Interfaith Thanksgiving program set for Nov. 19

The Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County will host its second-annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the I Hotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign. The theme of this year’s event is “Tapestry of Faith and Community: Our Lives are Woven Together.” Relationships with one another and with the world will be celebrated. The public is invited to attend.

Prairieland Feeds celebrates 2017 Purina®Check-R-Board® Days

Prairieland Feeds, a Purina®Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing their 2017 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days event. Stop by their location at 303 Dunlap Ave. between Nov. 17 and 19 during regular store hours to participate. Guests can sign up for a chance to win amazing raffle prizes and will receive coupons, feed samples and product information.

Nov. 21 Savoy ECD meeting canceled

The Nov. 21 Savoy Economic Development Commission meeting has been canceled. If you have any questions, contact Deputy Clerk Kim Leese at (217) 531-3950.

Carrie Busey Elementary has storybook character parade

Family and friends were invited to Carrie Busey Elementary School on Halloween to watch as students dressed as their favorite storybook characters paraded through the school.

Unity East Elementary holds Halloween parade

On Oct. 31, Unity East Elementary School hosted its annual Halloween parade and classroom parties.On Oct. 31, Unity East Elementary School hosted its annual Halloween parade and classroom parties.

Dozens of area residents being baptized following teenager’s accidental death

A private loss has turned into a public revival of sorts as 40 people have been baptized recently as a result of the death of Carl “C.J.” Parks Jr, 18, of Sidney.
The extraordinary events happened after C.J.’s father, Carl, decided he would share his testimony at his son’s funeral.

New head has military background

Seth Lovell is the new postmaster for Savoy.
Originally from Mattoon, Lovell graduated from high school there in 2011. After graduation, he joined the Army at age 18 and stayed in for four years as a member of the 11th Bravo Infantry Regiment.

Read the full story in the Nov. 9 issue of The County Star.

Eagle Scout builds batting cage

Ballplayers will have some a batting cage to enjoy at Travis Field in Prairie Fields Park, thanks to a Savoy teenager.
Cameron Baker, 15, organized the construction of the 70-foot-by-12-foot batting cage for practices and games as his Eagle Scout project.
“I was always a part of Little League,” the Troop 121 member said.

Read the full story in the Nov. 9 issue.

Pesotum board to take up golf cart issue

At its Nov. 15 study session, the village board will discuss a proposed ordinance to regulate golf carts, which residents are now using illegally on village streets.

Bicentennial to be feted

Illinois is celebrating its bicentennial of statehood next year on Dec. 3, 2018. On that same date in 1818, Illinois was welcomed into the Union. The Village of Savoy will be participating in the celebrations next year, along with many other municipalities.

Read the full story in the Nov. 9 issue of The County Star.

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