snowman meeting where members and guests may bring or wear snowmen items to show and tell.  We have some very memorable items brought every year.  Contact Robin Pearson for more information (815-579-1650).

Other HCE county activities include an embroidery workshop on January 12th, 1 to 4pm at Culvers on Hershey Road.  RSVP to Edna (309-662-5520) by January 5th for supplies and fee information.  There is a card making class on Tuesday, January 13th from 9 to 12 at Miller Park Pavilion, Bloomington.  You can make cards from scratch or from used cards.  These cards are sent to the soldiers for their own use.  Contact Barb (309-242-6187) for more information.

The McLean County Extension has moved.  Their new address is 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, south of Veterans Parkway.  Free classes will be held there on January 19th, 9 to 12 at Comfort Quilts, Eileen (309-533-1135); Hats, scarves, gloves for children workshop, 1 to 4pm, Barb (309-242-6187).  On January 26th, Dr. Kirk Noraian DDS will present a free program, "The silent killer of teeth".  For more information contact Joann (309-310-9205).  The public is invited to all meetings of the Towanda Unit and county HCE activities.

Busy Bees 4-H

Towanda Busy Bees 4-H will be meeting at the community building on Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30pm.  New members and guests are always welcome.  For more information, contact Martha Rients at 309-728-2178.

Baptist Church

Start the New Year with your friends at the First Baptist Church of Towanda.  All are welcome, come as you are.

Fire Department

Your Towanda Fire Department had 140 calls in 2014.  This month your Towanda Fire Department ran 4 EMS calls and 1 Mutual Aid call for a total of 5 calls.  Fire FF Killian, FF Hotlz & Lt. McConnell attended an 8 hour Illinois Fire Service Institute course on confined space/trench and water rescue and are now certified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal to the Awareness Level.  FF Welborn completed his Firefighter II course and is now a State Certified Firefighter by the Office of the State Fire Marshal; making 75 percent of TFD firefighters State Certified Firefighters.

During our December training meeting all Towanda firefighters completed their physical agility test.  Which is a 5 station agility test that includes climbing a ladder and dragging 50 feet of fire hose 50 ft., all while wearing full turn out gear and a SCBA air pack.

Beginning in January 2015, TFD will move our training nights to Tuesday at 6:30.  TFD was the only department in the county that met on Wednesday nights.  We hope this will enable us to training more closely with our neighboring departments.

Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or a Firefighter?  Contact Chief Brett Lueschen at 728-2353.  Follow us on Facebook @ TowandaFireDepartment or our web page at TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.

Faith in Action

Faith in action of Bloomington-Normal (FIA) is an interfaith not-for-profit ministry that provides practical services to adults age sixty and over by coordinating volunteers to meet their nonmedical needs.  Driving seniors to medical appointments and grocery shopping form a major part of Faith in Action's efforts.  Efforts are now underway to expand FIA services to Towanda, including its subdivisions and rural residents.  There is no cost and services are provided regardless of the senior's financial circumstances.

A steering committee of Towanda residents has been formed:  Denny Redick, Bob Hancock, Sherry Shipley, Lyle and Mary Merritt, Gail Ann Briggs, Randy and Robin Pearson, Connie Priess, Kay Liebenow, Judy Schulthes and Debbie Kinsella.  Members of the steering committee are available to answer questions.  Interested persons are invited to contact a member of the steering committee or the FIA office to learn more.  FIA is located in Normal and can be reached at 309-827-7780.  Its website is www.bnfia.org.  An orientation for new volunteers will take place at the Towanda Community Building at a date and time to be announced soon.  For additional information or to register for volunteer orientation, please contact Faith in Action's Volunteer Coordinator, Carolyn Wetzel at 309-827-7780 or carolynw@bnfia.org.

 

   

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