Vendor shopping fundraiser held for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

People were able to do some holiday shopping while supporting the American Cancer Society of Champaign County at a fundraiser last week.
For the second year, the Shop for Hope and a Cure event was held at the Elks Lodge in Savoy as a fundraiser for the Crusaders for a Cure Relay for Life team.

Raffle to help fund monument

The Philo Veterans Monument Committee is working on making improvements to the existing veterans’ monument on the west side of town.
In an effort to raise money to complete the project, a the committee is selling 50/50 raffle tickets with a drawing to be held at 7 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Philo Township Hall. The winner need not be present to claim the prize.

Savoy Legion Post to host Veterans Day event

Savoy American Legion Post 1492 will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Veterans’ Memorial in front of the Savoy Municipal Center, 601 N. Dunlap Ave. (U.S. Route 45).  
The ceremony will be held inside the municipal center in case of inclement weather. Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome to attend.

Spirited event

The Philo Public Library had a Halloween craft session last Thursday.

Rotary cleans up roadside

Rotary Club of Savoy members cleaned up trash along U.S. 45 in Savoy during the club’s highway cleanup on April 11. The club is planning another cleanup in early August.

Philo team tops at Polar Plunge for third straight year

The Philo Knights of Columbus have a streak going.
For the third year in a row, the Philo Knights have had the top fundraising team at the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet.
“Now it’s pride,” team member Matt Robert quipped.

Read the full story in the April 2 issue of The County Star.

Father/Daughter Date Night

The Savoy United Methodist Church held a Father/Daughter Date Night on Feb. 20.

Cookie sales under way

Girl Scout Troop 2166 sold cookies on Feb. 14 at the Schnucks in Savoy.

Sweetheart Dinner

The Unity High School student council held its 35th annual Senior Citizens’ Dinner and 13th Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 8 at the school. Music teachers Bill Jean and Ashley Giberson coordinated a musical program of instrumental and vocal performances presented by students. After the program and before ham dinner, the seniors had a choice between euchre and bingo for entertainment.

Rockettes make it to state dance meet finals

The Unity Rockettes dance team qualified for the IHSA state dance meet at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Friday, where they then advanced to the finals on Saturday. The team finished seventh in the state.

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