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From the August 7th edition of the Manito Review:

 

 

Festival Friends

It is the goal of the Popcorn Festival Committee to provide as many of the children’s activities as possible free of charge if sponsors can be secured. 

Sponsors that have committed so far: John & Trish Parkin & Manito Oil - Petting Zoo; Havana National Bank - Photo Booth and Bree & Cal Kerley - Kid’s Dance; T N & W Irrigation - ½ of the Chicken BBQ; Mason District Hospital - ¼ of the Chicken BBQ; Manito Area Chamber of Commerce - Knockerballs;  Manito Community Bank and Egypt Station - Popcorn Princess; Weaver Popcorn - Parade; Wyatt & Erin Meyer - Lee Haw.

If your business or organization would like to become a Festival Sponsor, please contact any member of the committee.  You can find the committee member names and phone numbers on the Festival Website at www.manitopopcornfestival.com  Festival Friends Donations are also being accepted.  You can mail them to  Manito Popcorn Festival PO Box 44 Manito IL 61546.  Donations can also be taken to Manito Community Bank.

If you would like to become a member of the Popcorn Committee, join us at our next meeting.  Beginning August 6 the Committee will meet each Monday in the Veteran’s Park Pavilion

Donations for 2018:

Hopedale Medical Complex -    $200.00:  Bob Garlisch - $50.00;  Buck Oil Co. - $200.00; Dennis & Sara Hayden - $200.00; Jim & Ulla Wistehuff - $50.00; Kenneth & Dona Clark - $100.00; Maas Hurley Funeral Home - $200.00; Auto Glass of Illinois - $100.00; Jolliff Glass - $100.00; Serve Pro of Pekin - $100.00; Manito Oil - $450.00; John & Trish Parkin - $450.00; Havana National Bank -$300.00; Paula Charlton/Egypt Station - $50.00; Stephens Autoglass - $100.00; Jane Armbrust - $100.00; Havana National Bank - $300.00; T N & W Irrigation - $1000.00.

 

 

Project Kids

Summer is here, students are enjoying sleeping in, swimming, playing ball, being with friends and having NO HOMEWORK! However, that only lasts a few months and then it is time to get ready for the next school year which means shopping for school supplies. Some families will find it difficult to purchase all or even part of the supplies on the student’s list. PROJECT KIDS tries to make it possible for eligible students by providing some of the essential supplies on the grade level lists. These supplies are provided for eligible students from Early Childhood through High School grade levels. Eligibility is processed during school registration. The amount of supplies that can be provided is determined by the amount of money raised and supplies donated. Monetary donations may be made at Manito Community Bank in the name of Project Kids. If you wish to donate supplies please check the school supply lists in stores.

Each year, 300 bags of supplies are distributed at an average cost of  $10:00 per bag.

This project continues to be successful because you care.

It is greatly Appreciated!

 

 

Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, August 11th at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 11:30 a.m. till until everything is gone. Remember no proxies unless approved by President Dave Crigger or Rosemary Palmer. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Please call Rosemary Palmer at (309) 545-2423 for any needed information.

 

 

Manito Popcorn Festival Parade

In just a few weeks, the Manito Popcorn Festival will be underway.  The Popcorn Festival Parade will wind down Manito streets on Saturday, September 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  

If your group or organization is interested in participating in the parade, visit our website at manitopopcornfestival.com, click on “parade” and print out a copy of the parade registration form.  Complete the form and mail to Patia Picken, 11807 Hackler Subd., Manito, IL 61546 by Monday, August 27, 2018. 

 This year’s theme is “Manito Salutes Our Teachers.” 

Be sure to mail in your registration in TODAY!!!

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School at Forest City Community Church

Want to step back in Bible time Babylon and hear the story of Daniel?  Do you want to learn about his courage in captivity and what happens when he is thrown to the lions?  If so, come join us at Forest City Community Church in Forest City for Vacation Bible School August 13 through 17, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Bible School is for children age 4 through those just finishing 5th grade.  Come learn about Daniel and his friends, Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego and how they trusted God and overcame obstacles to show the power of God’s love.  Along this journey to hear about Daniel and his friends, there will be songs, crafts, games, and, of course, snacks!!

If you have questions or would like to pre-register your child, contact Margaret Hoerr a 968-7506.  

 

 

2018 Popcorn Princess Pageant

The 2018 Popcorn Princess Pageant, sponsored by Manito Community Bank, will be held during the Popcorn Festival on Friday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. All participants must live within the Midwest Central School District or Spring Lake School District and be 5-7 years of age at the time of the pageant.

Entry forms are available at Manito Community Bank, Bert’s Hot Stuff, Meyer’s Country Gardens, Country General, Casey’s and Dollar General.

An entry fee applies. All contestants will receive a t-shirt, trophy, and a royal gift bag fit for a princess! You won’t want your daughter to miss this awesome experience! Entry deadline is Tuesday, August 14th, 2018.

 

 

40th Annual Manito 5K Race and Fun Run

28th Race held in conjunction with the Popcorn Festival

Saturday Sept. 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM

TIME: 7:30 AM - 1 MILE FUN RUN -

 8:00 AM - 5K RUN - WALK -  NO PRIZES FOR WALKERS

WHERE: MANITO,IL - Begins and ends at Veterans Park on Washington St.

COURSE: 3.1 MILES ON FLAT BLACKTOP STREETS,  2 laps

VOLUNTEERS WITH SPLIT TIMES AND WATER

ENTRY FEE: ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS BY AUG. 12

 $20.00 with Long sleeved T-shirt and $15 without T-shirt

 DAY OF RACE = $20.00 without T-shirt or $30.00 with T-shirt we will order

 1 MILE FUN RUN $5.00

 5K Record holders: Men Jackson Johnson 15:17 - Women (Christina Kid 18:35 ?)

Awards presented immediately after the race! - 3 in each group - male & female

Free Beer after race – Trophies – Gift Cards -

The races are part of  Manito’s Annual Popcorn Festival.

  Saturday’s schedule include a parade, variety of food, game booths and more:

 Contacts for Race:  Lynn Coers 29494 E County Rd.  2390 N - Manito 61546  309-840-0420

Monica Charlton 29572 CR 2500 N Manito 309-241-3650       lynncoers@yahoo.com

Make checks payable to:  Manito Popcorn Festival Race Fund 

 Race Sponsors:

 Woiwode Builders, Manito Lumber Co., Reynolds Plastering Co., Country General, Spragg’ Family,Buck Oil Co., Inc., Manito Oil & Propane, Mid-America Systems, Inc.,  Manito Community Bank,  NOSTAW Inc., Manito Pharmacy, Burrus Seed -Craig Gathmann,  Casey’s General Store,  J.W. Hauling ,Wooding Welding, Bernshausen Automotive, Bert’s Hot Stuff, Charlton Destasselling ,Rickett Grain Co., Subway,  Zac Charlton Seed Sales, TN & W Irrigation, Weaver Popcorn.

 

Name:___________________________________  Sex_______  

Phone________________

 

Circle Age Bracket

(13&under)(14-19)(20-24)(25-29)(30-34)(35-39)(40-44)(45-49)(50-54

(55-59)(60-64)(65-69)(70&up)

 

E-Mail Address :____________________________________City___________________ State______

 

CIRCLE ONE:   Fun Run   5K Walk     5K Run           

(Only advanced registered guaranteed  shirt)

T-Shirt Size (5K Run & Walk Entrants Only):

CIRCLE ONE:    XXL         XL        L           M          S       No -T shirt wanted

 

I have trained in a suitable manner for a 5K Run-Walk or 1 mile fun run, and will not hold the Race committee, the Manito Popcorn Festival, the City of Manito, or any other individual or groups liable for any accident which may occur at or, to and from this event.

 

Signature________________________________________________________ Date______________________________

(If under 18, parent or guardian must sign)

 

 

Cruise-In for CIMKF

On Sunday, August 12th from 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. will be the Cruise-In for Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF). The show will be an all inclusive (any vehicle) cruise-in held at the Fresenius Kidney Care Pekin Parking Lot (located at East Village Court - 3500 Court Street, Pekin).

Included in the Cruise-In will be opportunities to win Awesome Themed Gift Baskets donated by area staff and friends of the show; delicious food available to purchase from a local vendor; music by local DJ; and everyone be sure to bring your cameras, we hope to have a Special Guest stop by!

Local resident Larry “Alan” Keim came up with the idea for the Cruise-In after suffering from Kidney Disease himself and wanting to help those who have helped him so much. This is the 2nd year for the show.

Kidneys clean waste and extra fluid from your blood. More than 10% of Americans have chronic kidney disease with varying levels of severity. This means they have permanent kidney disease. When the disease is bad enough that kidneys stop working, either dialysis, where a machine cleans the blood, or a kidney transplant is needed in order to live. Normally dialysis takes about 4 hours, 3 times per week. Most people on dialysis don’t have enough time left in the week to work full time. As a result, some people must choose between food and medicine.

The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF) was formed in 1976 by Dr. Robert Pflederer to serve chronic kidney disease patients receiving dialysis. Funds raised are distributed to chronic kidney disease patients when all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted. The patients work through social workers to request assistance to cover costs such as transportation, groceries, or medication. Where no other help is available, CIMKF also helps provide emergency living expenses. Visit www.cimkf.org for information about Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund.

Be sure to come out and support the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund on Sunday, August 12th from 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. at the Fresenius Kidney Care Pekin Parking Lot.

Like Cruise-In for CIMKF on Facebook to keep updated on the Cruise-In!

 

 

Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet

The Forman Class of 1968 will host the annual Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet on Friday evening, August 31, 2018, during the  annual Popcorn Festival at the Forman Center in Manito.  The

Class of 1976 will be added. 

If you graduated or attended the  Manito-Forman High Schools with the Class of 1932 through  1976, you are invited to attend.

To add your address and phone information or revised  address and phone information, contact Cynthia Bilyeu Wise by email at ccwise@mchsi.com or call/text at (217) 259- 4988. 

The Class of 1976 can contact Joan Sondag  Mattson at  gjsmat@grics.net or call (309) 360-7841. 

All class members of 1968 are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, July 31st at the Lodge in Manito at 5:30 p.m. in the private dining room.  The Lodge is located at 1303 South East Avenue in Manito.

 

 

Midwest Central Middle School Student/Parent Orientation Night & Open House

Thursday, August 16th

Midwest Central Middle School will be having an Open House for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents on Thursday, August 16th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  6th grade students, new students, and parents are encouraged to attend the Orientation Night which will start at 7:00 p.m. in the gym with a brief presentation.  While we understand that the Primary School is holding their “Meet the Teacher” the same evening, we have attempted to coordinate the schedule so that parents with students in both buildings will be able to attend.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

Meet Me at the Races

The Manito Historical Society would like to invite you to attend our Saratoga Horse Race event. This event is held at Phil’s Log Cabin in Manito, on August 25th, from 2:00-6:00 pm. This event is a lot of fun and has been well attended in the past. If you like food, drinks, horse races, and lots of fun, please get your tickets at Manito Community Bank in Manito. Casual attire and ladies hats are encouraged. All proceeds are used to preserve and educate on local Manito history.

 

 

Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse was so thankful to be back “home” at American Legion building on July 14, 2018. The Peoria Food Bank truck brought us 9889 lbs. of cereal, canned goods and miscellaneous items. This blessing enabled us to generously serve 83 cars which had assembled that morning. The sweet corn donation from Meyer’s was an additional blessing. Monetary gifts are always appreciated, too. On average Emmanuel’s Warehouse serves 104 families.

Emmanuel’s Warehouse could not operate without volunteers who come early and/or stay late to help organize goods and serve our community. The June and July dates were hot and uncomfortable. So volunteers, your assistance was/is greatly appreciated. We are always grateful when young people volunteer to assist us. Thank you for sharing your hands, feet, and compassion with our community. Before departing volunteers may gather items to meet their needs.

The June distribution was held at the Manito Pool Park - the Park Board and help from Mr. Fred Williams - we were blessed to have a place to serve!

July had 83 recipients total.

Please be advised anyone signed the clipboard, a Proxy letter is needed signed by person needing brought to them by someone else. Either call ahead or ask for a form for next month.

“There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.” By: Mother Teresa

Next Food Giveaway is Saturday, August 11th at the Manito American Legion Hall.

 

 

Does Your Child Need Shots For School?

If your child will be entering Kindergarten, 6th, or 12th grade, they most likely need shots!

Shots required for school and grade when typically needed:

~ Kindergarten: DTaP, Polio, MMR, & Chickenpox

~ 6th Grade: Tdap, Meningitis

~ 12th Grade: Meningitis  (2 doses or 1 dose if received @ 16yrs or older)

~ All grades: must have 2 doses of Chickenpox or proof of immunity

~ DON’T DELAY! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT! (309)-210-0110

The Mason County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at Midwest Central school during part of their registration. MCHD will be on site at Midwest Central from 8:30-10:30am. This is a walk in clinic so NO appointment is needed. Please bring a current shot record and current insurance card. 

The Mason County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic on Tuesday, August 7th 2018 from 12:45-4pm at MCHD. This is a walk in clinic so NO appointment is needed. Please bring a current shot record and current insurance card.

If not able to attend these walk in clinics please call and schedule an appointment. Call soon our slots are filling up fast!!

 

 

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Celebrates 150 Years

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of 21819 N. Co. Rd. 3300E Manito, IL celebrated their 150th anniversary on Sunday, July 15, 2018. There were two services held with Rev. James Batchelor officiating at the 10:00 am service.  Rev. Mark Miller of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Chatham, IL was the guest speaker at the 3:00 pm service.  Rev. Eugene Haug of Rutherfordton, NC and Rev. Mark Thompson of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln, IL also participated in the afternoon service. A catered evening meal was enjoyed by members and guests. A reception including punch and anniversary cake was also held.

The memorabilia displayed had interesting history.  In 1868 twelve to fifteen German immigrants settled in this area to start a Lutheran church. Old lanterns that were used were displayed as well as the first electric lights used by the church. A baptism gown in excellent condition that dated back to 1912 and used by many members of the Dennis and Lillian Vogel family was also on display. A large poster with pictures of former pastors dating back to 1868 was exhibited. There were seventeen in all as well as some vacancy pastors.  Four ministers were from the Seiving family.

There have been many celebrations and dedications held since 1868.  In 1939 a two manual pipe organ was installed. Nancy Garlisch has been St. Paul’s church organist for the past 36 years.  Pictures have recently been taken by Deanna Brust and a booklet is in the process of being made of the church’s 150th celebration and history.

The church was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for the 150th anniversary on July 15, 2018. It was received from the State of Illinois’ 100th General Assembly House of Representatives.   It has been framed and placed in the church.

We give all glory to God who saved us by His grace!!!

 

 

Cruise-In for CIMKF

Sunday, August 12th • 12-4 • Fresenius Kidney Care Pekin Parking Lot

 

On Sunday, August 12th from 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. will be the Cruise-In for Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF). The show will be an all inclusive (any vehicle) cruise-in held at the Fresenius Kidney Care Pekin Parking Lot (located at East Village Court - 3500 Court Street, Pekin).

Included in the Cruise-In will be opportunities to win Awesome Themed Gift Baskets donated by area staff and friends of the show; delicious food available to purchase from a local vendor; music by local DJ; and everyone be sure to bring your cameras, we hope to have a Special Guest stop by!

Local resident Larry “Alan” Keim came up with the idea for the Cruise-In after suffering from Kidney Disease himself and wanting to help those who have helped him so much. This is the 2nd year for the show.

Kidneys clean waste and extra fluid from your blood. More than 10% of Americans have chronic kidney disease with varying levels of severity. This means they have permanent kidney disease. When the disease is bad enough that kidneys stop working, either dialysis, where a machine cleans the blood, or a kidney transplant is needed in order to live. Normally dialysis takes about 4 hours, 3 times per week. Most people on dialysis don’t have enough time left in the week to work full time. As a result, some people must choose between food and medicine.

The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF) was formed in 1976 by Dr. Robert Pflederer to serve chronic kidney disease patients receiving dialysis. Funds raised are distributed to chronic kidney disease patients when all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted. The patients work through social workers to request assistance to cover costs such as transportation, groceries, or medication. Where no other help is available, CIMKF also helps provide emergency living expenses. Visit www.cimkf.org for information about Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund.

Be sure to come out and support the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund on Sunday, August 12th from 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. at the Fresenius Kidney Care Pekin Parking Lot.

Like Cruise-In for CIMKF on Facebook to keep updated on the Cruise-In!

 

 

 

 


 

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