Highland News Leader

Grantfork News for the week of May 7

Grantfork Elementary

Library books are due by May 11.

The Panera Night fundraiser was a huge success with the PTO receiving $167.70 from the sales.

The last day of school will be May 29 with a 2:40 p.m. dismissal.

St. Gertrude Catholic Church

May is the Month of Mary. In recognition of Mary, the Rosary will be prayed at all of the Silver Creek parishes beginning one-half hour before Mass.

There is still time to help this year’s Confirmation Class to do one more service project. The class has chosen to help out the Highland food pantry. The goal is to collect 300 items before May 10. Any food items or personal hygiene products will be gladly accepted, but there is a need for some special items also. The items most needed are: macaroni and cheese, graham crackers, saltine crackers, canned fruit cocktail and canned peaches. Items may be placed in the bin at the back of the church or may be put in the hall on Wednesday evening during the next PSR class.

It was decided to do the plastering and painting of the sacristy before the work on the parking lot is started.

Cleaning will be done on June 1 before the chicken dinner. Volunteers are needed.

Donations are being accepted for this year’s Chicken Dinner Raffle. Call Carly Maurer at (618) 488-3183 or Mary Ann Frueh at (618) 488-2546.

The Catholic Holy Society will have a Country Store at the Chicken Dinner on Sunday, June 7. Items needed are: baked and food items, crafts, homemade jellies or jams and canned goods of any kind. For further information, contact Mary Rutz at 675-3420, Judy Gruner at 675-3578 or Emily Schwartz at 675-3386.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will offer Sacraments of Confirmation to the members of the Silver Creek Parishes, St. Jerome, St. James, St. Elizabeth and St. Gertrude on Wednesday, May 27. Confirmation Mass will be at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth in Marine. This is open to any adults 18 or older that have not received the Sacraments of Initiation and would like to be confirmed. Contact Lorraine Senci at (618) 667-6571, ext.11 for further information and to register.

Grantfork UCC

The summer worship schedule will start on May 31 with church starting at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, will not only be a day to honor mothers, but also nurses as this is the beginning of Nurses Week.

A donation has been made to landscape the front of the church and educational building. This should be done by Mother’s Day.

Graduating seniors will be honored on May 31 at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. As of now, those being honored are: Matt Augustine, Megan Gruner and Anna Heinold from high school, and from college, Claire Geiger (University of Illinois) and Matthew Darmour -Paul (Iowa State). If someone has been left out, contact Pastor Tim so the graduate may be recognized.

Village Ordinances

It is an ordinance within the village of Grantfork that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited.

Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.

Swimming Pool Safety

Pool owners are responsible for keeping their pool area safe. Ladders left in pool are an invitation to toddlers. Be sure and remove the ladders anytime there is not an adult in attendance at the pool area.

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