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From the January 28th edition of the Manito Review:

Manito Community Chorus
Spring Show 2020
Organizational Meeting

The Manito Community Chorus will present its Spring Show on March 26th, 27th and 28th, 2020,  at the Forman Center at 7:30 p.m.  This show will feature a variety of musical styles as we travel around the U.S. in song and dance.  Directors are Susan Frank and Rebecca Switzer. 

Our first organizational meeting and read through will be Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Forman Center cafeteria.  We will begin rehearsals Monday, February 10th.  Performers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.  We understand that many of you are busy with school and community activities and might not be able to make it to every rehearsal, but if this sounds like something you are interested in, please come give it a try. Children through grade school age must have an adult with them during rehearsals and performances for safety.  

If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Susan Frank at 309-968-7231.   


Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, February 8th 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 Rosemary Palmer. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Please call Rosemary Palmer at (309) 545-2423 or Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed information.


Forman Valley Community
Foundation Grant

The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant applications for the first half of 2020.The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 1, 2020. 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 may apply for a grant.  The grant applications are available at Manito Community Bank.



Join us at the next Greater Peoria Farm Forum!


Woodford and Tazewell Counties lead the state of Illinois in the number of USDA certified organic farm operations (USDA NASS, 2017 Census of Agriculture).  With this in mind, the economic potential of organic agriculture should be seriously considered in the Greater Peoria region.


But beyond crop production, harnessing the full potential of the organics industry will rely on the ability to grow a more robust regional supply chain—the businesses providing goods and services to growers, and the businesses buying and using organics in their food, fuel, and fiber products.


This FREE EVENT is a discussion with organic farming industry professionals, focused on developing a regional supply chain.  What businesses are needed both upstream and downstream from farmers?  How can we help those businesses locate and grow here in Greater Peoria?


Enjoy a free lunch over a presentation on the organic agriculture supply chain.  This will be followed by a panel discussion with farmers and other organic ag businesses and professionals.  Stick around for a Q&A with the panel and the opportunity to network with the other attendees.


GP Farm Forum: Growing a Supply Chain for Organic Agriculture

February 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Beck's Hybrids, El Paso, IL


Free Event.  Lunch Provided.  Space is Limited!

register at to reserve a seat

Full agenda and panelist details to follow!


Questions or comments about the event?  Contact:

Tory Dahlhoff

Director of Outreach & Rural Development Coordinator

309-495-5975 |



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