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Community Notes

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 3:42 p.m. CST

Blood drive

PRINCETON — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Ave. West., Princeton. Visit or call 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

Toastmasters meeting

PRINCETON — The Princeton area chapter of Toastmasters will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Aug. 12 in the meeting room at the Bureau County Republican, 800 Ace Road in Princeton. Guests are welcome. For information on the group, call Bharat Shanmugakani at 815-879-1437 or Trisha Schafer at 815-303-0896.

Pie and coffee social

CHERRY — The United Church of Christ and Holy Trinity in Cherry will sponsor a pie and coffee social hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cherry Church Hall. The guest speaker will be Cindy Dalzot, volunteer services and Auxiliary coordinator at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Arlington Sausage Fest

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Sausage Fest will be Saturday at the Arlington Fire Department/Village Hall property beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 11 p.m. Festivities include three bands (Al Pottinger and the Lincolnaires, The Sausage Links and The Dyer Soens Project) beginning at 2 p.m. The beer stand and food stand featuring “Nuco’s” Italian sausage sandwiches, barbecue, hot dogs and sides will open at 1 p.m. A kid’s carnival will include a bounce house, face painting and games. The event will benefit the Arlington Park Fund for the construction of the park shelter.

Widmark group to meet

PRINCETON — The Richard Widmark Centennial Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library’s Matson Meeting Room. The public is invited. Commemorative Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale. For more information, visit the group’s Rediscover Richard Widmark Facebook page.

Fundraiser for Ashton

PRINCETON — A garage/bake sale fundraising event for 12-year-old Ashton Tucker Landrus will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 314 W. Crown St. in Princeton. Ashton has been facing some major health issues since May 20 and this had led to a long, complicated hospital stay at OSF St. Francis Children’s Hospital in Peoria. Proceeds will help with medical costs and lost wages the family has incurred.

Breakfast planned

MALDEN — The Malden Fire Department will hold its annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Malden firehouse. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12 and free for preschool and under.

Meeting set

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will meet at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius.

Overdose Memory Walk

PERU — The third annual Overdose Awareness and Memory Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at Baker’s Lake in Peru. For more information, visit or email

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