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Marine Lions Club pancake breakfast

The Marine Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on at the Marine Lions Club, 406 E. Division St.

Proceeds will benefit the Marine Lions Club and the Gravius Memorial Library, a private library in Marine.

Breakfast includes pancakes, homemade whole-hog pork sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea and juice. Prices are $8 for adults, $3 for children (ages 4-12), and children 3 and under eat free. All carry-outs $8.

The Marine Lions Club is part of Lions Club International with special interest in aiding the blind and deaf. The local club holds fundraising activities not only for international projects but also local projects. The Lions Club supports the Gravius Memorial Library, a private library which does not receive any tax money, in its efforts to continue offering library services to the residents of the Marine area.

Community Expo set for March 31

Would your child like a free picture with the Easter Bunny? If so, then you will not want to miss the Spring Community Expo, set for Tuesday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Triad High School.

“This is the largest attended event that the Chamber plans” said Dawn Mushill, executive director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce. “This event provides a venue for attendees to see our great businesses and great organizations in our community. And the event is free to attend.”

The Chamber has signed up more than 100 vendors will be on hand to display their items and offer eggs to all children who attend.

“Every child will receive 10 tickets and can gather 10 eggs from the vendors. Each egg will have candy, and some will even have special prizes,” said Mushill.

Also, Ridgeway Photography Studio will be taking free pictures (or you can bring your own camera for free pictures) with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a face painter, balloon artist, and much more.

If you are interested in being a vendor, you can visit the Chamber’s website atwww.troymaryvillecoc.com and complete the form. Or, for additional questions, you can contact the Chamber office at 667-8769. If you want to attend the event, it is free and open to the public.

Chamber Auction

The 25th annual Chamber Auction is just around the corner.

“The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce is very excited about our 25th annual auction” said Dawn Mushill, executive director of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce. “Our theme is luau, and just like in past years, we hope the attendees come casual and dressed in the theme.”

The auction is the Chamber’s only fundraiser and generates 25 percent of its annual income. Profits from the event help pay for community events, free services to chamber members and office expenses.

This year, the Chamber already has some incredible items. One of the largest items so far is an authentic St. Louis Cardinals jersey with the World Series patch and autographed by Yadi Molina.

“We are excited about this item” said Mushill.

Other items include a trip, a personal visit from Santa to your home, baskets and lots of gift certificates.

At the event, there will be a bucket raffle, which will include a barrel of booze, an oral auction and a fun kind-of-silent/oral auction.

“We use boards with volunteers accept bids and it gets crazy in the last five minutes for each board” said Mushill. “It is something you have to see to believe.”

The event will take place on Friday, April 24, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at Gateway Center. Tickets are not available at the door, but can be purchased on the chamber’s website at www.troymarvillecoc.com or by calling the Chamber office at 667-8769. Tickets are $45 per person, or tables of eight can be purchased for $375.

St. Jacob Easter Egg Hunt

The annual St. Jacob East Egg Hunt, sponsored by the village of St. Jacob, will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at St. Jacob Township Park. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck at approximately 12:45 p.m. The hunt is for children up to fifth grade and will be held rain or shine.

St. Jacob Lions to host special bingo

The St. Jacob Lions will have a special bingo on March 28. They will give out 20 hams for Easter. Bingo is held at the St. Jacob Activity Center (located at the intersection of Second Street and Douglas Street) starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food is sold by various organizations during the evening beginning about 5:30 p.m. There will be free popcorn. If there are more than 120 or more bingo players, the payout for the $30 regular games will be $40. For $5, you can play six cards and have an evening of fun and socializing and you could win a ham. Profits from the bingo are used to support the Lions Club activities, which benefit sight and hearing impaired adults and children and local area event activities. For more information, call 644-2378 or the St. Jacob Activity Center at 644-LION (5466) on Saturday bingo nights only.

St. Jacob UCC

On Sunday, Sunday school students will sing during worship, and after worship, there will be an informational meeting for those interested in membership.

Marine UCC

Pizza fundraiser

The church is again selling Papa Murphy’s pizzas. Order forms are available on the table in the fellowship room. Forms can be turned brought to the church office by Tuesday, March 24. Include payment with your form. Pizzas will be available for pick-up at the church on Saturday, March 28 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or after church on March 29.

Mission Opportunity

A Region 5 mission trip to Tosagua, on the coast of Ecuador, is being planned for June 20-29. The build site is located about 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Manta. Volunteers will be building a masonry and block home in the Manabi province. No experience is required, just a valid passport. For more information, contact Carol Amiri at (636) 328-3331 cmamir@yahoo.com.

Easter

There is an Easter basket in the fellowship room for those wishing to contribute to the Easter breakfast. All profits go to camp scholarships.

The church is also looking for donations of candy for the Easter egg hunt, which is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. Remember that candy must be individually wrapped and small enough to fit into our Easter eggs. Donations may be left on the bench outside Pastor Phil’s office. Organizers will once again plan to stuff the eggs following the Maundy Thursday soup supper.

Trivia night

The trivia night for the Hoyleton Home is set for Saturday, April 25. You don’t have to have a complete table of eight to compete. If a single person, or two or three people sign up, organziers will match people together to complete a table. A record for attendance was set last year. Sign up now by calling the church office, before room runs outs. If you call after hours, just leave your name and the number of people in your party on the message machine.

Upcoming bell performances

The Handbell Choirs from Marine UCC and St. Paul UCC in Lebanon will join forces again this spring to present two pieces during morning worship. The bell choirs will be playing in Lebanon on Sunday, April 19 at the 10:30 a.m. service. On Sunday, May 3, the bells will participate in the 10:10 a.m. worship service in Marine.

Chancel Choir, Handbells rehearsal

The Chancel Choir will be rehearsing on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The Handbell Choir will be rehearsing on most Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Helmich at 887-4485 for more information.

Quilters News

The quilters will meet at 8 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Book Lovers

The next Book Lovers will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 to discuss the book All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

St. Jacob Events

Every Thursday: Trash collection day

Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day

Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day

First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center

Every Saturday: Lions Club bingo at St. Jacob Activity Center. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

May 17: St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Festival at St. Jacob Park.

May 7-9: Villagewide yard sales.

June 5-7: Jakey in June BBQ Cook Off, visit www.jakeyinjune.com for more information.

July 16: Special Family Night at St. Jacob Homecoming.

July 17-18: St. Jacob Homecoming.

Sept. 10-12: Villagevide yard sales.

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