Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of June 18

Street BannerProject

Alhambra is looking for a donations from businesses or community organizations to donate toward street banners. They will be similar to the ones that were hung during the sesquicentennial celebration on 1999. For further information or anyone wishing to donate toward the banners, contact Gail Ohren at 488-2612.

Blood Drive

A total of 37 people presented themselves to donate blood at the June 8 Red Cross blood drive. The quota was met, with 34 good units being collected. A very big thank you goes out to all who came to donate and to the two the Girl Scouts and 4-H members who volunteered to help.

Reading Wagon

The Alhambra Reading Wagon, sponsored by the Alhambra Morning Glories 4-H Club, opened Monday and will run through Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Alhambra Township Building. The Reading Wagon will be open on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m., with “Story Time” at 9:15 a.m. The Reading Wagon will also be open on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your children to check out a book so they can keep their summer reading going. There are many books for all ages.

Jaycees Fireworks

The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will go off at the Alhambra Park on Saturday, July 4, with the fireworks beginning as soon as it gets dark. This is a free event for the entire family. Free-will donations will be taken at each entrance to the park. Snack foods will be available for purchase.

Movie in the Park

Save the date for another fabulous Movie in the Park. Big Hero 6 will be shown rain or shine at Alhambra Park on Saturday, July 18. This is another free event. Bring kids, lawn chairs and blankets, drinks and snacks of your choice.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on June 19, Bill and Carol Reckman and Joe and Lisa Reinhardt; June 20, Wayne and Tonia Pickerill; June 22, Rick and Cheryl Noll and Glenn and Gladys Riepshoff.


Happy birthday on June 18, Shannon Hogg and Austin Reckmann; June 19, Dave Reichmann; June 20, Kim Shimkus and Richelle Braundmeier; June 21, Joann Demkey and Hayden Payne; June 22, Dave Hooks, Lee Schmidt, Jessica Rinderer and Kristen Payne; June 23, Joyclynn Robbs and Sasha Hosto; June 25, Brandi Starko and Gladys Wahl.

To submit items to the Alhambra News, email Riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.