Community Events

TPL has back-to-school program

The Tolono Public Library.hosted Mr. Steve’s Back to School Special last Thursday.


Sidney holds Fun Daze

The village of Sidney hosted its annual Fun Daze celebration on July 28 and 29.


Sidney Summer Fun Daze coming

 This year’s Sidney Summer Fun Daze will feature more seating, more parking and a new bike giveaway.
The demolition of the town hall building has eliminated the main indoor venue for the event. The area where the building used to stand will now have more picnic tables available for people to sit and rest.

Read the full story in the July 20 issue of The County Star.


13th Fun Daze festival this weekend

A karaoke contest, a petting zoo and a cake walk will be among the new attractions at the 13th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival, scheduled for Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
“We tried to add more things for the kids,” Sidney Improvement Group President Mike Roy said.


Champaign RE/MAX Realty hosts fundraiser for new children's book benefitting Crisis Nursery

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23, author/Realtor Pamela Franks will be featured with her new children's book, "The Magic Gingerbread House" (Bright Sky Press) at RE/MAX Realty Associates, 2009 Fox Drive in Champaign. For every book sold during that time, Franks will donate a copy to the Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop, which is a fundraiser for the Nursery.


Homer Opera House reopening set for Oct. 17

The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock and roll, to folk rock, to even some rap and show tunes performing.


Rotary holds annual pancake breakfast

The Rotary Club of Savoy held its annual pancake breakfast on March 14 at the First Baptist Church at Savoy.


Crafting art

Unity High School held its annual Fine Arts Festival last Thursday. The gym was filled with artwork, floral arrangements, sewing and woodworking projects. Musical performances were featured in the Polly Anderson Auditorium. The Music Boosters and FCCLA students had refreshments for sale.


'Frozen' Festival

The Tolono Public Library hosted a "Frozen Festival" on Jan. 24. Children -- many in costume -- played games, made crafts, tried snacks, searched for hidden snowflakes at took part in a "Let It Go" sing-along.


St. Thomas Catholic School hosting 5K run through Philo

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo is hosting its fourth annual Schumacher Shuffle on Saturday, Nov. 22.
The event will include a 5K run and walk and a 1K Kids Fun Run. All proceeds from the event will go towards buying the girls’ volleyball team uniforms and to benefit the St. Thomas student athletes.

Read the full story in Nov. 20 issue of The County Star.


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