Savoy fire department makes short stacks for a tall cause this weekend at Applebee’s

The Savoy fire department is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Savoy Applebee’s to benefit the MDA in conjunction with the department’s fill the boot efforts.
Tickets can be purchased from the fire department or at the door. Breakfast will include pancakes, syrup, butter, bacon and a beverage.

Unity West joins Jump Rope, Hoops for Heart efforts

Unity West Elementary School raised over $7,000 online alone for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
On March 16 students in kindergarten through third grade took part in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders participated in Hoops for Heart. Older students get an hour of physical education that day instead of the usual 30 minutes.

Savoy resident supports Crisis Nursery

Farzaneh Mohammadi of Savoy, who currently attends Lakeview College of Nursing, is working with a few classmates in order to provide awareness and support to the Crisis Nursery in Urbana.

Students raise money for cause

Unity West Elementary School raised $13,700 for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
Over $6,100 was raised online.
On March 18 students in kindergarten through third grade participated in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders took part in Hoops for Heart.

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

Tolono youth given state award for coordinating blood drives

A 13-year-old Tolono resident was honored with a statewide award for his efforts to collect blood.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department begins 2013 Culex Mosquito Abatement

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is starting Culex mosquito abatement for the 2013 mosquito season. CUPHD uses seasonal workers on bikes, known as Mosquito Abatement Bikers (MABs), to evaluate and treat public catch basins in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.

Carle Hospice announces free day camp to help children cope with grief

Registrations are now being accepted for children ages 7 to 17 to attend Camp Healing Heart on Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois 4-H Memorial Park near Monticello.

Marble Slab hosting blood drive Saturday

Marble Slab of Savoy is sponsoring a blood drive with the Community Blood Services of Illinois from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Marble Slab will give all presenting donors a free regular ice cream with a mix-in. Donors will also receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win a $100 gas card.

Wheelathon set for April 14

PACE Center for Independent Living and Parkland College’s Club Access will host Wheelathon 2012 on Saturday, April 14. Members of the community are coming together at Parkland College parking lot C to raise money and support two organizations that are about access and independence for people with disabilities.

Fundraiser to be held for Relay for Life

The 4-Leafers 4-H Club, which handles all of the recycling at Relay for Life of Champaign County, is putting together a Spring Fling fundraiser that uses environmentally friendly items and encourages people to relax to stay healthy.

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