St. Jacob Homecoming is July 14-16
St. Jacob Homecoming will kick off this year with a Family Night on Thursday, July 14. There will be a carnival ride special from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday night only, where two people ride for the price of one. There will be no alcohol sales during Family Night.
There will be parades on both Friday and Saturday night. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a new route for this year’s parade. The parade begin at the park and will go down West Main to N. Douglas St., then turn onto W. 5th Street, before turning onto Olyvia Drive and ending back at the park. There will be prizes given for the best parade entries — $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Parade winners will be announced Saturday evening.
Rides and food stands will open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. (No outside coolers or beverages will be permitted.)
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There will also be live music on Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Blacktop Boulevard will play on Friday, and Cold Shot will perform on Saturday.
The fourth annual bags tournament will also be held on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. You can pre-register your two-person team by July 2 for $30 (includes a coolie). All teams that register after July 2, including the day of the tournament, will pay $40. The tournament location will be in the open lot on the north side of Village Hall. Beer will be for sale during the tournament. (No outside coolers). Cash prizes will be awarded — $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third.
Marine Historical Society to hear about life in the 1800s
The July 11 meeting of Marine Historical Society will be at the Marine Senior Citizens Building, 101 W. Silver St. in Marine, at 7 p.m. The program will be about on the Flagg Family of Moro. Thomas Flagg came to America in 1637. His descendent was Will Flagg, who served in the Illinois House and Senate. The talk will be about the trials and experiences of life in the 1800s.
The regular meeting of the society will follow. Some things that may be discussed are the Veteran Memorial project, walking tour of Marine, T-shirts, DVD of the Schaefer building demo, and other events, bounce house for the balloon event, fundraising and results of the homecoming.
Marine Historical Society meetings are open to anyone who wishes to learn about the past, as well as plans for the future. Membership is $5 per person or $10 per family and due July 1 of each year. To learn more about the society, check out the website marinehistoricalsociety.org
Your thoughts and ideas are important to the well being of the society.
For more information, call 644-3821.
Marine Library Board to meet
The next Marine Library Board meeting will be July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marine Library. The public is invited.
Volunteers needed for hot air balloon event
The “Hot Air Balloons Over Marine” Committee of the Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with the many children’s activities and operations of this grass roots event. To volunteer, contact Bill Weder at 887-2008 or (618) 530-5809.
St. Jacob UCC events
Next Sunday: Sunday School and Worship with Communion
at St. John 8:45 a.m.
Holey Sunday at St. Jacob
Worship with Communion at St. Jacob 10:15 a.m.
Monday, July 4 – Independence Day
Tuesday, July 5: ELF Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6: A A 8 p.m. in St. Jacob
Sunday, July 10: Sunday School and Worship at St. John 8:45 a.m.
Worship at St. Jacob 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, July 12: St. Jacob Remodel Meeting 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13: St. Jacob Sunday School Teachers Meeting 7:00 p.m.
St. Jacob Church Council Meeting 7:15 p.m.
A A 8 p.m. in St. Jacob
Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, July 16: St. Jacob Homecoming
Sunday, July 17: Sunday School and Worship at St. John 8:45 a.m.
Worship at St. Jacob 10:15 a.m.
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