Highland News Leader

Grantfork Historical Society participate in Fireman’s Picnic

Grantfork Historical Society

The Historical Society will host a fun event Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in conjunction with the Grantfork Fireman’s Open House. The event will take place on the grounds of St. Gertrude’s Church and will include food, bluegrass music, old tractor/small engine display, crafts and baked goods.

There will be a Community Prayer Service from noon to 12:30 p.m. followed by a presentation by Barb Kay in her portrayal of Dolly Madison as she talks about Illinois in the War of 1812.

Other events for the afternoon will include a photographer taking Fall pictures.

The fire department will have a safety demonstration on the use of a fire extinguisher and will have the Smoke House on the grounds for a safety demonstration to go along with Fire Safety Week.

There will be many activities for the children and will include a raffle. Contact Wendy Heilig 618-444-2520 for further information.

Free Dental Care

There will be a free Dental Clinic on the campus of SIU Dental School in Alton for children ages 3-13.

The clinic will be Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day).

Registration for the event will be Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the Campus Gym.

In order to be eligible for free dental children must be enrolled in the free lunch program at their school and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.