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Grantfork Historical Society

The Historical Society will host a fun event in conjunction with the Grantfork Fireman’s Open House. The event will take place on the grounds of St. Gertrude’s Church and will include food, bluegrass music, old tractor/small engine display, crafts and baked goods.

There will be a Community Prayer Service from noon to 12:30 p.m. followed by a presentation by Barb Kay in her portrayal of Dolly Madison as she talks about Illinois in the War of 1812.

Other events for the afternoon will include a photographer taking Fall pictures.

The fire department will have a safety demonstration on the use of a fire extinguisher and will have the Smoke House on the grounds for a safety demonstration to go along with Fire Safety Week.

There will be many activities for the children and will include a raffle. Contact Wendy Heilig 618-444-2520 for further information.

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church

St. Gertrude’s Alter Society meeting will be Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Gertrude’s Hall. All ladies are welcome to attend.

St. Gertrude, St. Nicholas and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches have contracted with Lifetouch Photography to do a Directory of the three parishes.

Each family will receive a free directory as well as a free 8x10 photo of their family. Other family photos will be available for purchase.

Dates to schedule sittings are on Monday, Oct. 8; Tuesday, Oct. 9; Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12. Each of these dates are from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For further information, 866-756-0281 or