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At a recent fundraising benefit, area residents rallied behind a family touched by a tragedy that claimed the life of a Pesotum woman.
The benefit for Paula (Hyde) Gaddis at Kenwood Elementary School in Champaign featured a 5K race, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner.
Gaddis, a first-grade teacher at Kenwood, was 34 when she passed away last autumn.
The Crafts 'n' Stuff kids met on April 3 and finished their Ugly Dolls. The kids also started chicks and bunnies that will be finished at the next and last session and made a felt Easter critter to take home.
On Saturday, the Tolono Public Library hosted an event called “Leprechauns Loose at the Library. Children were entertained with a variety of St. Patrick’s Day activities.
The Savoy Recreation Center hosted a Mother/Son Superhero Ball on Friday night. Some came dressed as their favorite superheroes while others donned formalwear. But all enjoyed games, music and snacks.
The Rotary Club of Savoy sponsored its annual pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday at First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy. The event is one of the club’s primary fundraisers for the year.
The Philo Public Library held a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration on March 2, complete with birthday cake, Dr. Seuss trivia and more.
The Tolono Public Library hosted a valentine make and take craft time on Feb. 8.
A benefit Saturday raised money for a Tolono woman whose unexpected medical condition has devastated her family for the last five months.
An annual tradition continued this year as over 300 luminaries were placed along village streets.
Read the full story in the Jan. 2 issue of The County Star.
Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the Ivesdale village hall on Sunday. A total of 21 children sat on Santa's lap to share their Christmas wish lists.