Immaculate Conception Church opens its new building doors in style.
Photo gallery HERE.
From the October 6th edition of the Manito Review:
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving
on Saturday, October 10th, 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
Please call Rosemary Palmer at (309) 545-2423 for any needed
Don’t be a creep unless you plan to be one at this year’s Fright
Night in Forest City. SIGN UP NOW! To sign up phone 309) 340-4858
or visit Fright Night The Sequel on Facebook to leave a message.
Help is needed decorating scenes, wiring the scenes, ticket taking
at each gate, actors, actresses, and with maintenance during
operation. So CALL NOW and thank you for your support.
Tri-County JFL Tackle
Sat., Oct. 10th - Level: Pee Wee; Opponent: Marshall County;
Location: Lacon Park Pool.
Sat., Oct. 10th - Level: Junior Varsity; Opponent: Morton Silver;
Location: Morton JFL Field.
Sun., Oct. 11th - Level: Varsity; Opponent: Peoria Heights;
Location: Peoria Heights HS.
Sat., Oct. 17th - Level: Pee Wee; Opponent: Bloomington-Normal;
Location: Chiddix Junior High (Normal).
Sat., Oct. 17th - Level: Junior Varsity; Opponent:
Bloomington-Normal; Location: Chiddix Junior High (Normal).
Sun., Oct. 18th - Level: Varsity; Opponent: Chillicothe; Location:
Sat., Oct. 24th - Level: Pee Wee; Opponent: Dee-Mack; Location:
Sat., Oct. 24th - Level: Junior Varsity; Opponent: Woodruff;
Sun., Oct. 25th - Level: Varsity; Opponent: BYE; Location: BYE.
Sat., Oct. 31st - Level: Pee Wee; Opponent: Peoria Heights;
Location: Peoria Heights HS.
Sat., Oct. 31st - Level: Junior Varsity; Opponent: Peoria Heights;
Location: Peoria Heights HS.
Sun., Nov. 1st - Level: Varsity; Opponent: Pontiac; Location:
Pontiac JFL Field.
*Home games are played at the San Jose Park (old High School).
Trunk or Treat in
The fourth annual Trunk or Treat will be held from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. on Halloween night Friday, October 31, 2015
What is a Trunk or Treat? This is where people gather in large area
such as a blocked street. Here they open their trunks or the back
of their vehicles and pass out candy. Many even wear costumes and
decorate their trunks.
This provides a safe area for the children. They do not have to
worry about cars. It also offers the opportunity for the elderly
and disabled to be a part of the season. They do not have to
continually be up and down answering the door and do not have to be
concerned about those at their door. Also those from the rural
areas who would like to see the costumed children will have a place
to do so. It is a great opportunity for fellowship as the parents
can accompany their children.
Plans are to block Washington Street with Village Board approval
between State and Mason Streets from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Costume
judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be given to four
age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 in four categories: Seasonal,
Original, Scariest and prettiest. Refreshments will served.
Donations can be mailed to Trunk or Treat, PO Box 540. Manito IL
you would like to be a part of this event monetarily or as a
participant, or if you want more information please call
Ham & Bean Supper
The Green Valley Presbyterian Church will be having a Ham & Bean
Supper on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Menu includes Ham & Beans,
Cornbread, Dessert & Drink for a donation. Serving time is from
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 300
S. Church St., Green Valley, IL. Carry outs will be available but
please bring your own containers. The church is handicap
accessible. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Mission projects.
Pumpkin Patch is
Mark your calendars now for October 10th-11th when Pumpkin Patch
will be held sponsored by the Forman Junior Women’s Club. If fall
is your favorite season don’t miss this BIG event. This year’s
Pumpkin Patch will feature hundreds of homegrown pumpkins,
decorative gourds, squash, corn stalks, straw bales, and many other
seasonal items. For those who love fall foods, we will have apple
cider, homemade taffy apples, ham and beans and chili cooked over an
open fire served with corn muffins, delicious kettlekorn, cookies,
pies, etc. We also have a fire pit for roasting your hot dogs!!
Bring the family down and enjoy a day of festive food and fun!!
Pumpkin Patch is located on the Manito Blacktop just south of the
Catholic Church and across from Subway in Manito. This year we
ask that you please be respectful of the newly built church and park
in the designated parking areas ONLY!! Hours are Saturday,
10/10/15 from 10-6, and Sunday, 10/11/15, from 10-5.
Proceeds from this
event go to our “Christmas For Kids” program held in December. Hope
to see you there!!!!
Order Your Veteran Brick
Engraved Veterans bricks may now be ordered to be installed before
Veterans Day at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial.
Order forms are available at the Green Valley Village Hall (Mon-Fri,
8:00 to 1:00) or by calling 309-352-4290 or 309-224-8513.
Orders must be in by
Meeting Changed to October 7th
Equipment at Veterans’ Park
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Manito Mapping Council is holding
its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Village
Hall to discuss a project to upgrade the playground equipment and
other park issues at Veterans’ Park.
In addition, if anyone else in the community is interested in
helping or providing ideas, please feel free to attend. There has
been much discussion concerning the equipment and a suitable play
area for little children and their families.
contact Nancy Proehl (email@example.com) or 309-208-4246.
Manito-Forest City Rotary Club Senior Dinner
The Monthly Manito-Forest City Rotary Club Senior Dinner will be
held on Friday, October 16. The dinner will be held in the back room
at Hawk’s Grove at noon. The meal is open to the public. There is a
small fee for the meal. Nickerson Insurnace is the sponsor for the
month. A reservation is required to be made by Oct. 12th to Lynn
Coers at Rickett Grain. You can call during normal business hours at
309/597-2331 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please plan on
joining the group.
We Can Help Over 220
The National Honor Society of Midwest Central High School would like
to thank students, faculty, and community members for donating 74
pints of blood at the American Red Cross blood drive on September
24, 2015. As a result of your donations, over 220 people can
benefit from this life saving gift. The highest number of pints ever
collected at an NHS sponsored drive was 77 so we were within reach
of that mark!
When you donate at a National Honor Society sponsored event you are
aiding those in need of blood products and helping our members earn
college scholarships. We will be hosting the spring drive in March
2016 and look forward to seeing you then to help us set a new
As you are planning
your fall holiday activities don’t forget to take time to donate at
the next community drive currently scheduled for November 19, 2015
from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at the Forman Center.
Midwest Central High
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
On October 22, 23, and 24th Midwest Central High School will perform
the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. The show
will be performed at Forman Center in Manito and will begin at 7:30
p.m. each evening. Before the Saturday performance we will be
serving dinner theater which will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for each
evening’s production are available at the door. However, dinner
theater tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold on
Wednesday October 14th at 7 a.m. in the high school lobby. Dinner
tickets are non-refundable.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
is the adult version of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”.
It is strictly for fun, full of energy, and appropriate for all. The
cast is made up of over 65 Midwest Central students who are working
hard on song and dance. We hope you will plan to attend.