Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
Friendly Town Picnic Sunday At Camp South Of Stockton STOCKTON—Host families in the interracial, interdenominational Friendly Town program and their guests will have an outing Sunday at Timberlane Family Campgrounds, five miles south of here on Illinois Highway 78. Picnic dinner will be served, and there will be games and fishing. An article reprinted from The Chicago Daily News explains that Chicago City Missionary Society, with headquarters at 19 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, sponsors the Friendly Town summer program, in which 175 Chris-! tian families serve as hosts to boys and girls, 6 to 11 years old, from Negro, Puerto Rican, Mexican and Caucasian ethnic groups in Chicago. "The Friendly Town program began as a pilot project j in 1962," writes Dave Meade in! The Chicago Daily News. "In! the summer of 1963 there were) 106 children involved. The number has more than doubled this year. The program has been established on a church-to- church basis—relating an inner city church to a suburban or Illinois town or out-of-state church—rather than on an individual family basis. "The primary objective is to give inner city children a chance to live with families in healthy surroundings, including normal experiences of worship, recreation and community activities ... At least three families from a church are required to be in the program." Polo Christian G. S. Salmon of Joliet will preach Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service at First Christian Church, Polo. Pastor At Effingham Rev. Alvin D. Sigafus, whose wife is the former Phyllis Coad of Apple River, has been installed as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Effingham. He formerly had a church in Villisca, Iowa. Milledgeville Miss Jane Haugh will be soloist Sunday morning at First Brethren Church in Milledgeville. Rev. Wilmer Jones, pastor of Community Baptist Church, and Lyle Barthel will provide special music there for the morning worship hour. Lutheran Church Women of Trinity Church voted Wednesday to purchase snack sets for the new church kitchen. Mrs. Leo Alber and Mrs. Paul Fogel were appointed delegates to the biennial regional convention in Chicago next October.