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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.


4-H Project Expo results announced

Over 150 Champaign County 4-H members proudly exhibited the mastery of their 4-H project skills at 4-H Project Expo, held July 18 and 19 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. This year was the continued partnership of the 4-H general project show with the fairgrounds.
“4-H Expo was a great way to kick of the Champaign County Fair,” says Caitlin Morris, 4-H Program Coordinator.


Club project marks 25th anniversary

The Rotary Club of Savoy is marking its 25th anniversary in December with a project to put picnic tables in two new shelter houses at Colbert Park. The club will also have an anniversary dinner this fall.


Unity High color guard raising funds for proposed new winter guard program

The Unity High School color guard members don’t want their fun to end with the football season.
The 12 color guard members held a car wash on July 26 at the Sonic Drive-In as Savoy as a fundraiser to start a winter guard.
“It’s more dancing, and there’s no band,” color guard member Amy Barnes explained.

Read the full story in the Aug. 7 issue of The County Star.


Champaign County 4-H Project Expo held

The Champaign County 4-H Project Expo  was held July 18 and 19 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana.


4-H Project Expo held

The 2014 Champaign County 4-H Project Expo was held last Friday and Saturday at Kesler Hall at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana.


Good times: Sidney Fun Daze festival this weekend

A parade, car show, food and carnival rides will be among the highlights of the 11th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival set for July 25 and 26.
Proceeds from the festival’s car show will go to the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana.
“I’ve had a relationship with them over the last year with Redneck Apparel,” business owner and Sidney Improvement Group President Keith Kropp said.


State police officer educates club members about her career

Illinois State Police Safety Education Officer and Media Liaison Tracy Lillard was the guest speaker at the Philo 4-H Friends’ meeting last Wednesday. Lillard talked about her job and afterwards showed club members her squad car.


Local students display their sewing talents in countywide competition

Champaign County 4-H members enrolled in Clothing and Textiles projects displayed their skills in the 4-H Clothing & Textile Show on Tuesday, July 8, at the Savoy United Methodist Church. Members were judged on their sewing skills as well as the presentation of their garments.


Riders learn horsemanship at Tolono farm

A “horse whisperer” visited a local farm’s riding arenas over the weekend to share some of his knowledge about the animals.
Jerry and Deb Heinz’s farm hosted a basic horsemanship clinic with clinician Scott Stokes of Dresden, Tenn.
Stokes said when it comes to training horses, it makes no difference whether the rider uses and English or western saddle.


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