St. Jacob Township Annual Meeting set
The annual meeting for St. Jacob Township will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the St. Jacob Community Building, located at 108 W. Second St. The agenda will include the election of a moderator, reading and approval of minutes from last year’s meeting, the annual reports of the township supervisor, highway commissioner and attorney, transfer of funds, new business and setting the date, time and place of next year’s meeting.
Chamber Auction set for April 24
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s almost time for the 25th annual Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce Chamber Auction. This year’s theme is “Luau,” so come dressed in your favorite casual summer attire.
The date is set for Friday, April 24 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.
“This event is 25 percent of the Chamber’s income,” said Dawn Mushill, executive director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. “We use these funds to bring events to the community and more.”
There will be an oral auction, 50-50 raffle, a “very interactive” silent auction and a bucket raffle. Tickets are $40 and are available on the Chamber’s website troymaryvillecoc.com or at the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce office.
Some of the items include an autographed Blake Shelton guitar, an authentic St. Louis Cardinals jersey autographed by Yadier Molina and an authentic St. Louis Blues jersey autographed by Vladimir Tarasenko. In addition, there are baskets, gift cards, experiences and more.
For more information on the event, call the Chamber office at (618) 667-8769. You can also stop by the Chamber office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or email email@example.com. There are also items listed on the Chamber’s website.
Sons of the American Legion spaghetti dinner
The Sons the American Legion Post 665 will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 at the St. Jacob Activity Center. The menu includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread and a beverage for $7. Dessert will be available for an additional cost.
Triad brick/paver fundraisers
Now is the time to participate in the Triad Athletic Booster Club’s brick/paver spring campaign. Bricks and pavers may be purchased with personal inscriptions etched upon them. The purchased bricks will be installed at the Triad High School’s “Knights Row” walkway before the THS Graduation May 17.
Inscription ideas include graduation dates, special teachers, sports or extracurricular accomplishments and memorials for loved ones.
The deadline for the Spring Brick/Paver campaign order forms is Saturday, April 25.
Personalized 4-by-8-inch red bricks are $100, while black granite 12-by-12-inch pavers are $1,000.
Order forms may be found and printed from the Triad High School website under the TABC link labeled “Knights Row” Paver form. Forms should be filled out and mailed with a tax-deductible check payable to TABC to: Triad Athletic Booster Club, c/o Engraved Brick/Paver Project, 703 East Highway 40, Troy, IL 62294. Purchasers will be notified after the brick/paver is installed.
St. Jacob UCC
A Christian family night will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Edison’s in Edwardsville. For just $20, each guest (adults and children) may enjoy pizza, soda, and unlimited bowling, laser tag, and arcade. They will also be playing contemporary Christian music all night long. All Sunday school students will only pay $10. The Sunday school will pay the other $10. If you and your family plan to go, you must tell your teacher how many from your family as soon as possible. The Sunday school needs to RSVP to Edison’s to receive this deal. All payments will be collected upon arrival.
Illinois South Conference & DuBois Center invite all to a 50th anniversary celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. on May 3 at GCS Stadium in Sauget, home of the Gateway Grizzlies. There will be games to play, music to listen to, an historical review and trivia question about our history, food, T-shirts and more. Advanced cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Tickets at the door are $10 per person or $15 per family. Tickets are available for purchase in the church office.
A Region 5 mission trip to Tosagua, on the coast of Ecuador, is being planned for June 20-29. The build site is located about 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Manta. Volunteers will be building a masonry and block home in the Manabi province. No experience is required, just a valid passport. For more information, contact Carol Amiri at (636) 328-3331 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Book Lovers will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to discuss the book Far Afield by Susanna Kaysen.
Widening the Circle
Widening the Circle will meet April 9 at 7 p.m.
The trivia night for the Hoyleton Home is set for Saturday, April 25. You don’t have to have a complete table of eight to compete. If a single person, or two or three people sign up, organizers will match people together to complete a table. A record for attendance was set last year. Sign up now by calling the church office, before room runs outs. If you call after hours, just leave your name and the number of people in your party on the message machine.
Upcoming bell performances
The Handbell Choirs from Marine UCC and St. Paul UCC in Lebanon will join forces again this spring to present two pieces during morning worship. The bell choirs will be playing in Lebanon on Sunday, April 19 at the 10:30 a.m. service. On Sunday, May 3, the bells will participate in the 10:10 a.m. worship service in Marine.
Chancel Choir, Handbells rehearsal
The Chancel Choir will be rehearsing on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The Handbell Choir will be rehearsing on most Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Helmich at 887-4485 for more information.
The quilters will meet at 8 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.
St. Jacob Events
Every Thursday: Trash collection day
Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day
Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day
First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center
Every Saturday: Lions Club bingo at St. Jacob Activity Center. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
May 17: St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Festival at St. Jacob Park.
May 7-9: Villagewide yard sales.
June 5-7: Jakey in June BBQ Cook Off, visit www.jakeyinjune.com for more information.
July 16: Special Family Night at St. Jacob Homecoming.
July 17-18: St. Jacob Homecoming.
Sept. 10-12: Villagevide yard sales.