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Manito Popcorn Festival
Remember there is a August 1st deadline for booth registration. If you want to reserve your space, do it now before you forget .
The Popcorn Festival Committee is accepting donations for the 2015 celebration.
Donations can be mailed to: Manito Popcorn Festival; Festival Friends; PO Box 540; Manito IL 61546.
Please indicate if you would like your donation to be a memorial, or used for a particular event.
Donations can also be taken to Manito Community Bank
The Forest City and Green Valley Libraries began on Wednesday, June 10.
Forest City is open from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the Town Hall and Green Valley is open from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Green Valley Methodist Church.
There will be books for all ages, some from the Forman Public Library and some from private collections.
If you have books to donate, call Zoe Rene Worner at 309-597-2227 or Mary Ann Canada at 309-863-0798.
Little Miss & Mr. & Princess at Forest City Jubilee
The FCPC Little Miss and Little Mr Jubilee (ages 0-5), and Princess Jubilee (ages 6 and up) will be held on Friday, July 31st at 7pm. The contest is a “penny” per vote contest with all money raised donated to St. Jude. In the past 5 years the kids have been able to donate $4000!! Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605 for more information.
Forest City Jubilee 5K Run/Walk
Forest City Jubilee 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8am. Early registration online at fcjubilee.com, or by contacting Rickett Grain @ 309-597-2331.
5K registration is at Rickett Grain at 7am.
Seeking Donations for F.C. Jubilee
The FCPC is seeking donations/sponsorships for this years Forest City Jubilee to be held on July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015.
Anyone wishing to donate can contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605. Or mail payments to FCPC, P.O.Box # 5, Forest City, Illinois 61532
Seeking Vendors for F.C. Jubilee
The FCPC is seeking vendors for the Forest City Jubilee to be held on July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015.
Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605.
Parade Participants Needed for F.C. Jubilee
Manito Farmer’s Market
Tuesday night was the Manito farmer’s market on Broadway Street and there were quite a few vendors there. The pork chops and brats were gone before the end of the night. There were some neat things there like handmade butterfly boxes, handcarved ducks, hand woven rugs, and home baked desserts. There were also Junk In Your Trunk sellers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, blueberries, some peppers, green tomatoes, corn, cabbage, glass ware, metal decorative pieces, painted gourds and signs, books, and quite a few other things. Next Tuesday the 21st Chuck Otto will be back with his handmade cigar box guitars to play!!! The market goes from 5-7pm every Tuesday in Manito. Contact Alex at 339-3737 or Jennifer at 620-3764 or email FarmersMarket2014@yahoo.com if you would like to play music or sell. See you Tuesday on Broadway Street at the market!!!
Forman Valley Community Foundation Grant
The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant applications for 2015. The deadline for submitting completed applications is August 1, 2015. The FVCF’s purpose is to assist projects in the fields of education, arts, health, human services, community service or community development, and community issues. 501(c)(3) organizations within the Midwest Central School District #191 may apply for a grant. The grant applications are available at Manito Community Bank.
Project Kids is asking for your help again this year to make sure our students at Midwest Central have the supplies needed for learning in the coming school year. Each year 350 - 400 students benefit from your participation to guarantee that all students have what is needed to get off to a good start.
Manito Community Bank has the Project Kids account and donations may be taken there. If your are purchasing supplies, please check the school supply lists available in area stores. Supplies may be dropped off at 801 S Washington in Manito.
Thank you for your continued support for our community of students.
The Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet will be during the annual Popcorn Festival on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Forman Center in Manito, Illinois. If you graduated or attended the Manito/Forman High Schools with the classes of 1932 through 1973, you are invited to attend.
Thank you to all of you who have given us addresses! We really appreciate it. We still needed addresses for these people [our list is smaller!!]
Evelyn Volk Gilchrist ‘35, Delores Borchelt Brammer ‘50, Anna Mae Vaughn Peterson ‘51, Ethel Hamlet ‘56, Gene White ‘57, Rebecca Watters Boyd ‘65.
The Green Valley Presbyterian Church will be having a Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Menu consists of Spaghetti with meat sauce, Salads, Garlic Bread, variety of Desserts and Drink for a donation. Carryout is available but please bring your own containers. Serving time is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Church St., Green Valley, Illinois. Church is handicap accessible. Proceeds will to go to support Women’s Mission projects.
VBS at Forest City
Forest City Community Church will have their Vacation Bible School August 3 through 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church in Forest City. Children from 3 years old through those just finishing 5th grade are invited to take a safari to Mount Kilimanjaro learning lessons from Proverbs. Using our ears to hear, hearts to trust, tongues to tame, hands to work, and feet to walk, the kids will learn God’s plan for us and hear of Jesus’ amazing grace. You never know what craziness will come out of the jungle!!
A FREE Diabetic Retinopathy Screening for persons with diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes, will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mason County 4-H Grounds, 1600 N. Co. Rd., 1760 E., Havana. The screening is coordinated by the Lions Club and the Lions of Illinois Foundation, and is made possible through your generous donations.
The quality of life for people with diabetic retinopathy and other retinal disorders, such as macular degeneration, is dramatically impacted. Since early detection of such disorders is critical, persons with diabetes or those 55 or older are encouraged to take advantage of this free screening.
Persons wishing to join the Lions in their fight against the effects if vision and hearing loss should contact the local Lions Club or the Lions of Illinois Foundation.
Ag Of The Past Of Central Illinois 2015
Tractor Pull Schedule
Mason County 4-H Fair-July 23, 2015-Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Forest City, IL Jubilee-Sunday, August 2, 2015-
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Havana Car Show, Havana, IL-Sat., Aug. 8, 2015: Pull Cancelled. Havana Car Show will have Antique Tractor Display.
Manito, IL Popcorn Festival-Sat., Sept. 5, 2015-Start Time: 12:00.
Ice Cream Social at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 21819 CR 3300E, Manito, will have their Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be a free will offfering. The menu includes hot dogs, brats, ham sandwiches, homemade ice cream, assorted toppings, homemade pies, cakes and beverages.
Pancake Breakfast to be Held
The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 1st from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the firehouse. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and sausage with coffee and orange juice. There is a reduced cost for children under 12 years old.
A 50/50 drawing will also be held, need not be present to win.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 12:00 noon till 1:30 p.m. Remember no proxies unless approved by President Dave Cragger 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.
2015 Popcorn Princess Pageant
The 2015 Popcorn Princess Pageant, sponsored by Manito Community Bank, will be held during the Popcorn Festival on Friday, September 4th. All participants must live within the Midwest Central School District or the Spring Lake School District and be 5-7 years of age at the time of the pageant.
Entry forms are available at Bernshausen Automotive & Manito Auto Sales.
Forms are also available at the Egypt Station on Tuesday evenings 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
An entry fee applies. All contestants will receive a t-shirt, trophy & a royal gift bag fit for a princess!
You won’t want to miss this great experience! Entry deadline is Friday, August 7, 2015!!!
Forman Class of 1973
The Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet will be during the annual Popcorn Festival on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Forman Center in Manito, Illinois. If you graduated or attended the Manito/Forman High Schools with the classes of 1932 through 1973, you are invited to attend. We would like to locate the following 1973 graduates: David Fry, Steven Keen, Steven Lovell, Denise Edmonds, Laurel Musch, Debra Smith, Vickie Byrd and Karen Brooks.
To give us any information, please contact Helen Cox firstname.lastname@example.org 309-692-1931; Bill Wills email@example.com (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas 309-267-6158 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Downtown Manito on Tuesdays for Manito Farmers Market, “Junk In Your Trunk” and Pork Chop Tuesday