Church hosting VBS, collecting food donations

Countryside United Methodist Church is hosting VBS Day Camp 2015 for ages 3 years to high school.
The theme will be “Let Your Light Shine!”
The VBS will start with a kickoff wiener roast for the whole family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31. It will include local musicians and games. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Philo post office announces temporary service from back door

Customers will have access to the post office at the back door while the front door access is under construction. You may drive to the back door from the alley. Employees will get you your P.O. box or hold mail and walk you through to the counter so you may buy stamps or ship packages.  

Rabe to have book signing on July 23

Tolono author Jean Rabe will sign copies of three new books from 6 to 9 p.m. July 23 at Champaign’s Barnes & Noble.
WordFire Press this month is releasing “The Cauldron,” “The Love-Haight Case Files” and “Pockets of Darkness.”
“They’re very different,” Rabe said.

Read the full story in the July 16 issue of The County Star.

Horse show held

The Champaign County 4-H Horse Show was held on Friday at the Fisher Community Fair.

Annual Tolono Fun Day festival held

The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.

Savoy church breaks ground on addition

A Savoy church officially welcomed a new addition with a ground-breaking ceremony.
On June 14, church members gathered after Sunday services for the event.
Pastor Stephen Diel led the congregation in prayer, thanking God for the building and for “the good relationship we enjoy with the leaders of this village.”

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Club installs president, awards honors

The Rotary Club of Savoy installed its new president last Thursday.
After two years at the helm, Mike Kessel stepped down as the club’s president, and Jeff Henderson assumed the duties.
“As I look back, we have done a couple of things that have become traditions,” Kessel said.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Tolono Fun Day festival this weekend

Tolono Fun Day is coming.
Events will start on Friday night and continue into Saturday.
The 5K Kracker Klassic steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at West Side Park.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Tolono teenager serves as honorary Senate page

A Tolono teenager recently had the chance to be an honorary page in the Illinois Senate.
Adam Munds received the honor for winning the 2014 Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator Award from the Illinois Coaltion of Community Blood Centers. Munds coordinates the annual RC Fest event and donates all proceeds to Community Blood Services of Illinois.

Singer/songwriter performs at library

Singer/songwriter Rick Rayburn sang songs that had the children clapping and dancing as part of the Tolono Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” summer reading program kickoff party on June 6.

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