Highland News Leader

St. Jacob & Marine news for the week of March 26

St. Jacob Township Annual Meeting set

The annual meeting for St. Jacob Township will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the St. Jacob Community Building, located at 108 W. Second St. The agenda will include the election of a moderator, reading and approval of minutes from last year’s meeting, the annual reports of the township supervisor, highway commissioner and attorney, transfer of funds, new business and setting the date, time and place of next year’s meeting.

Triad brick/paver fundraisers

Now is the time to participate in the Triad Athletic Booster Club’s brick/paver spring campaign. Bricks and pavers may be purchased with personal inscriptions etched upon them. The purchased bricks will be installed at the Triad High School’s “Knights Row” walkway before the THS Graduation May 17.

Inscription ideas include graduation dates, special teachers, sports or extracurricular accomplishments and memorials for loved ones.

The deadline for the Spring Brick/Paver campaign order forms is Saturday, April 25.

Personalized 4-by-8-inch red bricks are $100, while black granite 12-by-12-inch pavers are $1,000.

Order forms may be found and printed from the Triad High School website under the TABC link labeled “Knights Row” Paver form. Forms should be filled out and mailed with a tax-deductible check payable to TABC to: Triad Athletic Booster Club, c/o Engraved Brick/Paver Project, 703 East Highway 40, Troy, IL 62294. Purchasers will be notified after the brick/paver is installed.

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.

The Chamber has signed up more than 100 vendors, who 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.

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.

Easter Egg Hunts

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.

The Marine Firefighters’ Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Marine Fireman’s Park. The event is for children up to 8 years old. The rain date is April 4.

St. Jacob Lions to host special bingo

The St. Jacob Lions will have a special bingo on Saturday, 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

Friday: Last day to order flowers; palms will be delivered.

Saturday: Final all-church Fellowship Breakfast, sponsored by the St. Jacob Brotherhood, will be at 8 a.m. The Menu not yet set, but expect lots of good things to enjoy. Adult suggested donation is $4. The next Fellowship Breakfast will be in the fall.

Sunday: Palm Sunday.

Silver Creek Catholic Parishes

The Holy Week worship schedule will be: Holy Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy; Good Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy and at St. Elizabeth in Marine at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at St. Jerome in Troy; and Easter Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at St. James at St. Jacob.

Marine UCC

Pizza fundraiser

Papa Murphy’s pizzas ordered through the church fundraiser 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.


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, organizers 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.

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.