From the Nov. 27th edition of the Manito Review:
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, December 8th 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
Coats for Kids
Cooler weather has set in, Fall is in the air and winter is not far
behind. Once again, we need your help, if you have any gently used
coats, hats and gloves, boys, and girls, size small 4-6, medium
8-10, 10-12, large 14-16. We appreciate any and all donations.
For more information, call Charlene Nall at 968-7972.
On December 16th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Taggart VanEtten will be
completing a run-a-thon to raise funds for his brother-in-law Jason
Babin who is married to Amanda (Hipsher) Babin, formerly from
In August of this year Jason went in for surgery to remove a tumor
on his neck. On August 9th a fine needle biopsy indicated results of
lymphoma were located inside Jason’s lymph nodes. Just eleven days
later the cancer was found to be stage 4 Burkitt’s from a tumor
biopsy. Since this time Jason has been in and out of the hospital.
Chemotherapy treatments along with emergency room scares have
flooded their family.
On top of everything Amanda has been forced to take time off work to
take care of Jason. The hospital bills are starting to pile up for
the Babin Family. With Jason not collecting a paycheck and Amanda
earning a partial check funds are tight.
As many of you know Taggart is a devoted runner, he wants to do his
part with by using his skill to help his sister’s family. By
finishing this run-a-thon Taggart is asking participants to sponsor
each mile of the 26.2 mile run. For example, donating $1 per mile
will indicate a $26.20 donation.
Instead of a normal fund raiser running event Taggart will be doing
the running for everyone (let him do all the hard work for you!).
This run will be a totally self supported marathon that will begin
on the Rock Island Trail in Dunlap go down through Peoria, onto the
Peoria Riverwalk that connects to the East Peoria River Front Park
then stretching through the Fondulac Park District Trail ending in
Morton. Taggart will be running with a live Garmin Tracker and will
post his results upon completing the course.
This is not an official race, there will be no timing mats. This
marathon will include only himself.
Taggart has set up a Go Fund Me page entitled “Miles for Jason Babin”
however, it is shown that Go Fund Me takes out about 7.9% of the
total donation plus .30 cents per transaction. So, if you would like
to send a check please feel free to reach out to him at anytime, he
is available on Facebook, his phone number is (309)202-6673 and his
email is email@example.com.
Please make out any
checks to Amanda Babin.
A Night in Bethlehem
A Hands-On Holy Land Experience
Ready to take your family back in time? Want to make some family
memories you’ll treasure forever? And would you like to have a blast
as you do it? Then reserve December 7th OR December 8th for a
Night in Bethlehem! You may arrive at the gates anytime between 5:30
and 8:00 on the night you choose. As soon as you set foot in their
church, your family will travel back to ancient Bethlehem. You’ll
taste, see, and smell what daily life was like when Jesus was born.
You’ll find shops and activities for kids of all ages-so bring the
Mark December 7th
OR 8th on your calendar now. The doors open at 5:30 and they
will keep the city gates open until 8:00. There’s something for
everyone! If you have any questions or would like to pre-register,
please call Rachel Best at 309-202-3467 or Janet Woodrow at
309-352-2457. If you call ahead, you can bypass much of the
registration process when you arrive at A Night in Bethlehem and you
will have even more time to enjoy shops and activities. This is a
FREE event at Valley Chapel, 5903 Chapel Road, Green Valley,
Donuts with Santa
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Santa will be at the Forman Center Cafeteria
on Saturday morning, December 1, 2018, from 9-11 a.m. for “Donuts
With Santa” sponsored by the Forman Junior Women’s Club. Please come
and enjoy donuts and milk with Santa and make sure to bring your
list!!! THERE WILL BE A CHARGE PER ADULT AND PER CHILD. Parents do
not forget your cameras!! Profits from this event as well as other
FJWC events benefit our “Christmas For Kids” program. HOPE TO SEE
Christmas For Kids is
Only a couple weeks until the Forman Junior Women’s Club “Christmas
For Kids” program. The event is held in early December for needy
children in the Midwest Central School District. Shoppers purchase
gifts for these children and are wrapped and given to the children
at a Christmas party with Santa. We have drivers that pick up the
children before and take them home after the party.
This event is our
main focus each year and all our fundraising projects throughout the
year go towards this great program, including the Easter Egg Hunt,
PLINKO at Popcorn Festival, Pumpkin Patch, Memorial Trees, and
Donuts with Santa. In addition, this event would not be possible
without outstanding community support as costs continue to rise
every year. If you would like to donate to this outstanding and
worthwhile event, please mail checks to: FJWC, PO Box 583, Manito,
IL 61546. Thank you to all for your continued donations and future
donations as well!!!!
Donuts with Santa
Donuts with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Green Valley Fire Department (106 N. Church
Come have a donut and see SANTA! Don’t forget your list to be
dropped in the Secret Santa Mail Box to be delivered back to the
North Pole. Stop in and see us and SANTA and have a donut and some
hot chocolate. Don’t forget your camera to snap a few pictures.
This event is FREE of charge: Sponsored by the Village of Green
Monetary donations will be accepted, or bring a canned good to
be donated to local food pantry.
American Legion Donations
American Legion Post 561 in Manito is now accepting donations toward
our Christmas Basket Program. We distributed about 150 baskets last
year thanks to the generosity of businesses, organizations and
individuals of our community. You may send your donations to:
American Legion Post 561, P.O. Box 23, Forest City, IL 61532.
Mason Co. Retired Teachers will have their next meeting on Tuesday,
December 4, at The Lodge at Manito, 1303 South East Ave. (by Sunrise
Ag) Lori Canada, from The Lodge, will present a program about this
assisted living and memory care facility.
Lunch will begin at 12:15. Annual dues will be collected before the
meeting. Music will be performed by Midwest Central band members,
with director Chuck VanDelinder..
Reservations for lunch need to be called in to your area
representative by Friday, November 30:
- Marilyn Stout - 309-562-7428
Illini Central - Pat Showalter - 309-241-6265
Midwest Central - Connie Friedrich -
309-968-7728 (Please leave a message.)
Submitted by Rita Badger
Money Now Available at Havana National Bank
Manito residents are advised that Manito Money is still available at
the Havana National Bank in Manito. This money may be purchased to
be given as gift certificates and used at any business in town.
The Manito Money project is sponsored by the Manito Area Chamber of
During the month of
December, Manito Money will be discounted 20%. This means you only
pay $20.00 for every $25.00 in purchasing power at all Manito Area
businesses. (Limited to $100 in “free” money or to a total of $500
purchased for each individual) The Manito Chamber has limited funds
and will distribute these dollars on a first come, first serve
basis. Remember to Buy Local!
Coats for the Cold
The Bayer Crop Science Seed Company is sponsoring Coats for the
Cold. Please donate new or gently used coats. All sizes are needed,
especially children sizes. They are collecting from November 9, 2018
- November 30, 2018. Coats will be distributed through the local
outreach program. Any monetary donations for the purchase of new
children’s coats can be dropped off at the Mason City Bayer Crop
Science Plant at 36142 East State Route 10, Mason City, IL 62664.
Their phone is 217-482-3841.
businesses are drop off locations for the coats; Mason City IGA,
Mason City National Bank, Curry Comb Salon in Mason City, the Havana
National Bank in Manito and Green Valley, the Post Office in Mason
City, Encompass Grain in Greenview, County Market in Havana and Farm
& Home in Havana.