Highland News Leader

Alhambra nursing homes name kings and queens for Valentine’s Day

Alhambra Care residents celebrated Valentine’s Day singing and dancing with Fast Eddie, Ci and Ralph. For their special coronation, retiring king Tom Hanvey and queen Doloris Ktisto presented the new reigning king and queen, Don Eilers and Darlene Bast with crowns and chocolates. Pictured are Eilers and Bast.
Alhambra Care residents celebrated Valentine’s Day singing and dancing with Fast Eddie, Ci and Ralph. For their special coronation, retiring king Tom Hanvey and queen Doloris Ktisto presented the new reigning king and queen, Don Eilers and Darlene Bast with crowns and chocolates. Pictured are Eilers and Bast. Provided

Alhambra

Community Club meeting

The Alhambra Community Club will meet at Maedge’s Restaurant on Monday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending a meeting is welcome to come join the fun. Each person orders and pays for their own meal (this is optional), and then there will be a short meeting. This is a wonderful way to spend an evening and meet some great people and possible help the community.

Alhambra Primary news

This week, students learned about the underground railroad. Retired teacher Barb Kay always makes history so much fun for the kids.

Roller skating week in P.E. also made for a lot of fun.

Students are looking for sponsors for “Jump Rope for Heart.” Money collected is due Thursday, Feb. 22.

Third grade will be taking PARCC testing April 3-15.

March 1, students will celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday by wearing pajamas to school (regular shoes must be worn).

School will dismiss early on March 2, at 11:50 a.m., for teachers institute.

Breese

Mater Dei to have incoming freshmen registration

Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese will welcome current eighth-grade students and their families to join the Mater Dei family on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents and students will meet with a teacher to discuss course recommendations and to select courses. Parents may also obtain applications for scholarships and tuition assistance.

Families who are unable to attend this date may contact the office at 618-526-7216 to RSVP for the alternate registration on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m., or to schedule an appointment with registrar, Deb Foote.

Families who did not receive a registration packet or have questions regarding our spiritual, academic, and extracurricular programs; free transportation; or scholarships and tuition assistance may contact Maria Zurliene, director of enrollment, at mzurliene@materdeiknights.org.

Grantfork

St. Gertrude seeking donations for chicken dinner

St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork is accepting donations for its annual chicken dinner, which will be coming up soon. Contact Linda Hunsche at 618-675-3874 to donate.

Carlyle

“Polar Plunge” to benefit Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap — a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

The Polar Donut Dash 5K will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle Polar Plunge. This is the only 5K around that not only tests your speed but your ability to eat donuts! Participants will be treated to multiple donut stops along the route and will receive a minute deduction from their overall time for each donut they consume along the course. Registration is $30 online or $35 the day of the event. Awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age category.

The dash and plunge will take place Saturday, Feb. 24 at Carlyle Lake, located at 801 Lake Road in Carlyle. Donut Dash registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the dash starts at 10 a.m. Plunge registration starts at 10 a.m., with the plunge taking place at noon.

Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and will be mailed to participants in April.

For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com or contact Justin Dunning at 618-654-6680 or jdunning@soill.org.

As of Monday, the event already had $34,952.75 pledged to 370 participants. Two local groups participating in the fundraising are the Highland FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) and Friends, and Highland High School Teachers.

Edwardsville

March UCC to have chicken dinner at Moose Lodge

United Church of Christ of Marine will sponsor an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 25 at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge, 7371 Marine Road.

Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-12, and kids under 2 eat free. The meal includes chicken with all the fixings and iced tea or coffee. Desserts will be available for purchase. Carry-outs will also be available.

For more information, call 618-887-4465.

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