Upcoming Events in
The December meeting
of the Towanda 4-H will be held on December 2nd at 6pm. We will meet
at the Towanda Community Building for County Awards and to practice the
carols that we will be singing at Mercy Creek. We will travel to
Mercy Creek where we will be singing Christmas Carols for the residents
then back to the community building for cocoa and cookies.
Towanda 4-H is open
to anyone ages 5 to 19. If you are interested, please join us or
contact Kathy Schultz at 309-728-2137 or Jeannie Wager at 309-728-2852.
Hours: December 3rd - Dressing for Cold Weather; December 10th -
Snow; December 17th - Animals in Winter.
Food for Fines: During December fines will be forgiven with
each donation of food brought to the library for Clare House. Each
donated item equals $1 toward your fines.
75th Anniversary of the Library: What an amazing turnout for
the celebration! Thanks to all who participated. View the
day's presentation on the Towanda Library's You Tube channel.
A donation from Hank Thomassen's children made the celebration possible.
Crochet, Knit, or Felt Group: This group continues to grow.
Join them at 5pm each Tuesday evening at the library. Informal come
& go - with lots of conversation and sharing of projects.
Encyclopedia Online: Are you using your library card to tap into
the library's online encyclopedia book icon on the TDL's website and use
it's resources for FREE. Many educational games for youth are also
on the World Book site. Another feature is a craft encyclopedia for
Sunday School teachers or youth group leaders. (subscription cost =
Tumble Books: Find the Tumble Book icon on the TDL website.
Young children can listen to stories being read to them. Beginning
readers will see each word "light up" as it is read...so they can follow
along and learn. (subcription cost - $300)
Red Carpet Corridor
The RCC Committee
will meet on December 4th at the community building.
The Towanda American
Legion will have a breakfast on Sunday, December 7th 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 not be a dinner in December due to the busy holiday season.
Legion, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will have their
regular meeting on Thursday, December 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.
Thank you for your continued support of the Legion and our Veterans.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Towanda Home and
Community Education group will meet on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 6:30pm
at the Towanda Community Building for their Christmas Party Potluck.
Meat, bread, drink & table service will be provided. Please bring a
dish to share.
If you wish to participate, bring a $10 gift exchange or you may make a
donation to the Brotherhood tree. We will play Christmas Bingo.
Come for an festive time of food and fellowship. Hostesses are Joann
Steinberg, Clara Lehan, Robin Pearson and Bev Hornickel. RSVP by
Saturday, December 6th to Robin at 815-579-1650 or
Towanda members are also attending the McLean County HCE Holiday Brunch
and Party on Saturday, December 6th at 1st Christian Church, 401 W
Jefferson St, Bloomington. Enter the north door by the parking lot
and go to the basement meeting room. We will have brunch, make it,
take its workshops and our entertainment will be Charline Watts sharing
her special Nativities. You are invited to bring your nativity to
display. RSVP to Cindy Kelley as she has $7 tickets if you'd like a
Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa
will be making a visit to the Towanda Fire Department on Saturday,
December 13th from 9 to 11am. Come have Breakfast with Santa.
There will be donuts, juice, coffee, and other goodies. Bring your
camera! Everyone is welcome!
Jesus is the only reason for this
season. So, come join His children at the FBC of Towanda.
Sunday services are at 10:15am with Sunday School at 9:30am. Don't forget
Tuesday evening Bible Study at 6pm. December 14th will be our
Christmas program and we will have a Christmas Eve service at 6pm.
Busy Bees 4-H
The Towanda Busy Bees 4-H Club will meet
on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30pm at the Towanda Community Building.
The club is supporting the McLean County Extension Mitten Drive. All
members are reminded to bring mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. The
club will hold Recognition and Honors night. There will also be a
special Cloverbud activity. Refreshments will be provided by the
4H is open to all youth aged 8 through 18 by September 1, 2014.
Cloverbud members are ages 5 through 7 by September 2014. New
members and visitors are always welcome. For more information
contact: Martha Rients 309-728-2178.
The Village of Towanda Consolidated
Election will be April 7, 2015. There will be three trustee
positions on this ballot. Please visit the McLean County website for
a 2015 Election Candidates Guide: http://mcleancountyil.gov/indes.aspx?NID=191
or contact the Village Clerk for information.
This month your Towanda Fire Dept. ran 2
motor vehicle accidents, 9 EMS calls, 1 misc. call and 2 mutual aid for a
total of 14 calls. Year to date TFD has ran 137 calls.
All TFD members attended the McLean County Area Emergency Medical Services
protocol class and are now authorized to work under the new State of
Illinois Emergency Medical Services protocol which take effect December 1,
2014, FF Gomez obtained his Fire Service Vehicle Operations Certification,
bring our total to 13 TFD firefighters State Certified in Vehicle
Operation. FF Egbers attended a 40 hour HazMat class and is now
state Certified at the HazMat Operations level. All TFD members are
required to be trained to at least the HazMat Awareness level.
All members of the TFD attended an 8 hour training provided by an
instructor from the U of I Fire Service Institute on confined space/trench
and water rescue and are now Certified by the Office of the State Fire
Marshal to the Awareness level.
The Towanda Fire Dept along with the Towanda Village Board will be hosting
a Children's Christmas party on Saturday, December 13th from 9 to 11am at
the Firehouse. Bring the kids out to have their picture taken with
Santa. Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or
Firefighter? Contact Chief Brett Lueschen at 728-2353. Follow
us on Facebook at TowandaFireDepartment. Or our website page at:
TCFPD.org or TowandaFire.org.
We will not be meeting again until
The Towanda Lions Club has chosen Jennie
Barker as this years recipient of the Steve Liebenow scholarship.
Jennie is the daughter of Lynn and Janis Barker of 15 Fox Creek Road,
Towanda, Illinois, who is a junior at Tulane University in New Orleans,
Louisiana majoring in international relations and German studies with a
minor in history. After Jennie graduates for Tulane, she hopes to
attend graduate school and become either an academic or policymaker.
She has applied and been accepted to attend a conference in Washington,
D.C. this November to present her current research project, and plans to
use her study abroad experience next semester in Berlin, Germany to
complete research for an honors thesis. Congratulations Jennie!
The Towanda Lions Club is a not for profit organization whose main focus
is helping individuals in need of financial assistance with eye exams,
glasses or visual aids. Did you know we even help your local school
and library with various programs? We consider ourselves leaders in
the community by providing humanitarian services. Many of us
volunteer time with the Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, Food Bank, PATH,
Faith-in-Action, East Bay Camp, hospitals, and other organizations.
If you are interested in becoming a member, you should consider coming to
one of our meetings on the 2nd Thursday each month @ 6:30 at the Towanda
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