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Rotarians' picnic tables to make debut at Orchard Days

The Rotary Club of Savoy recently assembled 10 new picnic tables that will be put in two shelter houses in Colbert Park, the site of this weekend's Orchard Days festival.
The club took on the project to mark its 25th anniversary in December. Rotarians painted the tables last month and finished putting them together on Sept. 13 and 15.


Firefighters to 'fill the boot' at Orchard Days this weekend

Members of the Savoy Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the summer.


Philo water, sewer, drainage committee to meet

The Philo Village Water, Sewer & Drainage Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Mayor’s Office of the R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 127 W. Washington St, Philo.
The agenda for the committee meeting will include discussion on how to move forward with a sanitary sewer system and discussion of drainage on East Washington Street.


The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois seeks nominations for Hearts of Gold Award recipients

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is seeking nominations for their 2014 Hearts of Gold Awards.


New mission building to have open house

The Tolono United Methodist Church's new mission building will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, during Tolono's community-wide garage sales.
The building at the southwest corner of Holen and Bourne streets last housed CJ Dane's.
The first mission that the building will house will be a food pantry.


Orchard Days Sept. 19, 20

The annual Savoy Orchard Days festival will be held Sept. 19 and 20 at Dana Colbert Park, 203 E. Church St., Savoy.
New this year will be a cornhole (bags) tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the beer tent.
Headlining the entertainment this year will be country artist Clayton Anderson at 9 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Read the full story in the Sept. 11 issue of The County Star.


Youth donates $1,500 to blood bank

A 13-year-old presented over $1,500 to Community Blood Services of Illinois last Thursday.
Adam Munds collected a total of $1,537.10 through his fourth annual RC Fest in July. The event in which radio control cars and trucks competed also included a blood drive that collected 24 units of blood.

Read the full story in the Sept. 11 issue of The County Star.


4-H members successful at Illinois State Fair

CHAMPAIGN — Multiple members from Champaign County 4-H exhibited at the Illinois State Fair Junior and Open Livestock shows in Springfield, and many came out on top in multiple species. Raising and preparing 4-H Livestock for shows throughout the summer takes time and dedication. The Champaign 4-H staff would like to recognize its members whose hard work paid off at the Illinois State Fair.


Dinner and a show

A meal of soup and sandwiches was served, and country music band Terry Henson and Friends performed at a fundraiser for the Sadorus Food Pantry on Aug. 23.
 


Cold discomfort

The social media craze of pouring ice water over your head to raise money and awareness for ALS has made its way to The County Star coverage area.


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