The Manito Historical Society recently hosted a
garden walk tour called "Glads, Gerbers
and Giggle Tea." The weather couldn't have been more perfect and the
event was well attended.
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your own photo gallery tour.
From the June 30th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 309-692-1931;
Bill Wills email@example.com (309) 261-1667; Randy Maas
United Methodist Church
VBS “Jungle Safari”
Manito Community United Methodist Church will hold a Jungle Safari”
Bible School from July 12 through July 17.
Registration will be held on July 12 from 2:30 to 3:00 and class will be
from 3:00 to 5:00 after registration. On July 13-16 classes will be
from 6:00 to 8:00. On July 17 the VBS will hold their Jungle Safari
program from 6:30 to 7:15. Come and enjoy the kids adventure. Everyone
Please contact the Church for more information.
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
Remember there is a August 1st deadline for booth registration. If you
want to reserve your space, do it now before you forget.
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.
Donations for this year: Beverly Schimmelpfenning - $150.00; Jane
Armbrust - $100.00; John & Loretta Whitaker - $50.00.
Visit Downtown Manito on Tuesdays for
Manito Farmers Market, “Junk In Your Trunk” and Pork Chop Tuesday
Every Tuesday 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 p.m.
open (with special Tuesday hours) will be Rustic Roost from
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 be available on Tuesdays. If you have
any questions concerning the “Junk in Your Trunk” please call Debbie
Kalhammer at 968-6853 Diane Beebe at 968-6111.
available on Tuesdays 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
are looking for groups who want to help with this AWESOME weekly
event. If you are interested, contact Debbie Kalhammer at
look forward to seeing you downtown!!!
The Forest City and Green Valley Libraries began on Wednesday, June 10.
Forest City is open from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the Town Hall and
Green Valley is open from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Green Valley
There will be books for all ages, some from the Forman Public Library
and some from private collections.
If you have books to donate, call Zoe Rene Worner at 309-597-2227 or
Mary Ann Canada at 309-863-0798.
Trinity Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social
Trinity Lutheran Church at 110 S. Park Ave., Manito will have their Ice
Cream Social on Sunday, June 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Menu will consist of
hotdogs, bbq, fruit pies, Texas cake, and homemade vanilla ice cream.
What a good way to start the summer! Please plan on attending for good
food and fellowship.
If you have any questions you can call me at 309-968-7728 (home) or
309-253-2690 (cell) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pork Chop Sales
The Friday Night on Broadway Committee needs volunteers to help Tuesday
evenings with the pork chop sales. Groups or individuals are welcome. If
you would like to help, contact Debbie Kalhammer at Manito Hardware.
committee hosts the annual “It’s a Wondrous Life in Manito”
Christmas celebration in downtown Manito using funds from the pork
St. Paul Lutheran
Church to hold
Vacation Bible School
St. Paul Lutheran Church of rural Manito (21819 NCR 3300E) will hold its
Vacation Bible School on July 12th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on July 13th
& 14th from 4:00-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Camp Discovery: Jesus at Work
Through Us”. The students will explore five “tree-mendous” Bible
accounts where God works in His people to save them and through His
people to serve. Supper will be served on Monday and Tuesday evening
between the two sessions to those present. We invite our friends and
neighbors to join us for wonderful time sharing God’s word.
Classes will be
available for 3 year olds through students entering 8th grade. Please
contact Lillian Vogel (309-352-5961) with questions or if transportation
Red Cross Blood Drive
A Manito Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at
the Forman Center from 1:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.
Blood is especially needed this time of the year.
For an appointment, call Rosemary Palmer at 309-545-2423.
Please schedule your
donation today. Bring a friend and help save lives together.
Little Miss & Mr. & Princess at Forest City Jubilee
The FCPC Little Miss and Little Mr Jubilee (ages 0-5), and Princess
Jubilee (ages 6 and up) will be held on Friday, July 31st at 7pm. The
contest is a “penny” per vote contest with all money raised donated to
St. Jude. In the past 5 years the kids have been able to donate
$4000!! Please contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding
309-620-3605 for more information.
Forest City Jubilee
Forest City Jubilee 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015
at 8am. Early registration online at fcjubilee.com, or by contacting
Rickett Grain @ 309-597-2331.
5K registration is at Rickett Grain at 7am.
Seeking Donations for
The FCPC is seeking donations/sponsorships for this years Forest City
Jubilee to be held on July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015.
Anyone wishing to donate can contact Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati
Wooding 309-620-3605. Or mail payments to FCPC, P.O.Box # 5, Forest
City, Illinois 61532
Seeking Vendors for
The FCPC is seeking vendors for the Forest City Jubilee to be held on
July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2015.
Paticia Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605.
Needed for F.C. Jubilee
The FCPC is
seeking participants for the Forest City Jubilee parade. The parade
will be held on July 31st with line-up at 6pm at Forest City
Campground Park and parade starting at 6:30. Please contact Paticia
Gordon 309-840-4385 or Kati Wooding 309-620-3605 for any
The market was quite busy this past Tuesday! There were hand woven rugs,
pork chops and brats, handmade soaps and lotions, zucchini, crafts, Junk
In Your Trunk sellers, books, handmade wooden ducks and furniture,
baskets, and hand poured concrete stepping stones. They are hoping for
more produce as the season goes on. They are looking for musicians to
come and play and more vendors. If you would like to come and sell or
play music call Alex at 339-3737 or Jennifer at 620-3764 or email at
email@example.com. See you there!
Midwest Central Hosts Second Trivia Night
On Thursday, July 9th, Midwest Central PTO will be hosting a Trivia
Night at the Fitz Inn in Green Valley. Teams of 6-10 people will compete
for cash prizes. Cost is $10.00 per person. No RSVP required, just bring
yourself and your friends! Please join us for this fun evening – all
proceeds will directly benefit Midwest Central School District
Pancake Breakfast to
The Ridgelake Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,
July 4th from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the firehouse. All-you-can-eat
pancakes, eggs and sausage with coffee and orange juice. There is a
reduced cost for children under 12 years old.
A 50/50 drawing will
also be held, need not be present to win.
Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on
Saturday, July 11th, 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.
FREE MOVIE at The Arlee Theater
Tri-County JFL will be sponsoring “Remember the Titans”, a true story
starring Denzel Washington at the Arlee Theatre at 139 S. Main St.,
Mason City on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome and
coaches will be on hand to answer questions regarding signing up for JFL
this year. Come an enjoy a classic football movie with us.
Area School District Named As Finalist For An America’s Farmers Grow
Rural Education Grant
In the Mason County area, Midwest Central CUSD 191 has been announced as
a finalist in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education
program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Midwest Central CUSD 191 is
among the top districts in Illinois in the running for grants of $10,000
Earlier this year, farmers nominated their local public school districts
to apply for Grow Rural Education grants. Once nominated, school
districts were eligible to complete applications requesting funding for
a specific math or science project that will enhance curriculum in their
district. This year’s applications were again very competitive. A panel
of math and science educators evaluated all of the applications and
selected the strongest submissions as finalists.
“Making it to this stage of the process is a great accomplishment that
requires a lot time and effort,” said Michelle Insco, Monsanto Fund
program officer. “There is still more to do before we announce our
winning school districts, but this year’s finalists submitted impressive
applications. The Monsanto Fund is grateful for their focus on improving
math and science opportunities for their students.”
Next, finalist applications will be reviewed by the Grow Rural Education
Farmer Advisory Council. The Advisory Council, made up of farmers from
across the U.S., will select this year’s winners, who will be announced
in early August.
Last year, Grow Rural Education invested $170,000 in public school
districts across Illinois to improve math and science curriculums. Since
2011, Illinois school districts have received $580,000 through the
Projects funded over the last four years have helped school districts
across the U.S. upgrade technology and scientific lab equipment, build
greenhouses and outdoor classroom learning environments, update teacher
and curriculum development and other math and science related
For a complete list
of the 2015 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education finalists and past
grant winners, please visit www.AmericasFarmers.com. America’s Farmers
Grow Rural Education is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since
2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on
behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through
agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in
agriculture and how food is grown. Farmers and others in the industry
are joining in on the conversation to help raise awareness about
agriculture and share their stories with their communities. Learn more
The Forman Valley Community Foundation (FVCF) is taking grant
applications for 2015. The deadline for submitting completed
applications is August 1, 2015. The FVCF’s purpose is to assist
projects in the fields of education, arts, health, human services,
community service or community development, and community issues.
501(c)(3) organizations within the Midwest Central School District #191
may apply for a grant. The grant applications are available at Manito
Midwest Central PTO Trivia Night
The Midwest Central PTO will be hosting a Trivia Night on Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 at the Fitz Inn in Green Valley. The cost is $10 per person, with teams consisting of 6-10 players. Cash prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP on the Facebook group or by calling DeEtte Garman (309) 202-3945 or Jeanine Hipsher (309) 642-7494.