Parks and Recreation

Boy Scouts host egg hunt

Boy Scout Troop 66 hosted its annual Easter egg hunt on April 19 at the Pesotum United Methodist Church.


Savoy Summer Camp held at Head Start school

The Savoy Recreation Center's Savoy Summer Camp was held at the Head Start building in Savoy from June 17 to 21. June 21 was Water Day.


Rain can’t keep crowds from Tolono Fun Day

Rain showers forced the postponement of Tolono Fun Day activities from Saturday afternoon and evening to Sunday. Still, food concessions, flea market vendors and bands returned, along with festival-goers, to enjoy a patriotic celebration.


Sidney, Tolono coach-pitch teams compete

Coach-pitch teams from Sidney and Tolono squared off against one another on May 31 at Witt Park in Sidney.


Rec Center hosts Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Savoy Recreation Center hosted its annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Feb. 8. Girls and their dads enjoyed music and refreshments and received keepsake photos.


Public invited to volunteer in celebration of National Public Lands Day

Community members are invited to volunteer at a local natural area in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The daylong event is the 19th annual celebration of the many natural areas in the United States, and is intended to increase awareness of public lands and encourage volunteerism and land stewardship.


Park District holds ribbon-cutting ceremony at new East Side Park playground

Tolono Park District officials and local residents gathered at the new East Side Park playground on July 21 for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Read the full story in the July 26 edition of The County Star.


New East Side Park playground in Tolono to open Saturday

A new playground at East Side Park in Tolono — with slides, swings and a number of climbers — will open Saturday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m.


GOW: Kay Gilliland

Kay Gilliland's garden at her home in Savoy on Thursday, June 28, 2012.


Central Illinois Daily Life: July 2012

News-Gazette staff photos from central Illinois in July of 2012.


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