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Community Notes

Fish fry

MANLIUS — A fish fry will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Manlius Sportsman’s Club. The donation is $8.


PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261.

Meeting set

DEPUE — The DePue/Bureau County Democrats will “Salute Labor” at its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the DePue VFW Hall. A free chilli supper will be provided with music by the Henry Torpedo Boys. Everyone is invited to attend.

BCGS meeting

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The public is invited to attend.

After a very brief business meeting, Patrick Hodge will present the program titled “Reverend Bertram A. Dickens: Bureau County Preacher and Nephew of Charles Dickens, the English Author.” Hodge, a local member and treasurer of BCGS, has researched deeply into the history of this minister and his connections to Charles Dickens. The Rev. Dickens served in northern Illinois for more than 40 years as a Methodist Episcopal minister with 14 of those years served in Bureau County.

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