Highland News Leader

Highland area fundraisers for the week of March 25

HHS baseball team selling Cardinals tickets

The Highland High School baseball team is selling tickets for the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be played on Thursday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. Immediately following, the HHS varsity Bulldogs will play the Waterloo Bulldogs. Tickets are $30 each, with a face value of $45. Contact Staci Brown at 654-7131, ext. 4112, or sbrown@highlandcusd5.org to order tickets.

First Congregational Church White Elephant Sale

First Congregational Church, 801 Washington St. in Highland, will hold its annual White Elephant Sale this weekend. A sneak preview of the sale will be available, with a $3 admission, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28. Everything will be sold for $2 per bag on Saturday. Sale items will include kitchen and household items, books, toys, clothing and more.

NiCE Foundation garage sale

The NiCE Foundation (Nicaragua Christian Education) will hold its annual spring garage sale over two weekends. Both sales will be at the old Artex building, 1405 Walnut in Highland. Sale dates and times will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27; from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28; from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10; and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11.

Sale items will include clothing (toddler to 5X), spring and Easter decorations, housewares, glassware, flea market items, toys, books, games, tapes, movies, bedding, furniture, baby items (strollers, etc.), and other items too numerous to mention.

For more information, call (618) 792-1852.

Highland Kiwanis cosmic bingo

The Highland Kiwanis will hold a cosmic bingo on Thursday, March 26 at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes 10 games of bingo with chances to win $100 on each game. There will also be a silent auction and 50-50. For more information, email jami@highlandillinois.com or hillarie@highlandillinois.com.

Leaps of Love bowling tournament

Leaps of Love will hold a 40-frame bowling tournament on Saturday, March 28 at Poplar Junction Lanes in Highland. There are two times from which to choose, 2 or 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The two sessions will be combined to determine winners. To register, or for more information, call Poplar Junction Lanes at 654-2695 or Dana Riechmann at (618) 407-4409.

EvUCC Rummage Sale

Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2520 Poplar St. in Highland, will hold its annual rummage and bake sale from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28.

The sale benefits programs at our church every year. In past years, it has helped with the Wee Care Day Care and Peppermint Preschool programs. The bake sale has always helped with missions to the Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss.

The congregation has gathered many items of interest for this event, including household items, as well as infant and toddler clothing. Most all items priced at 50 cents. Some other things could be priced at a little higher price. Some items you might never see again.

MD Fathers & Friends Bowling Tournament

The Mater Dei Fathers & Friends Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Bartelso Bowl. Teams may bowl at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. In addition to enjoying time with friends, you may win a cash prize. For this 9-pin, no-tap tournament, the cost is $25 per bowler and teams consist of five bowlers. To enter a team or receive additional information, contact Mark Hitpas (520-9516).

MD Fathers & Friends breakfast

The Mater Dei Fathers & Friends breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, in the MD cafeteria. The menu includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, coffee, juice, and milk. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 13, and children under age 5 eat free.

St. Felicitas chicken dinner

St. Felicitas Parish in Beaver Prairie will hold a chicken dinner on Palm Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu will include fried chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, apple sauce and slaw, homemade bread and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. The dinner is served cafeteria style. Carry-outs will be available. The church is located at 13322 Church Road, six miles north of Carlyle. Look for signs on New U.S. Highway 50 and on on Illinois Route 127.

‘Sip and Paint’ to benefit Siteman Caner Center

“The Painting B’s,” Judy Kapp, Thelma Litteken, Annie Duing and Gerry Zika, will host a “sip and paint” class at from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Serendipity Creations, 207 Suppiger Lane in Highland. This fun ladies night out will feature painting on a wine glass that is appropriate for the season, and all proceeds go to Siteman Cancer Center. Cost is $30. All supplies are included. Reservations are recommended. For more information contact Monica Morrow at Serendipity Creations at 651-4213.

St. George Youth Group fish dinner

The youth group of St. George Catholic Church in New Baden will have a Good Friday fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the St. George Community Life Center, 317 East Maple St. in New Baden. The menu will include home-battered fish, fried potatoes, stewed tomatoes, mac-n-cheese, green beans, slaw, jell-o salads, bread, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8.50 for adults; $4.25 for children ages 5-12; children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs will be available.

Faith Countryside Homes indoor garage sale

Faith Countryside Homes will hold its annual indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11 in the Countryside Center, 1331 26th St. in Highland. There will be lots of household items, decorations for the home, jewelry, craft supplies, some furniture, books, puzzles and more. The funds raised will help pay for special trips, crafts, decorations, holiday dinners and monthly birthday parties for the residents.

Trivia Night to benefit Allen Warnecke Scholarship Fund

A trivia contest, raffle and auctions to benefit the Allen Warnecke Memorial Scholarship Fund is going to be held April 18 at the Aviston American Legion.

Warnecke was an alumni of Central Community High School, graduating in the first year of its existence in 1971. He also was the first valedictorian in the district’s history. After graduating from college, he returned to his alma mater as a mathematics teacher and member of the coaching staff. In 1990, Warnecke was named the athletic director and remained a fixture in that role at Central until his death in April 2014.

Doors for the fundraising event open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be a $10,000 drawing after trivia. An oral auction takes place at 10 p.m.

The oral auction includes ticket packages for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues Sub Zero Club, as well as a six-hour, all-inclusive pool party at the Holtmann House and an autographed Stan Musial baseball bat.

There will be other assorted event passes, golf items and sports memorabilia up for bid as well. Raffle tickets are now available for a $10,000 prize to be awarded at the event. All proceeds from the April 18 event will go to scholarship awards to deserving students.

The fee is $100 per table with a maximum of 10 players per table. Their will be 50-50 raffle tickets available and a heads and tails game. Snacks may be brought in. Beer will be available for purchase at the bar.

For more information or to get your team preregistered, call George Evans at (618) 660-5247.

Relay for Life quarter auction

The Myeloma Maniacs Highland Relay for Life team will hold its fourth annual quarter auction on Thursday, April 23 at the Highland Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be baked goods will be for sale. Bring your own munchies. A cash bar will be available. All-in paddles are $25 each. There will also be a silent auction. If you would like to donate, want to reserve a table or have questions, call or text Tammy Riechmann at (618) 779-2485.

Leaps of Love Derby Dance Party

The Leaps of Love Derby Dance Party will be held Friday, April 24 beginning at Fairmount Park Racetrack, located at 9301 Collinsville Road in Collinsville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. An appetizers buffet will be served from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music will be played by Living Loud, a classic rock band.In addition, there will be a cash bar and simulcast racing.

Derby attire is preferred so ladies, don’t forget you hat and gentleman, grab your bow tie. Prizes will be awarded to ladies for the best hat and gentlemen for best dressed.

The cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available online at www.leapsoflove.org until April 20 or anytime before the event by contactingL Leaps of Love, 907 Main St., Highland, IL 62249. The phone number is (618) 410-7212.

Maryville Christian School dinner/auction

Starting 11 years ago with just a handful of students, Maryville Christian School (MCS) has grown to over a 200-student enrollment and is now excited to begin its journey as a high school, with enrollment now open for ninth grade. Help support MCS in its growth and celebrate the places it will go by purchasing tickets for the MCS Dinner & Auction to be held on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Browse through the live/silent auction items once doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per ticket or purchase a full table of 10 for $200. Everyone is welcome. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the school office at (618) 505-7000 or visit register.fbmaryville.org.