From the March 31st edition of the Manito Review:
Town-Wide Garage Sale Sign Up Starts Now
The Spring Town-wide Garage sale sponsored by the Manito Chamber of
Commerce, will be on Friday April 17th and Saturday April 18th.
Sign-up is at The Egypt Station Art Gallery downtown, 11:00 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Deadline to sign-up is April 13th and maps
will be available on April 15th at The Egypt Station Art Gallery,
Havana National Bank in Manito, Manito Community Bank, Forman Valley
Library, Casey’s, Country General and Manito Hardware. There is a
minimal fee to be listed on the map.
Annual Forman Jr. Women’s Easter Egg Hunt
The Jr Women’s Club of Manito will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt
on Saturday, April 4, at 3 p.m. SHARP in front of the MC Primary
School in Manito. This event will feature five age groups for
children ages 0-10. Bring a basket along to gather your eggs.
Parents bring your cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny! We
also recycle our eggs and will have containers near the starting
lines for those who would like to donate back their eggs. In the
event of rain or inclement weather, the hunt will be held on Sunday,
April 5, at 3 p.m. at the school.
This event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Forman Jr.
Women’s Club. Donations are always gladly accepted for our
Christmas For Kids program at P.O. Box 583, Manito, IL 61546.
Lenten and Easter Services
Trinity Lutheran at 110 So. Park Avenue in Manito invite you to join us
as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter throughout the Lenten Season.
Each Wednesday, beginning Feb. 18th through March 25th we will have a
Lenten service at 7:00 pm. “Taking On Something for Lent” is the theme
for these worship services. Continuing on into Holy Week we will have
Holy Thursday service at 7:00 pm on April 2 and Good Friday service at
7:00 pm on April 3. Easter morning we will gather to celebrate Christ’s
resurrection at 9:00 am. We welcome you and want to share this time
the Charles A. Beebe Scholarship Fund may now be picked up at
Midwest Central High School or at Manito Community Bank in Manito.
Applications must be filled out and returned to Manito Community
Bank, PO Box 646, Manito, IL 61546 no later than May 15, 2015. You
must be a graduate of Forman High School or Midwest Central High
School and be furthering your education to qualify for this
Pecan Povitica for
Immaculate Conception Church of Manito will be selling Liz Marie’s Pecan
Poviticas for Easter. Cost is twenty dollars per loaf. Gift wrapping
and shipping available. Order yours today by calling Joan Mattson
309-360-7841. All proceeds benefit the building of Immaculate
Conception Church and Hall.
Spring Lake School is holding screening for children who will be
attending kindergarten during the upcoming school year. In order for
children to be eligible, they must be at least 5 years old on or before
September 1st, 2015, and be a resident of our district.
Screening will be held during the afternoon of Thursday, April 2nd,
by appointment only. Please call 309-545-2241 to schedule. We ask
that you bring your child’s Certified Birth Certificate to your
Green Valley Methodist Church Lenten Breakfast
The women of the Green Valley United Methodist Church are inviting women
of the area to join them for their sixty-fifth annual Lenten Breakfast
to be held Good Friday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m.
Following the breakfast, a musical program will be presented by Tim and
Renee Ellison of Pekin. Tim is the pastor of Town and Country Baptist
Church and feels God uses his family to minister in music. They will be
joined by their sons, Ben and Caleb.
There is no charge for the breakfast, but an offering will be taken and
divided between Cunningham Children’s Home in Champaign and Lessie Bates
Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis.
Reservations may be made by calling Darlene Curry at 309/352-2025 or
309/369-4250. Please make reservations by Monday, March 30th.
Cemetery Clean Up Day
Pleasant Hill Cemetery clean up day will be Saturday, April 4, 2015 at
8:00 a.m. rain or shine! Rakes and buckets are useful. Please take
notice of the guide lines posted at the entrance. After the clean up
there will be a short business meeting. Board members and assistants are
as follows: Ross and Cindy Meeker, Waylon and Heidi Palmer, John and
Alison Smock, Harold and Dawn Butler. Please volunteer if you would like
to either serve on the board and/or help in any way throughout the year.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on
Saturday, April 11th, 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.
Town & Country Art
The Mason County Arts Council will be holding the 11th annual Town &
Country Art Show on Saturday, April 11th & Sunday, April 12th at the
Havana Nature Center, RiverFront Park, Havana, Illinois. Public viewing
hours are 1 to 5pm on Saturday & 1 to 3pm on Sunday.
The show is open to all artists who creatively pursue art in a
professional or recreational manner. The show is open to all media
exhibited in 4 age divisions (Kindergarten-4th grade, 5th-8th grade,
9th-12th grade, & Adults 19 & up). Each artist may exhibit up to 3
entries. Ribbons are awarded to exhibits that merit recognition. Blue,
red, and white ribbons are given in each student division and in the
adult division. Four judge’s choices are given for “Best of Show” (one
in the adult division & three in the student divisions). Exhibits are
due Friday, April 11th from 3 to 8pm at the Havana Nature Center.
Paintings, drawings, and photographs must be suitably framed and /or
matted, with proper wire hangers. All framed exhibits must be ready for
hanging or they will not be accepted.
Entry forms are
available in Havana at the C. I. Chester Center, 200 South McKinley &
the Havana Public Library District, 201 West Adams; in Mason City at the
Mason City Public Library District, 820 West Chestnut; and in Manito at
Egypt Station Gallery & Studio, 200 North Broadway & the Forman Valley
Public Library, 404½ South Harrison. Thank you for your support to help
keep the arts alive in Mason County! For more information on the show
or the Mason County Arts Council, please call Nancy Glick at
(309)543-4701 or Rick Noble (309)338-8528.
Green Valley Town Wide Sale
Green Valley Town Wide Sales will be held on May 2nd from 8-2 rain or
Please contact Pam Autrey at 202-2471 by April 26th with your list of
items and donation to be put on the map... Lets have a great sale.
Good Friday Service
The Forest City Community Church will be hosting the community Good
Friday service on Friday, April 3, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Also, the church will have an Easter morning worship service at 9:00
a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5. Following the morning service, there
will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the youngsters.
All are invited to
attend these services and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Easter At Sunrise Worship In Green Valley
An Easter Sunrise Worship Service will be held at 7:30 am on Sunday
April 5, 2015. You are invited to experience the joy of the Resurrection
at the Green Valley United Methodist Church. A light, simple breakfast
will follow downstairs in Fellowship Hall.
The Green Valley United Methodist Church is located at 100 W. Main St.
in Green Valley or at the corner of Church and Main (Toboggan
Road)Streets, 3 tenths of a mile East of IL. Route 29.
For more information,
please call 309-840-5225.
Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting…
...with the silver,
black, and white!
Midwest Central Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting Raider
Night...with the silver, black, and white! on Saturday, April 11th
from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Midwest Central Primary School.
Included during Raider Night will be games, inflatables, student art
auction, food, cake walk, face painting, glitter tattoos, bid board
raffles, nail painting, photo booth, Wii Just Dance, Unique Twist
Balloons, appearances by Batman and Elsa from Frozen and more!
Mark your calendars now.
Hope to see you there!
Contact Shannon at
309/231-2527 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to volunteer!
Raider Night Needs
Raider Night is in need of Baked Goods for the Cake Walk and desserts
for the food sales!
If you are interested in donating baked goods to help out, please fill
out the information below and return it.
They may be dropped off at the Primary School on Friday, April 10th from
8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or Saturday, April 11th from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Questions: Contact Shannon at 231-2527 or email@example.com.
advance for your generosity!
Grade ______ Teacher _________________________
Contact # ____________________________________
(Raider Night Baked
Goods Donation Reply)