There will be a Domino’s fundraiser on Tuesday, April 7.
Spring Break will be April 2-6, and classes will resume on April 7.
The Highland School Board has announced that the last day of school will be Friday, May 29. There will be no school on Thursday, May 28 due to a teachers institute.
Raging Rivers tickets will be sent home with the students that earned them by doing the required reading.
Community Club Meeting
This month’s meeting of the Alhambra Community Club was held at Maedge’s Restaurant. Eleven members attended the meeting, and it was decided that attendance was down due to the American Legion Family Night on the same evening.
Club president John Ernst called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Sterling Schoen gave the prayer and then Ernst introduced Kathy and Shaun Lewis and the work they have been doing with wild mustangs.
After the meal, the meeting was again called to order. The first order of business was reading of the minutes by secretary Winnie Schoen. She read the January notes, as there was no meeting in February due to the extreme cold weather. The treasurer’s minutes were read by Gloria Henschen, since Shirley Landolt was absent.
Under old business, there was not a lot decided, due to the low attendance.
Maedge’s has offered to make a family-style meal for the club at a slightly reduced rate with a couple different meat dishes to choose from. Members can do this or keep ordering from the menu.
The audio speakers were discussed, and vice president Rodney Knackstedt was going to go ahead with buying the mics and speakers, so the club can try them out to see if they will help those with hearing problems to enjoy the meetings better and see if they will work in the room without bothering other diners.
The next item on the agenda was a vote to make little Michael Ernst an honorary Community Club member. The motion passed.
New business under consideration was the homecoming. It was decided to give the homecoming committee $60 to be used for both nights.
Ernst said he just rehabilitated a tractor and offered it to the club to use to pull a wagon. This will be great for the signs and members to ride on during the parade.
It was decided to do a beautiful yard contest one month this summer and offer a prize to the house with the prettiest yard. A committee and a judge will have to be appointed. There will also be a best Christmas display this year, also with a cash reward.
The April meeting will be a game night with no speaker. Hopefully, the May meeting will have a speaker on how to save on the electric bill.
Many times throughout the year, flags are put out along the streets. These flags are the responsibility of many civic organizations in the village. Alhambra Village Board members are responsible for the flags on Flag Day; Alhambra Firemen on Fourth of July; Salem UCC Youth Group on Memorial Day; First Baptist Church on homecoming weekend; and the Township Board on Labor Day. Volunteers are welcome to help at any time.
Many times the flag holders and braces need to be replaced. It would be helpful if those that like the flags being put up during the holidays would give a dollar or two to help keep the equipment in good repair. Donations may be dropped off at the Village Hall at any time throughout the year. Just put your donation in an envelope marked “Our flag.”
Fire Department Scholarship
The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior. Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2015. Forms may be picked up at Highland High School or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications before April 30. Applications will be assessed and a recipient chosen by an independent company.
On Wednesday nights, a free exercise class is being offered, at 6:30 p.m. at the Firemen & Legion Hall at Alhambra Township Park. Everyone is invited to attend. The class will take about 30 minutes.
Easter egg hunts
Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the church. Each participant is asked to bring a food item for the food pantry. Following the hunt, there will be donuts, muffins and fruit served.
The Gilbert Hosto Memorial Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Alhambra Jaycees, Community Club and the Village Board, will be Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. on the east side of Alhambra Township Park, behind the dance hall.
The Alhambra Jaycees Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Alhambra Township Park baseball diamonds.
All three of theses egg hunts are for children ages newborn to fifth grade.
Alhambra Township Annual Meeting
The Alhambra Township Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The regular monthly meeting for April will follow the Annual Meeting.
Town Yard Sales
The annual Town Yard Sales will be May 7-9. Jessie Ketchum will be coordinating the yard sale maps. The cost for being placed on the map will be $3. Mail your payment and information Jessie Ketchum, 5353 Marine Road, Alhambra, IL 62001. For further information, call (618) 580-5314.
Happy anniversary to the following couples on April 2, John and Karla Brockman; April 3, Keith and Gladys Mullen and Ken and Carol Morales; April 7, Adam and Megan Mollet; April 8, Mike and Mary Stumpf; April 9, Jeff and Julie Hobbs; and on April 10, Bob and Gail Ohren.
Happy birthday everyone on April 2, Jessica Wetzel, Donna Miller, Chad Schuster and Adam Kelso; April 3, Ashley Phelps, Steve Stille, Larry Bloemker and Tyler Reinhardt; April 4, Justin Stumpf; April 5, Ginny Gehrig, Rick Porter and Michael Daudermann; April 6, Alexander Dugan; April 7, Martha Seest and Sarah Randle; April 8, Andy Miller; April 9, James Kirk, Brian Suhre and Heath Follwell.