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For the ProgressJuly 10, 2014 

The Rotary Club of O’Fallon recently recognized Tom Sullivan, center, on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow for the eighth time. Bestowing the honor were District Governor Mike Nowobilski, left, and Rotary Foundation Chairman Jerry Albrecht. To become a Harris Fellow a Rotarian must donate $1,000 to the annual programs fund. And each time a member reaches that goal they are honored as a fellow.

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KofC concerts

The Knights of Columbus Hall at 402 E Highway 50 in O’Fallon will host two musical groups in the next four weeks.

Enjoy the music of Trutmann-Wooley from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 12. And Brewer & Shipley, the American folk rock duo that found fame in the 1960s and 1970s, will perform Saturday, Aug. 2.

Tickets purchased in advance include a free appetizer buffet. For more information, call 632-6229 or (314) 313-4854.

Rummage Sale

O’Fallon Township will hold their monthly Rummage Sale from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 12, at the Township Building, 801 E. State Street, O’Fallon. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing—plus household items—will be available for the Rummage Sale. If interested in volunteering for the Rummage Sale or making a donation, please call the Township Office at 632-3517.

Free concert

The third free concert in the Big Wheel Summer Concert Series is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen will provide the entertainment for the event at Three Springs Park, 2222 Frank Scott Parkway in Shiloh. Games and refreshments also will be available.

The sponsors include the Village of Shiloh, The Bike Surgeon; Toolen’s Running Start; which will offer food for purchase; O’Fallon VFW, which will be selling beverages; Sweet Katie Bees; Peels Pizza Excel Bottling, which will provide soft drinks for sampling; and American Eagle Credit Union, which will provide free water.

Concert goers may bring chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks (no glass bottles).

For more information, call Jon or Chris at The Bike Surgeon, 622-1693.

Senior dinner

The O’Fallon Township Senior Committee will sponsor dinner and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the township building, 801 E. State St. Tickets for the event, which is for township residents only, cost $2 and must be obtained from the township office by Friday, July 11.

Pancake breakfast

The O’Fallon Woman’s Club will host a pancake brreakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Applebee's Neighborhood Restaurant, 4000 Greenmount Crossing Dr. in Shiloh. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets are available at door at $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

Summer hours

The Shiloh Elementary School library has summer hours from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday through July 23. This year’s theme is “Paws to Read.” Children are invited to enjoy puzzles, toys, games, crafts and story time at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the school at 632-7434.

Seniors lunch & dance

O’Fallon Township is hosting a luncheon and Country Western band performance Thursday, July 24. Band time is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. To reserve your lunch, you must call 632-3517 before Wednesday, July 23. For more information call the O’Fallon Township at 632-3517.

Cedar Ridge

• Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab in O’Fallon will offer a health care presentation on “Summer Nutrition” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Bingo will follow.

• Pianist Brent Binkley will perform a program of ragtime and boogie woogie on the grand piano from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab. Refreshments of shortbread cookies and lemonade will be served. For more information, contact Tammy Loman, director of marketing, at (618) 267-4672.

O’Fallon Night

The City’s Annual O’Fallon Night with the Cardinals will be Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, with the Cardinals playing the Chicago Cubs at 7:15 p.m. O’Fallon are announced." Tickets are available for purchase now.

The city will not limit the number of tickets people can purchase. Contact Rebecca Karras at O’Fallon City Hall at 624-4500 ext. 8720 or rkarras@ofallon.org for more information or to make arrangements to purchase and pick up the tickets. Payments should be made by check, payable to the City of O’Fallon.

Golf scrambles

• The Dania Shrine Club will hold a four-man golf scramble on Friday, Aug. 1, at Tamarack Golf Club in Shiloh. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m. The $60 per person price includes cart, skins, two drink tickets and lunch. The event will feature two flights with payouts to the top three teams in each. Attendance prizes and drawing for a Cardinal jacket and a golf bag. For information, contact Jim Joseph at (618) 920-0929 for information.

• O’Fallon Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 198 will hold its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 5, at Clinton Hill Country Club. For more information, contact Brian Gimpel at 624-4545. Garden Club

•The Club offers free educational tours of the O’Fallon Community Garden for anyone interested in gardening. Civic and community organizations are welcome.

• Garden work days are from 8 a.m.-noon every Monday and Thursday, weather permitting. If you can help with garden clean-up, preparing to plant, weeding, mowing, composting and fertilizing please join us in the garden. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring gloves and water. Tools provided.

Free meals

Free restaurant-style community meals are served from 5-6:30 p.m. each Monday (except Federal holidays) in the Fellowship Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50 in O’Fallon. Everyone is welcome.

Fish fries

• The O’Fallon Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a fish fry every Friday from 4-8:30 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 402 E. Highway 50. In addition to the traditional menu, oven baked salmon, blue gill, barbecued pork steaks and additional side dishes are available. Dine in or carry out available. Orders may be called in at 632-6229. Lunch is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays.

• O’Fallon VFW Post 805, 221 W. First Street, and its Ladies Auxiliary sponsor a fish fry from 4-8 p.m. every Friday. Dine in or call 624-2651 for carry out.

Rotary van

The O’Fallon Rotary Van is available from 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to transport any resident to where they need to go within city and township limits. For information, call 632-3517.

TOPS meets every Monday

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the first United Methodist Church, 504 E. Hwy. 50. TOPS is a nonprofit, low-cost program open to men, women and children ages 7 through 18. For more information, call Kathy at 624-8031.

Stop 158

Stop 158 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 866 Old Enterprise Farms, Lebanon. Meetings are open to all interested parties. To confirm meeting times, call 632-3158.

Food Pantry

The O’Fallon Community Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The pantry is located at the O’Fallon Township Building, 801 E. State St. in O’Fallon. For information, call 624-7040.

Cells for soldiers

Wolfersberger Funeral Home at 102 W. Washington St. in O’Fallon is a designated collection site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Used cell phones may be dropped off at the funeral home during regular business hours or by appointment by calling 632-3681.

Hope for Heroes

The Hope for Heroes program of Xi Chi is collecting items to support deployed U.S. military members and returning Wounded Warriors. The entire list of needed items can be found at http://hope-for-heroes.com/H4H-Backpack-list.htm. Drop-off sites include:

• O’Fallon: AMW Clothing & Sporting at 620 W US Highway 50; Underwood Chiropractic; Progressive Property Network Inc.; Gifts for Individuals’ Frieze Harley-Davidson; Auffenberg Dealer Group; Jack Schmitt Chevrolet; and O'Fallon City Hall;

• Lebanon: Mama Gustos Pizzeria;

• Fairview Heights: VFW Memorial Post 8677 and the Fairview Heights Public Library;

• Belleville: Advantage Family Chiropractic and Lincoln Place Dental at 114 Lincoln Place Ct.

All donations are tax deductible. For more information or large donations, contact Chip Shaffer at (618) 567-5315 or via e-mail at grumman3@icss.net. Excess items will be donated to area VA medical centers.

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