Head Start taking items for Coffeyville
Head Start of Marion-McPherson County is collecting donated items through July 12 to be transported to Coffeyville to help those displaced by the flood.
Requested items are disposable diapers, wet wipes, children’s games, toys, markers, crayons and paper.
Items may be taken to the Good News Christian Fellowship in Marion from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday.
If doors are locked, leave the items outside the door.
Girl Scouts training in Marion July 12
Girl Scouts ages 14-18 from all over the Flint Hills area are coming to Marion County on Thursday, July 12, to meet with local community leaders as part of their training in a Girl Scout program titled “Challenge Yourself, Change the World.”
They will meet with Linda Ogden, executive director of Marion County Communities in Schools and owner of Bearly Makin’ It Antiques; Olivia Dicks, Challenge and Change alumni and owner of an eBay business that helps seniors downsize their collections; Taylor Nikkel, owner of a pet service; and the California Sisters from Ramona to learn more about social entrepreneurism.
This program is funded by Girl Scouts of the USA, the US Department of Agriculture and the United Way of the Flint Hills.
For more information, call the Girl Scout Council of the Flint Hills at 620-342-4532 or 800-342-4532.
Peabody VBS set for July 16-20
Peabody Community Vacation Bible School will be held July 16-20 at the Peabody United Methodist Church.
In this year’s “SonForce Kids” program, children will be challenged to trust in God’s plans, unite with God’s people, train for God’s service, follow in God’s path and lead others to God’s promises.
Activities will include songs, skits, crafts, games, Bible stories and snacks.
Volunteers junior-high age and older are needed.
For more information or to volunteer, call Alisa Holm-McDowell at 620-983-2550.
Marion library plans July 13 party
Marion City Library will be holding a party to celebrate the end of its summer reading program at 7 p.m. July 13 at the Marion City Auditorium.
Sponsored by Central National Bank, Rob Holladay will entertain with storytelling, magic and music.
Following the program will be a walk back to the library to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the new library at the old depot.
Ice cream from Schwann’s will be served at 8 p.m.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442. The public is invited to attend.
Farmerettes to meet July 12 at Pizza Hut
The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Hillsboro Pizza Hut.
Helen McMinn will give the lesson on “Poetry.”
Support group to meet July 17
A support group for parents of children with disabilities will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Eastmoor Methodist Church in Marion.
Issues such as education, social networking, community education, family life and advocacy will be discussed.
For more information, call Jane Wiens at 947-2402.
No immunization clinic July 18
The Marion County Health Department will not be offering an immunization clinic July 18.
Immunization staff will be attending training on that date.
Quilt drawing for Relay fund-raiser
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Marion County will be held from 6 p.m. July 20 to 6 a.m. July 21 at Tabor College’s Reimer Field in Hillsboro.
The Relay Committee fund-raiser is a quilt made by Kesslers Kreations that will be on display in public places throughout the county until the relay.
Tickets will be available by donation at each site.
Band camp, meeting week of July 23
Next year’s band members in grades eight through 12 are invited to the Hillsboro High School band camp, to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 to 25.
Students will march in the Marion County Fair parade at 5:30 p.m. July 25. Wear tennis shoes to camp appropriate for marching.
Cost for the band T-shirt is $12, to be paid July 23. Call band director Gregg Walker at 877-7027 to give the adult size needed for the student.
Students who are interested in going to Drums Across Kansas on July 24 for $15 should also call Walker at that number.
Fitting for tuxedos, uniforms and formal gowns will be done at 1:30 p.m. July 23 and 24.
The next band booster meeting has been moved from July 23 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the band room.
Hillsboro MB plans VBS July 30-Aug. 3
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church invites children age 4 through fifth grade to its Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School, planned for 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p..m July 30 through Aug. 3.
Each day kids will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, nibble Chuck Wagon Chow, take on a Daily Challenge to let God’s love grow into their homes, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible verse cards and create cool crafts to take home.
Under this year’s mission theme, “Helping God in our Hometown,” we will collect food items and offerings for Main Street Ministries.
For more information or to register, call 947-3144.
Games, movies at Hillsboro library
The Hillsboro Public Library is offering several games and activities in conjunction with its “Get a Clue at the Library” summer reading program.
Children and adults can play Clue or CSI at the library. Each game is designed for up to four players. Adults are asked to accompany young children.
The library is also showing a movie at 3 p.m. Fridays. Bring a pillow or cushion to sit on the floor.