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Community Notes

Vendor show

PRINCETON — Sip and Shop, a holiday vendor show, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at Fitzgerald’s, 432 S. Main St. in Princeton.

Donations being accepted

LAMOILLE — LaMoille Schools is holding a collection drive for the people of Washington, Ill. Anyone interested in donating any of the following items is asked to have them at LaMoille High School by 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday: Work gloves, large trash bags, tarps, baby diapers, baby food, baby wipes, blankets, flashlights and batteries. Any and all donations will be appreciated.

Bake sale

PRINCETON — Friends of Strays will sponsor its annual bake and Christmas sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Prouty Building. There will be homemade pies, cookies, breads, brownies and other special treats. Also Christmas gifts for the family, including pets. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Strays, a no kill shelter.

Genealogical society

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Kewanee Public Library second floor meeting room. Floyd Ham will present his understanding and his use of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to gather genealogical data.


SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a Red Cross bloodmobile from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s first floor presentation room. A donor card of photo ID is required to donate. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling St. Margaret’s Volunteer Services at 815-664-1130.

Tea Party meeting

OGLESBY — The Bureau-LaSalle Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 800 East Walnut, Oglesby. Doors for the meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are John Tillman, the founder and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, and candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner.

Christmas House Walk

SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation presents Home for the Holidays Christmas House Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Six homes, decorated for the holidays, will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. The ticket price is $25 per person. St. Margaret’s Gift Shop will serve hot tea and homemade cookies during the house walk. Advance sales only. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Hackman insurance, Dr. Le Ceresa’s Office, Tri-City Frock Shop, Studio 718, August Hill Winery, Spring Valley City Bank and St. Margaret’s Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the St. Margaret’s Esophageal and Colon Cancer Center currently under construction.

Shop, drop and wrap

PRINCETON — St. Louis School will sponsor a Parents Day Out from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the school. Parents can drop their children (pre-kindergarten to age 12) off at the school with a lunch, shop all day, come back and have their gifts wrapped before picking up their children. For more information, visit

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