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MANITO AND FISH HATCHERY 
VOLKSWALK AND ART BAZAAR
THIS SATURDAY!!

The second annual Manito Volkswalk will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.  The Hatchery is located in Sand Ridge State Forest just west of Manito on 25410 Fish Hatchery Road.  Sponsors are the AVA (American Volkswalk Association) and the Manito MAPPING Committee.

The beautiful autumn walk beginning at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. will include 5K or 10 K (or 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile) walks through the State Forest surrounding the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery. In addition, tours of the Hatchery will be available all morning.

Other events scheduled in Manito that day include an Art Fair and Bazaar on Broadway where dozens of artists will have their art available for sale and viewing.   The Classic Car Museum will be open, and  scarecrows, created by local citizens, will be displayed throughout the downtown area.

The Mason County Ag of the Past Tractor Club will have antique tractors on display. 

In addition, local Food items of various kinds will be available all day.

For more information, please contact Ruth Rademacker (309) 202-0506.

Pancake Breakfast to be Held

The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 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

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 12:00 noon till 1:30 p.m. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Look for the signs to line up at 12:00 noon. someone will start along the drive thru line up to sign cars in.

The Peoria Area Food Bank will deliver 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to help unload the food truck, bagging each box and are encouraged to stay and volunteer to help with the drive thru pantry until 1:30 p.m. to help clean up.

Emmanuel’s Warehouse volunteers and volunteer board members are here to serve you every second Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the drive thru pantry.

Please call Rosemary Palmer for donation pick up at (309) 545-2423 or to arrange your emergency needs between the dates of Emmanuel’s Warehouse pantry or if you are unable to get to the pantry.

 

Havana National Bank to hold FREE Coin Appraisals

Havana National Bank will be holding two FREE Coin Appraisal Events, open to everyone... The first event will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Main Bank in Havana. The second event will be held on Thursday, November 13th, from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. HNB Manito Branch. No appointments... First come, first served.

Bring your old coins, paper money and gold jewelry. An expert will tell you what they’re worth. He will also buy them, if you wish. Please do NOT attempt to clean the coins!

Be sure to bring your items to one of these great events! Havana National Bank’s Main Branch is located at 112 South Orange Street in Havana, phone (309) 543-3361. Havana National Bank’s Manito Branch is located at 207 N. Adams, Manito, phone (309)968-1113.

 

Holiday Sip & Shop

The Holiday Sip & Shop will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Willett’s Winery & Cellar. The Winery will also be open for wine tasting or you can enjoy a glass of wine while you shop with our many vendors!!

Customers will receive a ticket for every $10 they spend with each vendor to enter for a gift basket drawing!

Vendors during the event will be: Miche; Vault Denim; Origami Owl; Tastefully Simple; Perfectly Posh; Scentsy; Thirty-One; TKB Creations; Mary Kay; Pink Zebra; Tupperware; It Works; In A Pickle; Younique; Sassy Silver; Jewelry InCandles; Jamberry Nails; Velata; USBorne Books; And More!

Willett’s Winery & Cellar is held at 105 E. Market St., Manito. Call (309) 242-0350 for more information.

 

Veterans’ Services are Coming to Mason Count

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Havana VFW Post 6408 have joined forces to bring Veteran Services to Mason County.  Services will be provided by an I.D.V. A. Veterans' Service Officer at the Havana VFW located at 415 W. Adams Street. Services are expected to begin in November and will be provided on a walk-in basis.  I.D.V.A. and the VFW are hoping that by bringing services to Mason County, area veterans will make use of the office hours to find out what benefits and/or services they may be entitled to and to have their questions answered by a trained service officer.

Havana VFW Post 6408 will host a meet and greet event on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All veterans are encouraged to attend and meet your new Service Officer.


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The Kountry Kritters 4-H Club wants you to make a Scarecrow!

On October 18, The 2nd annual Volkswalk is coming to Manito! Enjoy a beautiful day and leisurely Volkswalk at Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery starting at 8 a.m. From 11 - 4, head to downtown Manito for art, music, food and a Scarecrow contest. YOU can win $100 or $50 by creating a Scarecrow. There will be three categories. Individual, organization/school, and business. Pick up entry forms at Manito businesses or contact Mari at osborne316@gmail.com for an entry form and more information.

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Third Annual Trunk or Treat in Manito

Plans are progressing for the third annual Trunk or Treat which will be held  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2014

What is a Trunk or Treat?  This is where people gather in large area such as a blocked street.  Here they open their trunks or the back of their vehicles and pass out candy.  Many even wear costumes and decorate their trunks.

This provides a safe area for the children.  They do not have to worry about cars.  It also offers the opportunity for the elderly and disabled to be a part of the season.  They do not have to continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be concerned about those at their door.  Also those from the rural areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents can accompany their children.

Washington Street will be blocked to all motorized traffic between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary’s costume judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in four categories: Seasonal, Original, Scariest and prettiest.  Refreshments will served by the Fire Department.

Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL 61546.

If you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a participant, or if you want more information please call 309-657-8667. 



MANITO AND FISH HATCHERY TO HOST VOLKSWALK AND ART BAZAAR

Mark your calendars all walkers and art lovers and anyone looking for a great event:

The second annual Manito Volkswalk will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery.  The Hatchery is located in Sand Ridge State Forest just west of Manito on 25410 Fish Hatchery Road.  Sponsors are the AVA (American Volkswalk Association) and the Manito MAPPING Committee.

The beautiful autumn walk beginning at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. will include 5K or 10 K (or 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile) walks through the State Forest surrounding the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery. In addition, tours of the Hatchery will be available all morning.

Other events scheduled in Manito that day include an Art Fair and Bazaar on Broadway where dozens of artists will have their art available for sale and viewing.   The Classic Car Museum will be open, and  scarecrows, created by local citizens, will be displayed throughout the downtown area.

The Mason County Ag of the Past Tractor Club will have antique tractors on display. 

In addition, local Food items of various kinds will be available all day.

For more information, please contact Ruth Rademacker (309) 202-0506.


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