The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is holding a fundraising live auction this Saturday night to benefit the local Shop With A Hometown Hero program at the Olney VFW. It’s a meal from the Smokin’ Pig at 5:30 and the auction at 6:30. To make a last minute donation to the auction, call the Sheriff’s Office at 618-395-7481. All proceeds to benefit over 60 local Richland County youth with this year’s program.
The St. Thomas Parish Center in Newton will host its “Fall Bazaar” this coming Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00. While food will be provided by Ochs Street Smoked Meats & Catering, there will all types of items available, including wreaths, crafts, quilts, jewelry, and much more. There’ll be something for everyone.
The Walnut Grove Church, four miles east of Parkersburg, will have its annual fundraising breakfast this Saturday morning with serving from 6:30 to 11:00. Includes biscuits, gravy, pancakes, and eggs anyway you want them by donation at the door. Proceeds to the church’s Christmas Outreach Program. All invited.
The Olney Firefighters Association will have its benefit breakfast this Saturday morning at the Olney Fire Station on North Walnut Street with serving from 6:00 to 11:00, or until sold out. Includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, and drinks. Carry-outs available with donations accepted at the door. Proceeds to help with OFA scholarships and with the purchase of needed firefighting equipment and other items.
The Vincennes University Music Department will have its “Guitars in the Night” program this Thursday night in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in Vincennes, starting at 6:30 Illinois time. Admission is free and all are invited. Includes a variety of guitar music from bluegrass to classical and rock to jazz.
An aide to Congressman John Shimkus will be available this week in neighboring Lawrence and Edwards Counties to assist area constituients with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies. That’s Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 12:00 at the Bridgeport City Hall and Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00 at the City Hall in Albion. For more, logon at www.shimkus.house.gov.
The Jasper County Cancer Support Group will meet tomorrow afternoon at the Jasper County Health Department in Newton, beginning at 2:00. Those fighting cancer and their supporters are invited to attend.
The Auxiliary of Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney is hosting a fun “Book Fair” today in the hospital’s private dining rooms. That’s from 9:00 this morning until 3:30 this afternoon. All types of books and more available. All proceeds to help with various Auxiliary projects at the hospital here in Olney.