Highland News Leader

Grantfork news, meetings and events

Grantfork Historical Society

The Historical Society will host a fun event Sunday, Oct. 14, from 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.

Take part in the business/organization pie baking contest. Pies will be auctioned off at 3 p.m.

There will be a Community Prayer Service from 12 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.

Grantfork UCC

Parishioners are asked to help the Food Pantry by donating the following items during October: instant mashed potatoes and stuffing mix; November: cake mix, brownie mix and frosting; December: cereal oatmeal, peaches and fruit cocktail.