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From the November 5th edition of the Manito Review:

Coats for Kids

Summer has ended and cooler fall days are ahead. Once again, we are asking for your help, with outgrown coats, hats and gloves in sizes small, medium, large and x-large. The need is always there. We appreciate any and all donations. Articles may be dropped off at 202 E. Glendale, Manito or call Charlene Nall at 309/968-7972 for more information.


Green Valley Sesquicentennial Logo Contest

The members of the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee are looking for local artists to design a logo for our upcoming sesquicentennial.

The winning logo will be used for advertising, T-shirts, parades, and for whatever else we need.

There will be one winner with the stipulation that we might decide to combine designs from other logo entries to get exactly what we want. (Each of the winning artists will receive recognition for their talent.)


1. The entries may be computer generated, sketched in black ink or pencil, or color.

2. The logo must contain:

        • Green Valley, Illinois

        • Sesquicentennial or 150 years

        • 1872-2022

3. Use your imagination! This is a historical event! Be creative!

All entries are due Friday, December 13, 2019. Please turn them in to your school office, the Green Valley Village Hall, or mail to:  Crystal Deppert, 15151 Christmas Tree Rd, Green Valley, IL 61534.

If you have questions call Crystal Deppert at 309-348-2345 or email me at


Emmanuel’s Warehouse

Sat., Nov. 16th

Emmanuel’s Warehouse Monthly Drive Thru Food Pantry will be serving on Saturday, November 16th at the American Legion (201 South Broadway Street, Manito, IL) from 10:30 a.m. until all cards are served.  Please note: the November Food Giveaway will be held on the 3rd Saturday instead of the 2nd Saturday (due to Nov. 11th Veteran’s Day).

When in line for the giveaway, be sure to have your license (ID card or even bill with your name and address) to confirm your name and address.

Remember no proxies unless approved. Emmanuel’s Warehouse is for those in need in the Midwest Central communities.

Please call Heather Williams at (309) 267-6185 for any needed information.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to hold

Chili/Oyster Soup Supper

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 21819 NCR3300E, Manito, IL , will hold their annual Chili/Oyster Soup Supper, Wednesday, November 13th from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 

Menu will include:  Chili, Oyster Stew, Hot Dogs, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Cakes and Pies, drinks. 

There will also be a bazaar and bake sale.


Trinity Lutheran Church to hold

Chili and Oyster Soup Supper

Trinity Lutheran Church, 110 S. Park, Manito, IL will have their annual Chili and Oyster Soup Supper on Wednesday, November 6th, serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Menu will consist of chili, oyster soup, hot dogs, homemade cakes and pies.

We will also have a bake sale with lots of homemade treats.

Please plan on attending for good food and fellowship.

Carry-outs will be available.


Green Valley Sesquicentennial

Committee to Sponsoring

Chili & Hot Dog Lunch

following the Veterans’ Day Service

The Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee recently met and will be sponsoring a chili and hot dog lunch following the Veterans’ Day service at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial.

The service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  (11/11 at 11:00).

Immediately following the service, for a donation, everyone is invited to the Green Valley Fire Department to enjoy the chili and hot dog lunch with their families and friends.

Community residents are urged to sign up to be on a committee for the sesquicentennial which will be held August 26-28, 2022.  Please think about how you can serve your community and sign up for one of the committees.

The committee is also making plans for a community Christmas party to be held at the middle school on December 14th.  Watch for more news to be coming soon!!


Green Valley Veterans Memorial

Veterans Day Ceremony

A brief Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Green Valley Veterans Memorial.  Flag raising will be done by the Green Valley Fire Department Honor Guard.  Newly installed Veteran bricks will be dedicated.  Students from Midwest Central Middle School will be helping with the program.

Earlier, from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Midwest Central wishes to honor and invite all Veterans to the Middle School for Coffee and Donuts.

Later, immediately after the ceremony, Everyone is invited to the Green Valley Fire department for a Chili and Hotdog lunch with family and friends, sponsored by the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Committee.


Order Your Forman Jr.

Women’s Club Memorial Christmas Trees

Forman Jr. Women’s Club will have the lighted Memorial Christmas Trees downtown again this year for all to enjoy.  If you would like to sponsor a tree, there is a cost.  We will furnish and put up the trees, string white lights on them, and put a plaque by the tree with the message you request.  If you choose to decorate your tree, we ask that you DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER LIGHTS or use glass ornaments! 

Please indicate if you will be using last year’s sign with the same memorial message or any changes that need to be made to the sign, or a new memorial message, along with a check made to FJWC which can be mailed to: Forman Jr. Women’s Club c/o Sheri Ledgerwood 307 N. Sunset Drive Manito, Il 61546 or you can go to; Manito Hardware, at front of store at 124 N. Broadway to pay for your tree, their hours are; Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Trees must be paid for to be reserved, No Exceptions!  There are a limited number of trees available.  Deadline to order a tree is Monday, November 11, 2019.

Please remove your decorations before Thursday, January 2, 2020.  If you do not remove your decorations we will not save them for you.

Proceeds from the Memorial Trees help support Forman Jr. Women’s Club, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas for Kids, Donuts with Santa, and our other Community activities.


Manito Forest City Rotary Club
Senior Meal

The Manito Forest City Rotary Club will hold its monthly Senior Meal at Lee’s Family Restaurant in Manito. The lunch is November 15th, at noon. Open to anyone over 55. We request that you make a reservation by the Wednesday before the meal, for the sake of the sponsor and the restaurant. Make reservations to Lynn Coers by calling 309-840-0420, please leave a message. The meal sponsor this month is Havana National Bank.


Forest City Community Church

Bazaar & Cookie Walk

Baking has begun for all those delicious goodies that will be available at the Forest City Community Church as they prepare for their Annual Bazaar and 13th Annual Cookie Walk with the theme of “God’s Bountiful Harvest.”  The event will be held Saturday November 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the church.  Among the delicious goodies will be homemade cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, dinner rolls,  breads, mini pies, and lots of other baked goods.  Homemade candies and sweets, pecans and pickles.

Our 13th Annual Cookie Walk will include trays and trays of homemade cookies.  Just purchase a container and fill with your favorites.  What a wonderful way to prepare for the upcoming holidays! 

The men’s fellowship will serve a lunch of homemade chili and vegetable soup, hot dogs, and drink.  Be sure to pick up a delicious dessert after your meal.

Craft booths will also be set up for the event with lots of items for sale.  Come spend part of your day with us on Saturday, November 23!!


Open Houses

Come join in the adventure of finding those special Christmas items of years past. Memories will come flooding back from times forgotten. This year we have five wonderful shops to visit and enjoy over two days, all within a 25 mile radius.

You can start in Delavan at “Beauty of a Site”. A one stop shop specializing in Women’s Fashion, Accessories, Home Decor, Beauty, Children’s Boutique, Wedding & Speciality Gifts. Beauty of a Site is located at 302 Locust St., Delavan, IL 61734.

Next, you can cruise to Green Valley where you can visit the “Christmas on Rt. 29”. Several antique and craft vendors will be availble. Primitives, rag rugs, florals,  wreaths, Christmas decor and handmade items. Christmas on Rt. 29 is located at 6031 Rt. 29, Green Valley, IL 61534.

While in Green Valley you can visit “Past Time Antiques.” They have Antiques, Primitives, Vintage Christmas and Homemade Goodies. Past Time Antiques is located at 608 W. Main Street, Green Valley, IL 61534.

The next stop is Pekin for “Kountry Nook.” 10% Off Shop and Refreshments! Enter to win a GIFT Basket! Full of creative artists, vendors, home decor and needful stuff. Kountry Nook is located at 212 N. Capitol Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

To finish off your fun-filled shopping will be Tremont for “Red Barn.” They offer rustic and unique handmade items by invited artists and vendors. Red Barn is located at 21482 Connel Road, Tremont, IL 61568.

If you love primitives, antiques, homemade goods and real handmade crafts, you must not miss these shops. Regardless what direction you choose to take maps will be at each shop, so you can plan your two days.

So mark your calendar and call your friends, family and maybe allow a husband or two to follow, you won't regret it. Hope to see you all there!





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