Upcoming Events in
on November 1st from 10am to 2pm
Get your holiday shopping lists ready! Plan to attend the
FRIENDS of Towanda Library "Cup of Christmas Tea" holiday shopping event
with proceeds benefiting the library. FRIENDS provide warm drinks
and home-made cookies as you shop and browse. Each vendor/artist
provides a Door Prize - so you may be one of the lucky winners!
These local artists and vendors offer their works and wares for you
Stan and Janetta Bauer's Alpaca Wool Art, FELT by Kara Kirchner, NORWEX,
Pampered Chef by Annette Hancock, Original Bead Work by Betsy Thompson, 31
Gifts with monogrammed items, Tastefully Simple, Stella and Dot, Scentsy
Candles, Origami Owl Jewelry
you are invited:
75th Anniversary of the Library, 25th Anniversary of Library Building,
Saturday, November 15th from 1 to 3pm. 1:30 Presentation by Linda
Garbe The People Who Made It Happen: The History of Towanda
Library Library Board Members will be honored in this local
history presentation and powerpoint. Refreshments will be served.
November 5th: Who Is In Your Family? November 12th: Gift
for Grandparents November 19th: What Do Families Do Together?
November 26th: Thanksgiving
Read to Dogs - Tuesday Evenings @ 5:30 to 6:30 in October and
November for elementary students. Call library to pre-register for
your 15 minutes appointment of one-on-one time with a certified therapy
dog and its owner. Read-Aloud Time at 6pm Tuesday Evenings in
October and November for elementary students. Hear a librarian read
chapters from Rebecca Caudill Nominee Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow in
which a young boy finds a dog after World War II when it can be dangerous
to keep the dog.
4th & 5th Grade Bulldog Book Club meets right after school on
Wednesday, November 12th. The book for this month is Charlie Joe
Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald.
TOWANDA READS Adult Book Club meets at 5:30 on Tuesday, November
11th. The book this month is The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard
The Towanda American
Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, November 2nd, 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 pork chop dinner on Friday, November 14th from 5 to 7.
Dinner will include pork chop sandwich, French fries, baked bean, 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, November 20th, 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 November meeting
of the Towanda 4-H will be held November 4th, at Christ Lutheran Church,
on the corner of Hershey and Ft. Jesse Road. The topic of the
meeting will be gun safety. Towanda 4-H is open to anyone from 5yrs
to 19yrs old. We invite everyone to join us for our regular monthly
meetings on the first Tuesday of every month.
Red Carpet Corridor
The RCC will have a
meeting on November 6th at 7pm.
Towanda Home and
Community Education unit will be meeting on Monday, November 10th at 7pm
at the Towanda Community Building. The program, BUZZ on BEES will be
presented by Bev Hornickel. She will also present the fact find on
the vanilla bean. Mary Lu Payton and Cherry Trent are hostesses.
Guests are cordially invited to attend. Call Cindy Kelley for more
information about this meeting at 309-663-4796.
Members are preparing
to participate in the HCE "Attic Treasures" and Bake Sale on Sat., Nov.
1st, 8am to 2pm at the Evergreen FS Building, 402 N Hershey Rd,
Bloomington. McLean County HCE have many programs and workshops as
follows - Monday, Nov. 10th, 1-4pm, Decorated Tree Napkin, set of 4
workshop, supplies/RSVP/Fee by Nov. 3rd, Edna 309-662-5520. Tuesday,
Nov 11, 9am - 12pm, Card Making workshop, call for more info to Barb
309-242-6187. On Monday, Nov 17: 9am - 12pm - Comfort Quilts, Eileen
309-533-1135; 1-4pm hats, scarves & gloves for children workshop, Barb
309-242-6187; 2-3:30pm Read & Share, the book, "Marmie & Louisa" by Eve
LaPlante, info - LaVonne 309-661-6391. On Nov 24, 1-3pm, Pam
Atkinson, Family & Consumer Economics Educator, will present a free
program, "Where do I want to live when I grow up," Joann 309-310-9205.
All these county programs are held at Evergreen FS Inc, 402 N. Hershey Rd,
Bloomington and are free except the Napkin Workshop on Nov 11th. The
public is welcome to all meetings. Call the representative for more
Towanda HCE meets on
the 2nd Monday of the month, September through June, usually at the
Towanda Community Building. We are an educational group that also
participates in many community service projects. We invite you to
attend on e of our programs to learn more about our world. Contact
Robin Pearson for information about Towanda HCE at 815-579-1650 or
The Towanda Seniors will meet at 11:30
on November 12th for their monthly meeting at Olive Garden Restaurant in
Bloomington. If you have any questions please call Beverly Meginnes
Operation Christmas Child is under way.
If you would like details or a place to drop off your shoebox (by Nov.
16th) visit the First Baptist Church. Sunday School 9:30 Service
10:15 Love God, love Each Other, Minister to People.
Busy Bees 4-H
Towanda Busy Bees 4-H will be meeting at
the community building on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30pm. New
members and guests are always welcome. For more information contact
Martha Rients at 309-728-2178.
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Santa will be making a visit to the Towanda Fire Department on Saturday,
December 13th from 9=11am. Come have breakfast with Santa.
There will be donuts, juice, coffee and other goodies. Bring your
camera! Everyone is welcome!
This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 4
motor vehicle accidents, 4 EMS calls and 3 mutual aid calls for a total of
11 calls. Year to date TFD has ran 125 calls. During the month
of October your Towanda Firefighters participated in the code red and fire
drill at the grade school. TFD also visited the grade school during
fire prevention week to talk about fire safety and show the kids around
our trucks. You can watch our visit at the school by going to the
following TV 10 link
TFD also met with the Towanda Cub Scout Troop and two area daycares.
If you would like the Towanda Fire Dept to visit your organization or
local work place or to arrange a tour of the Firehouse please contact
Chief Lueschen at 728-2353. The heating season is here, please
change your batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure your have a
working CO2 detector. If you would like us to check either one or
have questions, again please feel free to contact Chief Lueschen or call
or stop by the firehouse any Wednesday night. TFD firefighters
Welborn, Gomez and Holtz attend an 8 hour live fire burn at the U of I
burn tower in Champaign along with 25 other firefighters from around the
state. LT McConnell and FF Grussing made the trip to Emmitsburg,
Maryland to represent Towanda Fire Dept at the National Fallen
Firefighters Memorial to honor local fallen Hudson Firefighter Chris
Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or a Firefighter?
Come see us on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays 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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