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.
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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.
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.