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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



ARTIST/VENDOR FAIR 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 shopping pleasure:
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.

Story Hours:  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 Morais.

American Legion

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 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, 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.

Towanda 4-H

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 information.

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 at 309-728-2769.

Baptist Church

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.

Holiday Party

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!

Fire Department

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 Brown.
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 or 






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