(OLNEY) The Olney Arts Council will have its popular Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts tomorrow from 9:00 to 4:00 in the Olney City Park. With several new artists this year, there will jewelry, photography, wooden items, pottery, paintings, ceramics, and more, plus a full lineup of entertainment at the Band Shell. Also plenty of children’s activities throughout the day, not to mention the fourteen different food concession stands. The Olney Arts Council is asking for a $2 donation at the gate with proceeds to benefit the OAC’s Grass Roots program. That’s tomorrow, the Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, in the Olney City Park.
(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Walmart in Olney is hosting a free Child Car Safety Seat Check tomorrow, from 9:00 to 1:00, at the north end of the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot. Parents and caregivers will learn information about properly installing a car seat, about the appropriate safety seat for different children, and about the new law taking effect in 2019 requiring children age 2 and under be placed in rear-facing safety seats. All are encouraged to take advantage of this important and free event. If any questions, call Daun Parker at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, at 618-395-7340, extension 4157.
(OLNEY) Homecoming Week at Richland County High School in Olney will finish up tonight. Today is Extreme Spirit Day with a 1:00 Pep Rally this afternoon, followed by the Homecoming Parade at 2:00. Then it’s the Rotary Club of Richland County’s Homecoming Dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 in Veteran’s Hall, just north of the High School, the Olney Tiger / Flora Wolves football game at 7:00, with the coronation at halftime, and then the Homecoming Dance from 9:30 to 11:30 at Richland County High School in Olney.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to get out & give blood during this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s the list of upcoming area blood drives : today at the Altamont Grade School from 8:15 to 1:45 : today at Pacific Cycle in Olney from 12:00 to 5:00 : tomorrow at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : Sunday morning at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney from 8:00 to 12:00 : all blood types and platelets are needed, especially type “O”.