Food pantry needs more room
The Bread of Life Food Pantry is in need of expanding its storage space.
Currently the Food Pantry is located on the campus of the New Life Christian Fellowship in Hamel and is governed by the Alhambra-Hamel Ministerial Alliance serving Alhambra, Hamel and Worden and other nearby communities.
Since 2012 the Pantry has had an increase of 40 percent in the families needing help.
The alliance, with the help of several congregations has raised $5,000, toward the purchase of a new building and needs the communities help in raising the additional $7,000 to attain the amount needed.
The Bread of Life is a non-profit organization, so all donations are considered tax free. Cash donations may be made to Bread of Life Food Pantry or AHMA. Please mark “Building Fund” on the check. Please mail all contributions to: AHMA 1117 W. North Street Alhambra IL 62001
The pantry is open every Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Fire Department Open House
The Alhambra Fire Department will have an open house on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Free fire truck rides for the children, free hot dogs and chili, coffee and hot chocolate. Sign up to win gift cards.
Vendors needed for the Alhambra Health Fair
The Alhambra Health Fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alhambra Township Park in the Firemen & Legion Hall. Vendors that would like to attend may contact Freddie Riepshoff at 488-7603. There is no cost, and the hall is handicap accessible. Tables and chairs will be provided. A complimentary light lunch, juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by the Alhambra/Hamel Ministerial Alliance.
Classroom winners in the Great American Fundraiser were: Pre K Laney Schwartz; Kindergarten, Rylee Schmidt and Nevin Straub; 2 nd grade, Teyton Henkhaus; 3rd Grade, Caden Cooper and Devon Kessinger. The winners will enjoy a trip to McDonald’s in a limo on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Oct. 6 will kick off fire Prevention Week and students will participate in a fire drill with the Fire Department.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 , from noon to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. An activation code will be sent on Oct. 1 so parents can schedule their child’s conference time with his/her teacher. Sign up must be done by Oct. 15.
Students attending Grantfork Elementary will have their conferences at Grantfork. Alhambra Primary students will still have their conferences in Alhambra. Parents with a child in both buildings, should allow enough time for travel.
McTeacher Night will be at the Hamel McDonalds this year on Oct. 6 from 4:00-8:00 pm. The PTO will receive a percentage of the profits.
Yankee Candle Sales will start Oct. 1 and end Oct. 18. All orders and money will be due Monday, Oct. 19.
Box Tops Contest will run Sept. 28 – Oct. 21. Send in any box tops you have at home.
Labels for Education –– “Grand Stand for Schools Sweepstakes” entry form will be sent home and parents are asked to collect 5 product UPCs from the Labels for Education participating brands. Glue each UPC to the correct square, then turn in your completed form to the office by Oct. 9. The winning class will receive a prize!
Happy anniversary to the following couples, September 30, Colin and Devon Reckmann; October 1, Matt and Sandra Reckmann; October 2, Gene and Ethel Hosto ;October 3, Don and Ginny Gehrig; October 5, Damien and Sara Bolen and on October 10, Gary and Luann Boda and Rick and Patty Allen.
Happy birthday everyone on September 30, Kim Moore, Ciarra Huelsmann and Brandon Conger; October 1, Laura Reckmann; October 2, Nicole Knackstedt, Allen Knackstedt, Russell Hiller, Bill Reckman, and Daniel Engelke and Linda Diesen; October 3, Mark Vassier; October 4, Dave Renken, Patrick Stille, Jonathon Prott and Doug Sumner; October 5, Maya Candlish, Katie Jamnuk, Glenn Riepshoff and Derek Bright; October 6, Bob Brown, Bob Kakac, Daryl Diesen and Vickie Conrad; October 7, Gary Adolph, Jared Frueh and Austin Suhre ; October 8, Jill Verson, Ryan Driscoll, and John Hurst; October 9, Katelyn Helf, and Collin Abert; October 10, Dennis Brueggeman, Deny Gehrig and Chuck Sanders.
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