Highland Garden Club plant sale
The Highland Garden Club will hold its second plant sale of the summer on Saturday, June 6 in the Korte Recreation Center parking lot near Glik Park Gardens, from 8 a.m. until noon.
As always, a wide variety of healthy plants will be available for sale, including various flowering plants, grasses, hostas, and tomato plants, which Garden Club members have been potting for several weeks now in preparation for the annual event. If you missed the first sale, you still have a chance to purchase some plants to fill out those flower beds and bare spots in your landscaping.
Proceeds from the Plant Sales will enable the Garden Club to continue their efforts in maintaining and beautifying both Glik Park Gardens and Lila’s Garden. If anyone is interested in joining or learning more about the club, contact Club President Kathy Moore at 654-3579 or any Garden Club member.
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“Paint the Town Purple” at PB&J
Local Relay for Life Teams will be decked out in purple at the Peanut Butter & Jam Festival on the Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, June 5, for the first “Paint the Town Purple” day.
Teams will be holding various fundraisers for the upcoming Relay. Items being sold will include various Relay items, plus various food and beverages. All proceeds will benefit Highland’s Relay for Life, which will be held July 10-11 at Glik Park. For more information about the relay — to become a sponsor, form a team, or to join a team, contact event chair Joy Krouper at (618)409-7864.
Concert to benefit Highland Animal Shelter
E.L. Flanagan’s, 2635 Plaza Drive in Highland, will host a benefit concert for the Highland Animal Shelter on Friday, June 12, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Katie Buchanan, a singer/songwriter from New York, N.Y., (katiebuchanan.com) and Highland native Justin Kleinhoffer, who goes by the stage name J. Klein, (jkleinmusic.com) will perform. Both will be performing songs from the recent albums, “Glow” for Buchanan and “Path Thru the Low Tide” for Kleinhoffer. Both artists write and perform original songs that are influenced by pop, folk and blues.
Local guest musicians will also be joining in the performance throughout the evening. A silent auction, food and drink specials, and other activities are also planned.
For more information, or if you want to donate to the silent auction, call Steve Heimsath of E.L. Flanagan’s at 654-2222 or Mary Parker of the Highland Animal Shelter at (469) 343-7178 or email email@example.com.
SJH Auxiliary to sponsor Dillard’s shopping event
The HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a two-day Dillard’s Department Store shopping event on Monday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fundraising event will be held in the Ungacta Conference Center at the new St. Joseph’s Hospital.
A percentage of all sales will be donated to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary in their support of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Merchandise from the $10 million inventory of the Dillard’s Department Store in Fairview Heights will be available on site for purchase. Items will include clothing; casual, dress/casual, and tennis shoes; housewares; handbags; jewelry; fragrances; gift cards; and more. All sizes of apparel will be available both days of the shopping event or shipped free to the home of the buyer.
In addition, local residents can take advantage of pre-sale purchases at the Fairview Heights St. Clair Square Dillard’s department store location June 1-14.
Just take your merchandise to the Dillard’s Customer Service Desk (second floor behind Children’s Department) and mention that you will pick-up and pay for your merchandise at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary Dillard’s two-day sale June 15-16.
Then, pick-up and pay for your merchandise at SJH during the two-day sale.
Pre-sale purchases cover all Dillard’s Department Store merchandise selections.
For more information, call (618) 654-6266.
Stewards of Hope “Yard Sale Extravaganza”
Stewards of Hope will host its third annual “Yard Sale Extravaganza” (formerly known as the Junk in Your Trunk Sale) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland on Friday, June 5.
Register to sell your garage sale items by contacting Jennifer Whitten at (618) 363-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For $25, sellers receive four large parking spaces and a $4 credit at the concession stand for the day. All your profits are yours to keep.
The event has had a great turnout in the past and sellers have been very happy with their results.
The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 5.
Highland Jaycees Critter Crawl
The Highland Jaycees will host their third annual “Critter Crawl” pet parade on Saturday, June 6 to benefit the Highland Animal Shelter.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Lindendale Park with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.. The cost is $15 for early registration, which will include a goody bag and T-shirt. Early registration ends May 25. Registration day of is $20, which includes a goody bag but no T-shirt is guaranteed.
Following the parade, entertainment will include a costume contest, pony rides, a photo booth, vendors, and more.
Contact Sarah Sloan at email@example.com with any questions.
Highland Rotary golf scramble
The 31st annual Highland Rotary Bill Pierce Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 19 at Highland Country Club. The nine-hole scramble begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. There will be cash prizes for three flights. There will also be contests for longest drive and closest to the pin. Prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m.
Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes nine holes, a cart, lunch, beer and soda and the course. Teams are four-person. Mulligans will be available.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For more information, contact Kevin Dewaele at 654-6836.
St. Joseph’s-Breese golf scramble
Only a short time remains to register for the “Superheroes of Healthcare” golf scramble sponsored by the Friends Leadership Council of HSHS St. Joseph’s in Breese.
Beneficiary of this year’s event will be the newly established “Dr. Renato Rivera Endowment Fund.”
This year’s tournament is set for Governors Run in Carlyle with a 1 p.m. tee-off; there is no morning play. The six-person scramble format will continue.
Golfers and guests are invited to wear Super Hero — or Super Villain — attire. Other features include all-inclusive registration — nothing else to pay for except skins if your team so chooses; and on-line registration at www.stjoebreese.com. The registration package includes 18 holes of golf with cart, including mulligans but not skins; poker run, beer/soda/water and snacks on the course; hole prizes (longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin); team photo; flighted divisions; grilled sandwiches before play and a hog roast to follow.
Cost is $165 for one player, $990 for a team of six or $1,090 for a team and tee sign. In addition, tee signs are $100 each, non-golfer dinner tickets to the hog roast are $20 and sponsorship opportunities are available.
On-line registration and payment options are available at www.stjoebreese.com.
For more information, contact 526-5439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary book fair
The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host its 32nd annual book fair event June 11-13 in the gym of the Greenville 1st Christian Church gym, at 1100 Killarney, behind the main church building.
There will be thousands of books priced at just $1 to $2. Once again, there will be books of all genres and for all ages of readers, in addition to thousands of other items for sale including books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs and more.
Come Thursday evening for the best selection, or enjoy free admission on Friday, combined with bargain closeouts on Saturday. Any books not purchased by the event’s close at 3 p.m. on Saturday will be donated free-of-charge to local charitable organizations.