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From the February 5th edition of the Manito Review:  



Accepting Consignments:

Manito-Forest City Rotary Sale

We are now taking consignments for the 63rd Annual Manito-Forest City Rotary Club Sale. The sale is Saturday, March 2 at 10 am. We average over 900 registered buyers and have 4 or 5 auction rings selling at a time. Consignments can brought to the Forest City Park from Wednesday, Feb 27 through Friday Mar 1 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Saturday consignments are taken from 7 am to 9 am.

The deadline for an item to be advertised in the sale flyer will be Feb 12.

You can email item descriptions to Please mark the description as Rotary Sale. - Phone Allen Forsythe 309-597-2263 - Craig Gathmann - 309-256-3636 - Lynn Coers 309-840-0420.



Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, February 9th at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 11:30 a.m. till until everything is gone.

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 address.

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.



Attention: Lifeguards and Assistant Managers needed for Manito’s Memorial Park Aquatic Center

Want a summer job that includes spending time outside everyday by the pool? We are looking for people that are outgoing, responsible, and who enjoy children and being outside. The job will include working in the concession stand, teaching swim lessons, keeping the park clean, and lifeguarding/managing. Please pick up applications at Nickerson’s Insurance in Manito. Applications will need to be turned in by February 28 to Nickerson Insurance.



Forman Fire & Ambulance Volunteers

4th Annual Smokehouse Dinner Buffet

NEW DATE THIS YEAR!! Mark your calendars now!... The Forman Fire and Ambulance Volunteer’s 4th Annual Smoke House Dinner Buffet will be held on Saturday, March 30th at the Manito Fire Station (205 N. Broadway, Manito) from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The menu will once again includes all you can eat smoked pulled pork, fresh fried chicken wings, chicken tenders, steak fries, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad and applesauce. Meals will also include a drink and dessert! Take out orders will be available.

Tickets will soon be available from any fire protection district member or you may stop by the office at the Manito Fire Station Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door the day of the dinner as well.

Proceeds will benefit the fire and ambulance service to purchase needed equipment to better serve the community.



Manito Forest City Rotary Club

Senior Meal

The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is February 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 Allen Forsythe by calling 309-597-2263, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is Farnam Insurance.



Forman Valley Community Foundation Grant

The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant applications for the first half of 2019.  The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 1, 2019.  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 boundaries may apply for a grant.  The grant applications are available at Manito Community Bank.






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