8th annual Run4Raley 5K fundraiser held

An annual 5K race to raise funds for disease research switched from being run on Saturday morning to Friday night this year.
The eighth annual Run4Raley was held July 31. Organizers Luke and Leslie Kirby created Run4Raley in memory of their daughter Raley Kirby, who lost her life to mitochondrial disease in 2008.

Read the full story in the Aug. 13 issue of The County Star.

Annual Tolono Fun Day festival held

The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.

Club installs president, awards honors

The Rotary Club of Savoy installed its new president last Thursday.
After two years at the helm, Mike Kessel stepped down as the club’s president, and Jeff Henderson assumed the duties.
“As I look back, we have done a couple of things that have become traditions,” Kessel said.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Tolono Fun Day festival this weekend

Tolono Fun Day is coming.
Events will start on Friday night and continue into Saturday.
The 5K Kracker Klassic steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at West Side Park.

Read the full story in the June 25 issue of The County Star.

Singer/songwriter performs at library

Singer/songwriter Rick Rayburn sang songs that had the children clapping and dancing as part of the Tolono Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” summer reading program kickoff party on June 6.

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.

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