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Community Notes

Carry-out taco dinner in DePue

DEPUE — The DePue United Church of Christ will hold a carry-out only taco dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. To pre-order tacos, call Laurie Rosas at 815-343-3638. Taco with bean and without beans will be available. Tacos are three for $6. The tacos can be picked up between 4 and 7 p.m. at the church, corner of Third and Liberty streets in DePue.

Turkey and ham supper in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Methodist Church will have a turkey and ham supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The meal includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, assorted salads, dressing, drink and homemade desserts. Carry-outs are available as well as in-town delivery. To place an order, call 815-454-2539. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 10 and free for ages 5 and under.

Community coffee in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the UCC Parish Hall. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

Military names, photos wanted

MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program wants to honor the Bureau Valley High School alumni who have served our country by featuring their names on banners to be displayed in the commons area surrounding the American flag. The BVHS NHS is also looking to update its photo display of those who have served our country. If you are a BVHS graduate or you know a BVHS graduate who is serving or has served in the military, contact Tori Boyle at or call 815-445-4004, or mail the information and photo to Bureau Valley High School, Attn: Tori Boyle, 9154 County Road 2125 N, Manlius, IL 61338. The information needed is the BVHS graduate’s name and the branch of the military in which they served and a photograph of them.

HCGS will meet Nov. 27

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the second floor meeting room at the Kewanee Public Library. An elevator is available at the First Street entrance. Don Schmidt of Toulon will present a program on “The Great Chatsworth Train Wreck – The Titanic of the Prairie.” Everyone is welcome.

Annual holiday bake sale

SPRING VALLEY — The ladies of St. George Church in Spring Valley will hold their annual holiday bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9. Lebanese and Greek pastries will be featured along with American fare.

Holiday cheer at Princeton library

PRINCETON — Local musicians will once again ring out holiday cheer Friday evenings in December at the Princeton Public Library. Beginning Dec. 1 everyone is invited to sit around the piano from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday throughout the month to hear old and new tunes. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Brass ensemble members wanted

PRINCETON — In the upcoming weeks a community brass ensemble will assemble and start rehearsals for concerts. Concerts will mainly take place in churches or community events. Currently the group has a trumpet, French horn and baritone. Going forward, the group needs more low brass and a few more trumpet(s) and French horn(s). The first concert will be Sunday, Dec. 17, with weekly rehearsals. For more information, contact Dylan Benavidez at 815-878-0543.

CCW meeting

PRINCETON — The St. Louis Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Harkrader Hall in Princeton. A panel discussion featuring Rachel Bystry, Lynne Doran, Sister Anne Germaine Picard, SMP, Diane Carlone, Cathy Trowbridge and Mary Archer will focus on the joys and challenges in their lives and their unshaken faith in God. Topics discussed will include surviving cancer, living with a debilitating stroke, answering God’s call to a religious way of life, raising a child with Down Syndrome, caring for a terminally ill loved one and accepting the heartbreaking loss of a husband and son. The discussion will be moderated by Jeanie Gelsomino. An appetizer buffet, a dessert and hot and cold beverages will be served. This meeting is open to the public. A donation to help the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation for their missionary work in Africa would be appreciated.

Christmas carols sing-along planned

PRINCETON — The fifth annual Christmas carols sing-along will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the First Lutheran Church, 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Homemade cookies will be served. The event is free.

Sausage orders being taken

ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage on Saturday, Dec. 2. Orders may be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815-638-2224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Thursday, Nov. 30. Sausage will be available for pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 3. Church members and friends have made sausage to benefit the church in the months of March and December for more than 40 years using “Nuco” Fonderoli’s family recipe.

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