Fire Department open house
The Alhambra Volunteer Fire Department will kick off National Fire Prevention Week with an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
Tour the fire house, get a chance to see inside a real fire truck and ambulance. See how the equipment works.
Enjoy complimentary hot dogs and chili, coffee and tea. Sign up for attendance prizes.
Weather permitting, children will receive free rides on an antique fire truck.
National Fire Safety Week is Oct. 7-13
The Alhambra Fire Department will visit Alhambra Primary at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Firemen will present a fire safety program and allow them to see the fire truck and ask questions about the different items on the truck and the gear each fireman is required to wear.
Weather permitting, the Highland Hospital ARCH helicopter will land just south of the school. Community residents may park on the Firemen Park road to view the landing, but are asked not to approach the helicopter due to the limited time for the children’ s viewing.
Muscular Dystrophy boot drive
On Aug. 25, members of the Alhambra Fire Department collected $1,400 in cash during their Annual Muscular Dytrophy Association boot drive. They wish to thank everyone that gave so generously for the cause.
Alhambra Cub Scout Pack 3040 is getting ready to begin the 2018-2019 scout year Sept. 27. The pack will meet on the second and fourth Thursday each month at Salem UCC at 7 p.m. Boys interested in joining the troop should contact Brad Grotefendt 618-488-6577.
Hamel Boy Scout Troop 91 (Alhambra Boy Scouts are members of this troop) is currently selling Scout Popcorn until Oct. 22. If interested in placing an order, contact Brad Grotefendt at 618-488-6577.
Alhambra Morning Glories 4-H
The Alhambra Morning Glories 4-H Club will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Alhambra Township Building. 4-H welcomes all young people between the ages of 8-18 to attend a meeting and see what 4-H is all about.
The Morning Glories participate in many community projects. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the 4-H Club purchased 10 gallons of milk for the “10 Gallon Challenge,” which helps the dairy farmers and food pantries. The Alhambra Morning Glories donated the 10 gallons of milk to the Highland Area Christian Services Ministry Food Pantry.
On Sept. 29, the Alhambra Morning Glories will be working in the flower beds at the Hitz Memorial Home, weather permitting.
The Alhambra Morning Glories wanted to remind you to check out the Little Free Library by the Alhambra-Grantfork Telephone Company.
Salem UCC is taking part in September National Preparedness Month by collecting hygiene items and making kits for victims of hurricane and others in need.
Items needed to complete a hygiene kit are:
One hand towel measuring approximately 15 inches by 28 inches, to 16 inches by 32 inches (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber), one washcloth, one wide-tooth comb, one fingernail or toenail clipper, one bath-size bar of soap in the wrapper, one toothbrush in the package, toothpaste, 10 standard size Band-Aids, box of one-gallon plastic zipper closure bags.
Items collected may be left in the passageway at Salem UCC and will be assembled following worship Sept. 30.
Happy anniversary everyone
Sept. 27: Jeremy and Chelsea Eilers
Sept. 28: Dave and Ronna Renken; Scott and Sherry McKinley
Sept. 29: Mike and Barbara Whitworth
September 30, Colin and Devon Reckmann
Oct. 2: Gene and Ethel Hosto
Oct. 3: Don and Ginny Gehrig
Happy birthday everyone
Sept. 27: Charlotte Schneider, Judy Zimmerman and Krystal Conrad, Tiana Rex
Sept. 28: Patty Butkovich, Kris Rutz, Megan Pfingsten, Chelsea Eilers and Madelyn Moore, Brenda Knackstedt, Cooper Glassmaker-Becker and Luke Glassmaker-Becker.
Sept. 29: Kayla Seest, Trish Dennison
Sept. 30: Kim Moore, Ciarra Huelsmann
Oct. 1: Laura Reckmann
Oct. 2: Nicole Knackstedt, Allen Knackstedt, Russell Hiller, Bill Reckman, and Daniel Engelke and Linda Diesen
Oct. 3: Mark Vassier
Oct. 4: Dave Renken, Patrick Stille, Jonathon Prott and Doug Sumner