From the November 5th edition of the Manito Review:
Coats for Kids
Summer has ended and cooler fall days are ahead. Once again, we are
asking for your help, with outgrown coats, hats and gloves in sizes
small, medium, large and x-large. The need is always there. We
appreciate any and all donations. Articles may be dropped off at 202
E. Glendale, Manito or call Charlene Nall at 309/968-7972 for more
Sesquicentennial Logo Contest
The members of the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee are
looking for local artists to design a logo for our upcoming
The winning logo will be used for advertising, T-shirts, parades,
and for whatever else we need.
There will be one winner with the stipulation that we might decide
to combine designs from other logo entries to get exactly what we
want. (Each of the winning artists will receive recognition for
1. The entries may be computer generated, sketched in black ink or
pencil, or color.
2. The logo must contain:
• Green Valley, Illinois
• Sesquicentennial or 150 years
3. Use your imagination! This is a historical event! Be creative!
All entries are due Friday, December 13, 2019. Please turn them in
to your school office, the Green Valley Village Hall, or mail to:
Crystal Deppert, 15151 Christmas Tree Rd, Green Valley, IL 61534.
If you have questions
call Crystal Deppert at 309-348-2345 or email me at
Sat., Nov. 16th
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, November 16th at the American Legion (201 South
Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 10:30 a.m. until all cards are
served. Please note: the November Food Giveaway will be held on
the 3rd Saturday instead of the 2nd Saturday (due to Nov. 11th
When in line for the giveaway, be sure to have your license (ID card
or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and
Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for
those in need in the Midwest Central communities.
Please call Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church to hold
Chili/Oyster Soup Supper
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 21819 NCR3300E, Manito, IL , will hold
their annual Chili/Oyster Soup Supper, Wednesday, November 13th from
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu will include: Chili, Oyster Stew, Hot Dogs, Chicken Salad
Sandwiches, Cakes and Pies, drinks.
There will also be a
bazaar and bake sale.
Church to hold
Chili and Oyster Soup Supper
Trinity Lutheran Church, 110 S. Park, Manito, IL will have their
annual Chili and Oyster Soup Supper on Wednesday, November 6th,
serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Menu will consist of chili, oyster soup,
hot dogs, homemade cakes and pies.
We will also have a bake sale with lots of homemade treats.
Please plan on attending for good food and fellowship.
Carry-outs will be
Chili & Hot Dog Lunch
Veterans’ Day Service
The Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee recently met and will be
sponsoring a chili and hot dog lunch following the Veterans’ Day
service at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial.
The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. (11/11 at 11:00).
Immediately following the service, for a donation, everyone is
invited to the Green Valley Fire Department to enjoy the chili and
hot dog lunch with their families and friends.
Community residents are urged to sign up to be on a committee for
the sesquicentennial which will be held August 26-28, 2022. Please
think about how you can serve your community and sign up for one of
The committee is also
making plans for a community Christmas party to be held at the
middle school on December 14th. Watch for more news to be coming
Green Valley Veterans Memorial
Veterans Day Ceremony
A brief Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Monday,
November 11, 2019 at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial. Flag
raising will be done by the Green Valley Fire Department Honor
Guard. Newly installed Veteran bricks will be dedicated. Students
from Midwest Central Middle School will be helping with the program.
Earlier, from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Midwest Central wishes to honor and
invite all Veterans to the Middle School for Coffee and Donuts.
after the ceremony, Everyone is invited to the Green Valley Fire
department for a Chili and Hotdog lunch with family and friends,
sponsored by the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee.
Order Your Forman Jr.
Women’s Club Memorial Christmas Trees
Forman Jr. Women’s Club will have the lighted Memorial Christmas
Trees downtown again this year for all to enjoy. If you would like
to sponsor a tree, there is a cost. We will furnish and put up the
trees, string white lights on them, and put a plaque by the tree
with the message you request. If you choose to decorate your tree,
we ask that you DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER LIGHTS or use glass ornaments!
Please indicate if you will be using last year’s sign with the same
memorial message or any changes that need to be made to the sign, or
a new memorial message, along with a check made to FJWC which can be
mailed to: Forman Jr. Women’s Club c/o Sheri Ledgerwood 307 N.
Sunset Drive Manito, Il 61546 or you can go to; Manito Hardware, at
front of store at 124 N. Broadway to pay for your tree, their hours
are; Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Trees
must be paid for to be reserved, No Exceptions! There are a limited
number of trees available. Deadline to order a tree is Monday,
November 11, 2019.
Please remove your decorations before Thursday, January 2, 2020. If
you do not remove your decorations we will not save them for you.
Proceeds from the
Memorial Trees help support Forman Jr. Women’s Club, Easter Egg
Hunt, Christmas for Kids, Donuts with Santa, and our other Community
Manito Forest City
The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal
at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is November 15th, at
noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation
by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and
the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by calling
309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is
Havana National Bank.
Forest City Community
Bazaar & Cookie Walk
Baking has begun for all those delicious goodies that will be
available at the Forest City Community Church as they prepare for
their Annual Bazaar and 13th Annual Cookie Walk with the theme of
“God’s Bountiful Harvest.” The event will be held Saturday November
23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the church. Among the delicious
goodies will be homemade cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, dinner
rolls, breads, mini pies, and lots of other baked goods. Homemade
candies and sweets, pecans and pickles.
Our 13th Annual Cookie Walk will include trays and trays of homemade
cookies. Just purchase a container and fill with your favorites.
What a wonderful way to prepare for the upcoming holidays!
The men’s fellowship will serve a lunch of homemade chili and
vegetable soup, hot dogs, and drink. Be sure to pick up a delicious
dessert after your meal.
Craft booths will
also be set up for the event with lots of items for sale. Come
spend part of your day with us on Saturday, November 23!!
Come join in the
adventure of finding those special Christmas items of years past.
Memories will come flooding back from times forgotten. This year we
have five wonderful shops to visit and enjoy over two days, all
within a 25 mile radius.
You can start in
Delavan at “Beauty of a Site”. A one stop shop specializing in
Women’s Fashion, Accessories, Home Decor, Beauty, Children’s
Boutique, Wedding & Speciality Gifts. Beauty of a Site is located at
302 Locust St., Delavan, IL 61734.
Next, you can cruise
to Green Valley where you can visit the “Christmas on Rt. 29”.
Several antique and craft vendors will be availble. Primitives, rag
rugs, florals, wreaths, Christmas decor and handmade items.
Christmas on Rt. 29 is located at 6031 Rt. 29, Green Valley, IL
While in Green Valley
you can visit “Past Time Antiques.” They have Antiques, Primitives,
Vintage Christmas and Homemade Goodies. Past Time Antiques is
located at 608 W. Main Street, Green Valley, IL 61534.
The next stop is
Pekin for “Kountry Nook.” 10% Off Shop and Refreshments! Enter to
win a GIFT Basket! Full of creative artists, vendors, home decor and
needful stuff. Kountry Nook is located at 212 N. Capitol Street,
Pekin, IL 61554.
To finish off your
fun-filled shopping will be Tremont for “Red Barn.” They offer
rustic and unique handmade items by invited artists and vendors. Red
Barn is located at 21482 Connel Road, Tremont, IL 61568.
If you love
primitives, antiques, homemade goods and real handmade crafts, you
must not miss these shops. Regardless what direction you choose to
take maps will be at each shop, so you can plan your two days.
So mark your calendar
and call your friends, family and maybe allow a husband or two to
follow, you won't regret it. Hope to see you all there!