Highland News Leader

Grantfork events and meetings

Fire Safety Week

Parents and children are invited to check out the Firefighter Frankie website compliments of ADT Security.

In preparation for Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) ADTSecurity.com created Frankie’s Guide to Fire Safety, a guide designed to educate youth about common fire risks through fun and interactive activities such as drawing escape routes and word searches.

Frankie’s Guide to Fire Safety – https://www.adtsecurity.com/fire-safety-guide/

Township Meeting

Leef Township Meeting Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

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 Southern Illinois University 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.