From the May 26th edition of the Manito Review:
Forman Class of 1973
The Manito-Forman Alumni Banquet will be during the annual Popcorn
Festival on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Forman Center in Manito,
Illinois. If you graduated or attended the Manito/Forman High Schools
with the classes of 1932 through 1973, you are invited to attend. We
would like to locate the following 1973 graduates: David Fry, Steven
Keen, Steven Lovell, Denise Edmonds, Laurel Musch, Debra Smith, Vickie
Byrd and Karen Brooks.
To give us any
information, please contact Helen Cox email@example.com 309-692-1931;
Bill Wills firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas
The 2015 Tri-County JFL Charity Auction will be held on June 6, 2015 at
the Forman Center in Manito, IL. All 100% of the proceeds from the event
will go to the Tri-County Junior Football League. Doors open at 5:00
p.m. with silent auction bidding and food being available. The live
auction will start at 6:00 p.m.
Visit our Facebook page to see auction items, who donated, and all
The Tri-County JFL is a member of the Junior Football League of Central
Illinois (JFLOCI) and based in San Jose, IL. It is open to all children
in Mason, Logan, and Tazewell Counties. The Tri-County JFL serves the
school districts of Delavan, Hartem, Havana, Illini Central, and Midwest
Central. The goal of the Tri-County JFL is to provide a safe place for
our children to learn and play the game of football. For more
information on the Tri-County JFL you can visit www.tricountyjfl.com
and for more information on the JFLOCI you can visit www.jfloci.com.
Any donations that can be made (monetary or auction items) would be
greatly appreciated! Feel welcome to send business information with your
donation to be displayed at the auction.
Donations are due by Sunday, May 31, 2015.
501 (c) 3 Tax ID
available upon requests.
United Methodist Church is Planning
VBS “Jungle Safari”
Jungle Safari is designed to bring kids closer to God by discovering who
He is and what that means to us. Not a ton of bells and whistles. No
over-the-top video productions. Just simple Bible teaching, coupled with
real-life relationships and a heart for service. Here’s how it works:
Groups of kids will move from place to place during each session,
experiencing Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, and more. But they’ll
hear the same language from leaders at every site, helping kids remember
what’s really important. In the large-group opening, kids will learn
about who God is and what it means to them. Then they’ll repeat what
they’ve discovered at each and every stop along Jungle Safari (“God is
CREATOR. I can count on Him!” etc.)
Our natural response to God’s love and grace is to serve Him gratefully.
There will be Bible stories that teach about the nature of God. When
kids know who God is and what it means to them, they’ll want to serve
God because they love and appreciate Him. VBS “Jungle Safari” will begin
Please contact the
Manito Community United Methodist Church for more information.
It’s Time to Shake,
Rattle or Roll
to the Forman Valley
READ TO THE RHYTHM!
Forman Valley Library will Kick Off it’s “READ TO THE RHYTHM” Summer
Reading Program on Wednesday June 10th @ 10:00. During the next 2
months, the Library will host a range of free activates for children,
teens and adults that encourage and support a love of reading.
Participants who pre-register also can win prizes for reaching their
We’ve planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great
place to read, learn and discover what’s available for their enjoyment.
Themed events include a kick off with inflatables, games, hotdogs and
snow cones. There will also be stories, animals, music, crafts, food and
These programs are
free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register at the
library to pick up your book bag, reading log and calendar of events.
Registration will be held starting May 26th through June 5th. If you do
not register in advance of programs, you will not be eligible for
prizes. Lets make this the Best Summer Ever! Please call the Library
if you have questions. 309-968-6093.
Let’s Make Manito
A unique garden tour “Glads, Gerbers, and Giggle Tea” is being planned
by the Manito Historical Society for Saturday, June 27th from 1 to 5
p.m. Seven Manito gardens, along with Memorial Park will be on display
with additional activities being planned.
Our town is blessed with a number of lovely landscaped yards and
businesses. Now is a good time for residents to be planning a little
extra for visitors.
DID YOU KNOW THAT MANITO’S TOWN FLOWER IS THE VERBENA?
That is a great choice for accenting established perennials, as well as
a blending with colorful annuals.
Don’t forget. Put
June 27th on your calendars for a gorgeous day in our town.
Teen Night At Aquatic Center
Memorial Park Aquatic Center Teen Night will be held June 1st.
Start your summer break poolside with friends!
Anyone 12-18 years of age can attend from 5:00-9:00 p.m. There is a
small cost to attend.
Concessions will be
Nutrient Loss Reduction Seminar
The Mason County Farm Bureau is partnering with the Illinois Council on
Best Management Practices (CBMP) to host a Nutrient Loss Reduction
Strategy (NLRS) meeting June 18 at 9:00am at Warner Library, 310 N.
Quincy, Clinton, IL.
Intended for those living and/or farming in the Sangamon River
watershed, which includes Mason County, the meeting will focus on best
management practices (BMPs) specific to each region of the state.
“Our state stretches more than 400 miles from north to south. Soil
types and farming practices change depending on where you are,” said
Chris Hausman, CBMP President and District 12 Director, Illinois Farm
Bureau. “This meeting will give farmers and other stakeholders the
opportunity to discuss how the strategy will impact them at their local
watershed level and will arm them with information about on-farm BMPs
they can use. Farmers also will learn all that is being done to reduce
nutrient losses and how to build on current successes.”
Scheduled for release in July, the strategy provides a framework for
reducing nutrient losses, improving local water quality and improving
the quality of water leaving the state and entering the Gulf of Mexico.
Faced with raising more food while protecting natural resources, the
Illinois agricultural community is taking on that challenge. Illinois
farmers have the support of CBMP and of other organizations as they
adopt voluntary enhanced nutrient stewardship and conservation
The meeting is one of 11 being hosted across the state in June. For a
complete list of meeting locations, visit www.illinoiscbmp.org.
Farmers are invited to bring water samples from their farms to be tested
on-site during the meeting. A meal will be provided and the event is
free. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Mason County Farm Bureau at
309-543-4451 or email@example.com
Illinois Council on Best Management Practices, a non-profit 501-c
(5) organization, was formed in 1998. Its mission is to assist and
encourage adoption of best management practices to protect and
enhance natural resources and the sustainability of agriculture in
Illinois. Member organizations include Illinois Corn Growers
Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Soybean Association,
Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association, Illinois Pork Producers
Association, Syngenta Crop Protection, Monsanto and GROWMARK.
Mobile Vet Center to
Visit Mason County
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Springfield Mobile Vet Center
will visit the Havana VFW Post 6408 located at 415 W. Adams Street,
Havana on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Vet Center staff will be available to
speak with veterans from all eras from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vet Center
staff encourages all Veterans to come learn more about Vet Center and VA
programs that they may be eligible for.
MVC Outreach Staff consists of outreach specialists and readjustment
counselors, most of which are veterans and are trained and certified to
assist veterans, family members and the general public on a first-come,
first-served basis on a wide range of veteran issues.
Their visit to Mason
County coincides with VA Service Officer Bob Sloan’s weekly office hours
at the VFW. Veterans and/or their family members are encouraged to stop
by the Havana VFW on any Tuesday between 9:00 - 3:00 to talk to a VA
VSO on benefits they may be eligible for.
Katlyn Wooding Honorary Golf Outing
The 10th Annual
Katlyn Wooding Honorary Golf Outing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Parkview Golf Course Pekin, IL. The cost is
per team (includes 18 holes, cart and meal or just a meal price is
available). A 4 person scramble shotgun start. $10,000 Hole In One
Contest (free). All Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital. Any questions call Evan or Laurie Wooding at 309/222-6339 or
Gospel Sing at First
Baptist Church in Manito
Pastor Larry Sauter invites you to a Gospel Sing on Sunday, June 14th at
2:00 at First Baptist Church of Manito, 105 S. East Avenue(next to grade
school). We will serve a luncheon at 1:00 and sing at 2:00. Bring a
song, instrument and a friend for a wonderful afternoon of praise to the
Lord. New life Singers, The Peeks, New Jerusalem Singers and many others
will be joining us for your listening pleasure. Any questions call Loren
Grand Marshalls Named-Saturday Entertainment
The Manito Popcorn Festival Committee held it’s regular monthly meeting
at 6:30 p.m. on May16 in Veteran’s Park Committee members in
attendance were Rayeann Meeker Dorothy Kreiling, Ken Lacey, Judy Lacey,
Rita Roberson, and Lee Lacey.
The committee voted to name Allison “Babe” Himmel and Garnet Gosda as
Co-Grand Marshalls for the 2015 Festival Parade. Both of these area
ladies celebrate their 100th birthdays in 2015.
Dorothy Kreiling presented information on a group she had been in touch
with for Saturday night entertainment after the Lip Sync. The group is
“Project Two Music” and is from the Chicago area. They perform music
suitable for all ages. You can listen to them by going to their website
A contract has been signed with Cass Communications to promote this
The Committee also set August 1st as the deadline for any additions or
other changes to the schedule.
A letter will be sent to the schools inviting the students to be a part
of this year’s Festival. The Lip Sync and Talent contest is a great way
for them to participate. It could also be a good money maker for groups
who operate a booth.
Sunday morning parking permits will be issued to members of the
Methodist Church so they will be able to park on Washington street
during church. The Manito Police Department will help to enforce this.
Please check the website for available openings in the schedule, there
For more information, ontact any member of the committee or join us at
our next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 15. Meetings will be held under
the pavilion in Veteran’s park unless stormy weather prevents it.
For the most current information about the Popcorn Festival, go to
This week marks the beginning of Festival Friends. The Popcorn Festival
depends on the donations of business, organizations and individuals in
order to have a successful celebration
The Popcorn Festival Committee is accepting donations for the 2015
Donations can be mailed to: Manito Popcorn Festival; Festival Friends;
PO Box 540; Manito IL 61546.
Please indicate if you would like your donation to be a memorial, or
used for a particular event.
Donations can also be taken to Manito Community Bank.
Our first donation
for 2015 was given at the end of last year’s Festival and is from
Beverly Schimmelpfenning in the amount of $150.00 to be used for the
parade and/or children’s activities.
Manito Farmers Market,
“Junk In Your Trunk” and
Pork Chop Tuesday Begins on June 9th!
PORK CHOP TUESDAY!
(beginning on Tuesday, June 9th) we will be downtown with our fundraiser
for Friday Night on Broadway's “It's a Wonderous Life in Manito”. We
will be grilling our pork chops and brats, serving from 5:00 p.m.-7:00
JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK!
Don't want to hassle
with a garage sale but have some things too good for the curb? Load them
up and bring them downtown. Although, you can sell any items, each week
we will offer a specific theme. The “Junk in Your Trunk” will begin on
Tuesday, June 9th. If you have any questions concerning the “Junk in
Your Trunk” please call Debbie Kalhammer at 968-6853 Diane Beebe at
Also beginning on
Tuesday, June 9th will be the Farmers Market. Come shop all the fresh
offerings Manito residents have available and enjoy the wonderful music
provided. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to sit and relax! If
you have any questions or would like to play music or sell at the
Farmers Market contact Alex at 309/339-3737 or Jennifer 620-3764.
WANT TO HELP?
We are looking for
groups who want to help with this AWESOME weekly event. If you are
interested, contact Debbie Kalhammer at 309/968-6853.
We look forward to
seeing you downtown!!!
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at the American Legion (201 South Broadway
Street, Manito, IL) from 12:00 noon till 1:30 p.m. Remember no proxies
unless approved by President Dave Cragger or Rosemary Palmer. Emmanuel’s
Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.
Please call Rosemary
Palmer at (309) 545-2423 for any needed information.