Winter Farmers Market set for Saturday
A winter farmers market is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 27 inside the cafeteria and gym of the New Douglas Township Rec Plex, 310 S. Main St. in New Douglas.
Vendors will be available with their locally grown and produced products from Madison and Bond counties, including eggs, jams, bakery items, meat, soap, honey, quilts, jewelry, paintings and more.
Hourly prizes will be awarded, but you must be present to win.
Salem UCC sausage supper
The Churchmen’s Fellowship at Salem United Church of Christ, 1117 W North St. in Alhambra, has its 70th annual sausage supper from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $10 for adults $10, $5 for children ages 5-10 years old, and children younger than 5 are free. Carry-outs will be available at adult prices only.
The meal will consist of sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, bread, dessert (homemade pies), coffee and milk.
A country store, offering home baked goods and craft items, will be available also.
Pork sausage sales are from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and from 9 a.m. until they run out of sausage Saturday, Jan. 27. Pork sausage links or bulk will be $3 a pound.
Clothing bin for Hoyleton
A clothing bin, located across from the parsonage at Salem UCC, is for the benefit of Hoyleton Children’s Home. Good, used clothing, shoes, linen items will be collected and sold in a second hand store, with the proceeds donated to Hoyleton Children’s Home.
Alhambra Primary news
The Domino’s Night fund raiser brought in more than $200 to help the Center Schools PTO. This money will go toward class room parties, assemblies, books for the library or computer programs for both schools.
Village Board Meetings
The Grantfork Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Village Hall. This year’s meeting dates will be Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 4 (Tuesday), Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3. The village website can be accessed at villageofgrantfork.wixsite.com/home.
Grantfork School news
The winners of this year’s Young Authors contest at Grantfork Elementary were Will Jansen from Mrs. Zeller’s class; Nathan Aranowski from Mrs. Lurkins’ class; and Aliss Korsemeyer from Mrs. Paurs’ class. Each submitted stories they had written and illustrated themselves.
Alissa Korsemeyer, a fifth-grader at Grantfork Elementary won the Lions Peace Poster Contest for 2017-2018. Don Grandame of the Lions Club presented her with a plaque on Jan. 9. Alissa is the daughter of Kenneth and Janice Korsemeyer.
St. Gertrude News
The St. Gertrude chicken dinner planning committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. All parishioners are welcome to attend.
The annual Appreciation Sausage Dinner is set for Feb. 11, following worship.
The annual Congregational Meeting will be on Feb. 4. This meeting will ask the congregation to vote on the proposed changes to the church constitution and bylaws.
“Beginning Quilting” class at KC Center
The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will be offering a “Beginning Quilting” class at the Trenton Education Center on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This quilting class will examine all of the necessary tools for hand and machine piecing of quilt blocks. Each week the tools and their use will be demonstrated as well as putting the cut fabric pieces into a block. Participants will leave with all of the information needed each week to complete a block with ideas for a final product. A portable sewing machine is required. Cost for this class is $60. Students will be given a list of required supplies prior to class. Registration number for the class is COED 5440 TR01E.
For more information or to register, contact the Trenton Education Center at 618-545-3475. Space is limited, so register early. All students must pre-register for this workshop.
FFA Alumni Dinner Auction
The Staunton FFA Alumni has its 11th annual dinner auction on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Crystal Ballroom in Staunton. The cost for the even is $25 per person, and includes a buffet dinner served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and complimentary beer and soda throughout the evening. The doors for the event will open at 4 p.m.
There will be silent auction from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A Live Auction that will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a raffle for a wheelbarrow of booze, a gun raffle, and 50-50 drawings.
For more information, call Linda at 618-402-2710.