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Philo water, sewer, drainage committee to meet

The Philo Village Water, Sewer & Drainage Committee will meet at 7 a.m. Monday, March 2, in the Mayor’s Office of the R. E. Franks Meeting Center, 127 W. Washington St., Philo.


Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society

Relay for Life of Champaign County is holding a fundraising event from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1335 Savoy Plaza Lane, Savoy, and at the location at 907 Marketview Drive, Champaign.


Anxiety Screening Day at Parkland College, March 4

The public is invited to Parkland College March 4 for Anxiety Screening Day, noon to 1 p.m. in Room D244.


Champaign school tours being offered

Want to take a tour of Champaign's school facilities to inform your decision on the April 7 referendum?


Quilt shop opens in Savoy

Deb Heater has been quilting for 25 years, so it was natural for her to open a quilt shop.
Heater’s love affair with quilting grew out of an interest in sewing at an early age.
“At the age of 9, I snagged my mom’s sewing machine,” Heater said.

Read the full story in the Feb. 26 issue of The County Star.


Cookie sales under way

Girl Scout Troop 2166 sold cookies on Feb. 14 at the Schnucks in Savoy.


Gensler wants to kiss the pig at April gala

 An upcoming basketball tournament at the Savoy Recreation Center is one way a local banker is trying to raise money to fight diabetes.
Justin Gensler is one of four candidates trying to raise money for the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss the Pig contest.


Mardi Gras carnival

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo held its annual Mardi Gras carnival last Tuesday. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to the American Heart Association.


Sweetheart Dinner

The Unity High School student council held its 35th annual Senior Citizens’ Dinner and 13th Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 8 at the school. Music teachers Bill Jean and Ashley Giberson coordinated a musical program of instrumental and vocal performances presented by students. After the program and before ham dinner, the seniors had a choice between euchre and bingo for entertainment.


Local residents hit streets for One Winter Night event

Some local residents were among about 100 people who braved the cold for a recent fundraiser to help the homeless.
C-U at Home held its annual One Winter Night event Feb. 6 in downtown Champaign. Participants volunteered to spend the night as “box dwellers” outside with only a cardboard box shelter between themselves and the elements.


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