Village can provide mowing assistance
Those who are physically unable to maintain areas of their lawns can contact the Village Board for possible assistance. You can reach Barb Bassett at (618) 593-3510.
Car Show/Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off
Annual Car and Motorcycle Show/Craft Fair & Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the New Douglas Township Park.
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Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Judging will be from noon to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.
There will also be games for kids and contests, a gun raffle, 50-50 drawing, bounce house, and refreshment stand. Krispy Kreme donuts will also be for sale.
Chili registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Chili judging will be at noon.
Contact Barb Basset at (618) 593-3510 for more information.
Funds raised support the restoration of the Old New Douglas Firehouse.
Farmers’ & Flea Market
New Douglas Farmers’ & Flea Market is open every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., and every fourth Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at 103 S. Main St. Vendors are still needed. Call Rachel at (618) 200-8150 and leave message or email email@example.com.
Christian school registering students
The New Douglas Community Christian School is accepting pre-K, age 4, and kindergarten students for classes that will begin in September. Contact the school by email at ndccs15@gmail or call (217) 456-7833 for more information.
Meals on Wheelsdriver needed
If you would like to volunteer three to four hours a month, consider being a substitute Meals on Wheels driver for the New Douglas area. Call Linda at (618) 402-1726.
Community Center Rental
The New Douglas Community Center can be rented for events. Contact Linda Huntsinger (618) 402-1726 to reserve a time.
Center Schools Girl Scout Troop 426 will meet every second and fourth Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Douglas Community Center. Contact Rachel Fogg at (603) 205-2433 for more information. Grades K-12 are welcome.
The New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department will meet every first, second and fourth Monday.
The Wednesday Women Book Club will meet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a weekly book study group focused on Christian faith. Refreshments are provided. Contact Stephanie McNealy (217) 456-6161 for more information.
The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
New Douglas Township meets every second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the township building, 104 S. 2nd St.
The New Douglas Senior Citizens meet every second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the New Douglas Community Center. New members are being sought, anyone 55 and up.
The New Douglas Village Board meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. at the New Douglas Community Center.
Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.