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Community Notes

Craft, vendor show

WALNUT — The Walnut Hometown Celebration craft, vendor show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 and from 8 a.m. to dusk July 6 at the Blue Raider Park, west field. The proceeds for the vendor event will benefit the Walnut fireworks. The deadline for vendor entry is July 2. For more information, call Denise Frank at 815-878-6431.


WYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8 at the Wyanet Locker. They will serve ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.

Cookout for veterans

PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group invites all veterans and their families to a free cookout at 1 p.m. July 20 at City-County Park, just north of Princeton. You need not be a member of the Princeton Veterans Group to attend.

Blood drive set

PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit

Blood pressure, sugar screen

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will offer a free monthly blood pressure and blood sugar screen from 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 8 in the main lobby at Perry. Those wishing to have their blood sugar checked should fast 12 hours before the screen.

Diabetes meeting

PRINCETON — An informational meeting on diabetes will be at 6 p.m. July 8 in the White Oak Classroom at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. The meeting provides up-to-date guidelines and realistic ways to manage the diagnosis of diabetes. There will also be a time for open discussion and sharing of ideas. To register for the meeting, call Marcia Hartwig at 815-876-4449.

Library program

PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host John Lynn of Peoria at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will present the story of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with a special emphasis on their Crops of Discovery Expedition’s crossing of the Continental Divide in 1805.

Hewitt-Plumley reunion

MANLIUS — The 94th annual Hewitt-Plumley reunion will be at 12:30 p.m. July 27 at Mullin Memorial Park in Manlius. Bring a well filled basket, table service and beverage.

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