Community Events

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.

Unity High School celebrates Homecoming 2014

Unity High School celebrated Homecoming 2014 last week with dress-up days, a student pep rally with games and relays, a parade, a football game against Maroa-Forsyth and a dance.

Orchard Days held

The annual Orchard Days festival was held Sept. 19 and 20 at Dana Colbert Park in Savoy.

Church hosts craft fair

The first annual St. Patrick's Altar and Rosary Society Arts and Crafts Fair was held on Sept. 20 at the parish hall.

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.

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