Hymn-sing at Parkview Nov. 1
The public is invited to a hymn-sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Parkview Menno?nite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main, Hillsboro.
The audience will be asked to choose favorite hymns to sing together.
22nd annual Toy Run set for Nov. 7
The 22nd annual Marion County Toy Run is planned for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7. The event has turned into a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion County.
Sponsored by the Sons of American Legion No. 366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9 and Route 56 Classic Crui?sers, the event invites participants to donate one new toy as their entry fee.
These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed after the Toy Run, are donated to community Christmas Trees, area ministerial organizations and Marion County children?s service organizations to provide a better holiday season for children.
Over the past 21 years, the event has raised more than $162,000.
This Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. at SherBowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp, Marion. Toys will be collected for distribution at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by the auction and chili feed at Hillsboro Ameri?can Legion.
Donations may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run, c/o Hills?boro SAL No. 366, 405 S. Floral Drive Hillsboro, KS 67063, or contact one of the sponsoring organizations.
blood drive Nov. 9
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive from 2:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 415 N. Cedar, Marion.
Appointments may be made online at redcrossblood.org or calling 800-733-2767. A blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
HRC offering class on holiday cooking
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and chef Rob Scott are offering a ?Cooking Around the Holidays? class from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Hillsboro Middle/ High School teacher?s workroom.
Scott has worked in a professional kitchen for the past 15 years, including eight years as a food-service director in the health-care setting.
The class is for high school freshmen through adults who are looking for creative cooking ideas; the class is limited to 24 participants. The cost is $20; the deadline to enroll is Nov. 4.
A flyer is available at cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html, or contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490.
Public invited to
4-H Fund meeting
The annual meeting of the Marion County 4H Endowment Fund will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the basement of the Marion Community Center.
The public is invited to hear how the fund has helped Marion County 4Hers throughout the year.
Gospel singing set
The Alexanderfeld Men?nonite Church, 1820 Holly, Hillsboro, is having a gospel song service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
Acapella singing is being hosted by several groups from the area, as well as congregational hymns.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 620-877-0232.
plans Oct. 30 event
The Canton-Galva Future Business Leaders of Amer?ica (FBLA) is hosting a Halloween carnival from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Canton fairgrounds.
The event is open to children age 0 through sixth grade. All children must be in costume.
In addition to the carnival, a haunted hayrack ride is planned.