The Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District has its annual Fall Fish Sale underway, with the delivery date set for Tuesday, October 30, at 12 noon. The deadline to order grass carp is October 15 with all other fish orders accepted through October 26. To place an order or for more details about the sale, stop by or call the SWCD office in Louisville, at 618-665-3327, extension #3.
The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out & give blood during this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : today (9/19/18) at the Moose Family Center in Centralia from 11:00 to 6:00 : tomorrow (9/20/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 6:45 : Saturday (9/21/18) at the Salem Township Hospital from 10:00 to 2:00 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed to replenish low regional supplies, especially type “O” blood.
The 44th Annual Olney Arts Council Fall Festival is fast approaching. It’s Saturday, September 29, at the Olney City Park, from 9:00 to 4:00. Mark your calendars for plenty of fun, food, entertainment, art and craft vendors, and much more. The OAC’s Fall Festival coming up Saturday, September 29, in Olney.
The Flora High School Auditorium will host Gary Burt, known as the Frank Guy, this Sunday afternoon at 2:00. The former resident of Flora will be crooning songs made popular by Frank Sinatra and he’s donating all proceeds from the event to the Flora Public Library Technology Fund. The $15 tickets are on sale now at the Library. Also performing will be Tammy Renee Harris and studio dancers from the Legg Up Productions of Wayne City. For more details go the Library’s website, at www.florapubliclibrary.org.
The Calvary Baptist Academy has a fundraising cookout this Saturday at Rural King in Olney, serving from 10:00 to 2:00. It includes a pork burger, chips, drink, and dessert meal for only $5.00. All proceeds will be used for a special upcoming field trip for the kids. Good food for a great cause this Saturday.
Rolling Thunder will host a fundraising ride this Saturday with registration from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Olney VFW. Then back for an evening meal, auction, raffle, and music. All are invited.
The Flora Gardens Care Center will host their first Annual Car Show this Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 with registration starting at 10:00 in the morning. It’s all at Charley Brown Park, just off of Old Route 250, at the west edge of Flora. Also a 50/50 drawing, concessions, and free admission for spectators.