The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on July 2, 1998 · Page 50
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 50

Bloomington, Illinois
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Thursday, July 2, 1998
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if i-i 8 il I 2 Thursday. July 2. 1998 first cwnoN The Pantagraph mm Central Illinois Chiefs There are no meetings, events or activities of note planned in the Twin City area today. Today in history In 1947. an object crashed near Roswell. N M. The Army Air Force later insisted it was a weather balloon, but initial military reports and eyewitness accounts gave rise to speculation that it was an alien spacecraft. FAIRBURY Fairbury Funfest set for annual event The annual Fairbury Funfest will be July 9 through 12. The event will feature activities and entertainment for all ages, including amusements for kids. 3-on-3 basketball. 5K run walk, a Beanie Baby walk, garden tours, a community band concert, a performance by the Pink Flamingoes and a Christian concert with Randy Stonehill and Bryan Duncan. There will be a Festival of Arts and Crafts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11 on the second floor of the Stage clothing store in downtown Fairbury. For more information on the arts and crafts show or general information, call (815) 692-3899 or check out the Web site at PONTIAC ADD support group sets next meeting The Support and Education for Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Futures Unlimited, 210 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac. There is no charge or registration required. For more information, call Michelle Piotrowski at (815) 844-6109. BLOOMINGTON SHARE food sign-up slated for Wednesday The last sign-up for the July distribution of the Bloomington SHARE food program will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army. 611 W. Washington St., Bloomington. July pickup will be 9 and 10:30 a.m. July 25. Cost is $13.50 per food unit of meats, fruits and vegetables. There is no limit to the amount of food units that can be ordered. Participants are expected to put in two hours of volunteer service with each order. For information, contact Ralph Crowell. host site coordinator, at (815) 454-5856. TREMONT Health department to recycle crayons The Tazewell County Health Department is sponsoring a crayon recycling program at libraries in East Peoria, Pekin, Marquette Heights. Creve Coeur, Morton and Washington. Unwanted crayons of any size or brand may be dropped off between 9 and 11 a.m. July 10, 24 and 31, Aug. 14, 21 and 28; or from 4 to 7 p.m. July 21 and 28. and Aug. 18 and 25. There will be a decorated drop box in the children's department of each library and at the health department. The crayons will be recycled into new crayons and distributed throughout Tazewell County schools during recycling presentations. The children of those who donate crayons will be eligible to enter a drawing for prizes to be awarded the week of Sept. 7. For information, contact Connie Helms at (309) 925-5511 or 477-2223, ext. 291. If you have items of community interest in your tow n or county for inclusion in the Central Illinois Briefs column, sent them to Pete Falcone, regional news editor, P.O. Box 2907, Bloomington. IL. 6I702-2V07. or fax them to f.W) 829-7001). Please include information about your news item to answer the following questions: Who. What. When. Where and Why? July 4th sparks interest in area By Pantagraph staff The bombs will be bursting Saturday throughout several Central Illinois towns in The Pantagraph area as citizens celebrate the Fourth of July with traditional festivals and events, including several fireworks displays. The following towns have announced their plans: Livingston County Pontiac The Fourth of July fireworks display will begin at dusk Saturday at the Pontiac Elks Lodge on U.S. 116 West. L , ...-J The display is the a Twin Cit events combined effort of the Pontiac Area Cham- B-N closing chart ber of Commerce and Page A4 the Pontiac Elks " Lodge. The rain date is Sunday. Parking and handicapped parking will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Pontiac Elks Lodge parking lot. Parking also will be available in the Big R parking lot. There will be transportation from the Big R parking area to the Elks, and a walkway will be open for individuals choosing to walk from Big R. People attending are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. No personal fireworks or sparklers will be permitted. Dwight Dwight's Annual Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Celebration features a new fireworks display on Saturday at the Oughton Athletic Field. Events begin Friday at Stevenson Pool with Superhero Bike Stuntshow and inline skaters performing at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Dwight Dolphins Swim Team will host Fun Nite games on the front lawn of the pool at 5 p.m. On Saturday, activities begin at 4 p.m., and a tractor pull is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Several grandstand entertainers are slated, beginning at 5 p.m. with music followed by Heartland Dancers, lowering of the flag ceremony at 7:35 p.m. and fireworks display at dusk. Emington The 30th annual Emington Third of July Celebration will be Friday with festivities beginning at 4:40 p.m. with a kiddie tractor pull. At 5 p.m., there will be a homemade pie contest at the Emington Church of Christ, and karaoke will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on the stage on Main Street. A parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Following the parade, events will include children's games, bingo, roulette wheel and drawings with 117 prizes to give away. A chicken dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Jeff and Mary's Mainstream Lounge. The festivities will conclude with a street dance beginning at 9 p.m. featuring Hazzard County. " A M A V'; ;M v sysftv ! Pantagraph file photo Annual parades with local school bands, floats and color guards are a big part of Fourth of July celebrations throughout Central Illinois towns, such as in Downs, shown above. 2:30 p.m. on the Vermilion River; water fights at 3 p.m.; and an auto drawing at 6 p.m. For information, call (815) 672-8309 or the Streator Tourism Committee at (815) 672-2517. Ford County Sibley Sibley will celebrate the Fourth of July with a day of activities, beginning with fishing derbies at 9 a.m. at the lake. Other activities include: a fireman's water fight at 10 a.m. on Sciota Street; an antique car show; a 2 p.m. parade, beginning at the south end of Sciota Street, featuring the Gibson City-Melvin Sibley High School Marching Band and the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School Marching Band; bingo; and kids games to be held in the Uptown Park area. There also will be raffles, food stands open by the pavilion by the lake, the music group Hot Sax, a clown and a fireworks display over the lake at dusk. The rain date for this year's event will be Sunday. McLean County LaSalle County Streator Streator's Fourth of July celebration began Wednesday and ends Sunday. Today there will be children's activities at 9 a.m. in the City Park; a carnival from noon to 11 p.m. (which runs through Sunday); and a drum and bugle corps competition at 7:30 p.m. at the Streator Football Field. In addition to the carnival on Friday, there will be a street dance. Saturday will feature a lip sync competition from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Streator Football field; and downstate's largest fireworks display (set to music) taking place at dusk at the football field. Concluding the celebration Sunday will be a 1 p.m. parade on Main Street; the first annual Streator Lions Club Rubber Duckie Race at Chenoa This year's Independence Day festivities, with the theme, "Rockets Burst High on the Fourth of July," kicks off with a street dance at 5 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the day begins with a co-ed Softball tournament at 9 a.m. at the city park. A flea market will begin at 7 a.m., followed by live entertainment, games and tours. The activities conclude with fireworks at dusk, with a special lead-in performance by Shotgun Wedding. On Sunday, activities also begin at 7 a.m. with the Veterans of Foreign Wars flea market. The Firecracker Auto Road Rally begins at 12:30 p.m. in the west pavilion of the city park. Woodford County Minonk Fourth of July events run today through Saturday, with most activities taking place at Veterans Park. Events begin at 7 p.m. today with a carnival, Little League baseball games, a pork chop stand, a magic show and face-painting. Activities continue Friday with a car show, a Babe Ruth baseball game and an old-timers game. They conclude Saturday with a parade, a chicken fry, co-ed softball games, a petting zoo, and the band Modern Cowboyz. There will be fireworks at dusk. The rain date for fireworks is at dusk Sunday. HARRIS & ASSOCIATES Landscape Design and Construction hi A i . Call today HV"""Mlu 309-663-6385 isten Between toe Lines AM 12 3 0 thk spirit or Mclean county flfra' hffiza &&&& Fri. Catfish 795 1 14 lb. Catfish, baked potato, Salad & roll Sat. T-Bone $1195 includes choice of potato, salad & bread Sun, Chicken Dinner, $595 4 Piece dinner includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, cornbread Veterans Parkway & Washington Bloomington 663-4142 frOe. fyeu) Out Own - Many Unusual Varieties! OVER 10,000 I gal. perennials including Shade Perennials Ground Covers Wild Flowers Bog Plants Daylilies Hosta Ornamental Grasses Ferns Vines Perennial Plant of the year winners 1990-1999 : f)cw Slmfaty Weill 815-358-2585 1-55 north to Pontiac, exit Route 116, turn left, go 7 miles to Graymont (country road 800) turn right and go 5 miles. IMISiWW&llXMMSK I Hours: Mon-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-4 Sunday closed Now is the time to add to your perennial garden at these great savings! SAVE $10.00 OR HORE! 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BLOOMINGTON Bloomington Normal Factory Stores Junction 1-55, 1-74, 1-39 at Hwy. 9 (near exit 160B) 309-862-1953 All sales final No layaways during this special sale. All prior layaways must be picked up by July 1 1th.

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