Memorial Day services
Memorial Day services will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Harris Cemetery of Alhambra. The cemetery is operated by the Harris Cemetery Association, not affiliated with a church, and is located on Alhambra Road approximately 1/2 mile south of Illinois Route 140. The public is invited to attend.
Memorial Day services will be held at Salem Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
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First Baptist Church of Alhambra will be performing a patriotic musical on Sunday, May 24 at 10:15 a.m. Stars and Stripes Forever will be performed by the church choir. The public is invited.
Salem Church vacation Bible school
VBS will be held June 7-11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Power.”
Children will embark on the coolest adventure of the summer with Bible learning, team building, songs and tasty treats. There will be lots of activities. It’s a wonderful way to teach little ones the glory of God. The VBS is for children ages 3 years old to grade 5.
Young people grade 6 to high school are welcome to come be a member of the crew.
Parents are welcome to join in the special nightly closing at 8:10 p.m.
Registration forms are available outside the church office.
Alhambra Township blood drive
On Monday, June 8, there will be a blood drive in the Firemen & Legion Hall at the Alhambra Township Park from 3 to 7 p.m.
Donors will be asked for a valid photo ID. The Alhambra 4-H has volunteered to help with this month’s blood drive.
The next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at Grantfork School. The PTO received $255.60 from the Remains Textile Trailer.
Students will enjoy a concert on May 21 by the Highland Middle School Band and Choir.
The Character Carnival will take place on May 29, which is the last day of school. Volunteers are needed. Ice cream containers (no lids) are still needed.
The last day of school will be May 29 with a 2:40 p.m. dismissal.
Flags will be put up before the Homecoming by the First Baptist Youth Group and on Flag Day (June 14) by the Village Board members. Donations to help keep the flags flying may be dropped off at the Village Hall. Any amount will be appreciated and used to repair flag holders and flag poles.
Parade entries, volunteers, vendors sought for Homecoming
The annual Alhambra Homecoming will be held at the Alhambra Township Park on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6.
The parade will step off at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on the parade, contact Greg Nihiser at (618) 946-3432.
Organizers are also currently looking for local businesses and organizations to run vendor stands. For more information on vendor stands, contact Jill Gorenz at 488-6465 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general homecoming information, contact Don Maine at 488-7368 or via email at email@example.com or Patty at (618) 580-4469
Volunteers are also needed. If you are new to town, this is a great way to meet new people.
The work schedule is:
▪ Sunday, May 31: Meet at the LA Trucking shed at 6 p.m. to load lumber.
▪ Tuesday, June 2: Meet at park at 6 p.m. at park to assemble tables. Bring screw guns, chargers and gloves.
▪ Wednesday, June 3: Meet at park at 6 p.m., if there are tables that still need to be assembled.
▪ Thursday, June 4: At 6 p.m., final preparations will be made to make sure everything is ready to go for Friday and Saturday. Be sure and bring your tools and protective eye wear. Food will be provided for this evening.
Dog vaccinations will be available at the Alhambra Fire Department on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. Dogs need to be on a leash.
Any resident filling a swimming pool more than 1,000 gallons can receive a deduction on their sewer charge by contacting the village hall at 488-3505 prior to filling the pool.
Pool owners are responsible for keeping their pool area safe. Ladders left in pool are an invitation to toddlers. Be sure and remove the ladders anytime there is not an adult in attendance at the pool area.
It is an ordinance within the village of Alhambra that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited.
Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.
Happy anniversary on May 20, Jeremiah and Amy Knackstedt, Bryan and Nicole Wernle; May 23, Jed and Brenda Schlechte; May 24, Richard and Danielle Porter; May 26, Tom and Martha Seest, and on May 28, Roger and Janelle Reilson.
Happy birthday on May 20, Dawn Schmidt; May 22, Hilbert Klenke and Tessa Renken; May 23, Shirley Gall, Sydney Basler, Shayden Hogg; May 24, Emily Take; May 25, James Schmidt, Leonard Suhre and Connie Duncan; May 26 Anna Abert, Josh Noll, Leroy Engelke, Marcus Doubet, Joshua Noll, Molly Thornton; May 27, Wanda Knackstedt, Pastor Jerry Amiri, Tyson Abert and Kelsey Quade; May 28, Jeff Hurst, Vicky Hooks and Ed Noeth.
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