Fire department breakfast served 555
The New Douglas Fire Department’s spring 2016 pancake and sausage breakfast served 555 breakfasts. Also, the was 600 pounds of pre-ordered sausage sold.
“We also had goodie bags for the little ones that promoted fire safety, and they seemed to really enjoy them,” said Fire Chief Dan Robertson.
During the event, a 50/50 raffle was won by Tim Childers in the amount of $225. The winner of the gun raffle was ??? Nowak, who chose the $1,000 cash option.
“We would like to thank all of our supporters and suppliers: Jim’s IGA,Troy Frozen Foods, Ron Hemann and family, Korte Meats, Highland News Leader, Blunt Construction, the wives and families of all of our firefighters and of course everyone that took time out of there day and came out to support our department,” Robertson said.
The funds raised will go toward training, service to our community and fire/accident prevention.
The next breakfast will be on Nov. 6. The department will have a fish fry on July 30.
Churches start new youth group
A new youth group to be started by the churches of new Douglas. The group is for ages 1-18. Gym activities, field trips and more are being considered. Many more details to come. For more information contact George Grindstaff through the New Douglas Baptist Church at (217) 456-6161.
Rec Plex calendar available online
The New Douglas Rec Plex calendar is available on their Facebook page. Included on this calendar is a complete set of dates available for the use of the gymnasium, park pavilion and baseball diamond. Visit https://www.facebook.com/NewDouglasTownship for all inquiries as well as (618) 946-7223.
Meals on Wheels needs drivers
The New Douglas Meals on Wheels program is looking for substitute drivers for the summer. Currently, there are five very dedicated drivers that need a bit of a break. Just by volunteering once or twice a month helps out tremendously. Call Linda at 618-402-1726, or send an email to Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org. Help bring smiles and food to Meals on Wheels New Douglas clients.
Community Center Rental
The New Douglas Community Center can be rented for events. Contact Mary at (618) 541-2259 to reserve a time.
Senior Citizens Club: The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. Please consider joining.
Village Board: The next monthly meeting will be Feb.15 at the Community Center at 7 p.m.
New Douglas Township: The Township Board meets every second Thursday at 310 S. Main St. (Rec Plex) at 7:30 p.m.
Fire Department: The New Douglas Fire Department meets every Monday (except the third Monday) every month. The department is actively looking for new members. Minimum age requirement to join the department is 18. Contact Chief Danny Robertson at (217) 456-6221 for more information.
The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email email@example.com.