Daily Life, October 22, 2014

Canton Christian Church sets dinner

The Canton Christian Church annual soup supper is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The meal will include chili, vegetable or potato soups, pie, tea and coffee. The meal will also be served with relish.

The cost is free will donation.

The church is at 208 W. Railroad in Canton.

HCF seeking grant applications

The Hillsboro Commun?ity Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2015 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

Application forms can be downloaded from hillsboro?free?press.com or cityofhillsboro.net. The deadline for submission is Nov. 17.

The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.

Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for the Hillsboro area.

For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact executive director Bonnie Funk at 620-947-1530 or by email at kandbfunk@embarq?mail.com.

Hillsboro musicians to give fall concert

The Hillsboro band and vocal departments will be presenting a fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Middle school groups performing will be the sixth-grade band, seventh- and eighth-grade band, and seventh- and eighth-grade choir.

High school vocal groups performing will be the Con?cert Choir and Spirit-N-Celebration.

The public is invited.

Chamber asks for ?Trick or Treat? help

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ?Trick or Treat Main Street,? from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Verlenia Hall, manager, said they are in need of goodies to hand out to children.

Business are encouraged to bring items or money to the office at 111 W. Grand Ave. Friday, Oct. 24.

Last year, the Chamber handed out all 400 baggies before the event concluded.

The Hillsboro Free Press will have a listing of the locations where candy will be handed out. Businesses that would like to be on the list should let the Chamber know by Oct. 23.

Hillsboro UMC plans turkey dinner

The Hillsboro United Methodist Church annual turkey dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Fellowship Hall, 905 E. D St.

Bidding for the silent auction begins at 7 p.m.

Everyone wanting carry-out dinners is asked to enter the south door of the Fellow?ship Hall; there is no need to call ahead.

Cost of the meal is by donation. All proceeds go toward missions and church projects.

Goessel museum hymn sing Oct. 26

Hymn singing and a traditional Mennonite Low German light meal are featured at the annual Sunday-Afternoon-Faspa-at-the-Mu?seum at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Oct. 26.

The event will be in the Goessel Preparatory School on the museum grounds.

The program will begin at 3 p.m.; faspa will be served at 4 p.m. The Mennonite Hymnal will be used. Faspa fare will include zwieback, cheese, jelly and cookies.

This event is free and open to the public.

Haunted house opens in Florence

The ?Curse of the Spider? haunted house opens from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 in the school gymnasium at Florence.

According to organizers, the Bob Gayle family of Florence has spent many hours preparing and decorating the basement of the gymnasium since August in preparation for this event.

Local actors, dressed in spooky costumes will be available to entertain everyone who dares enter.

Visitors have come from as far away as Great Bend to be entertained.

The Florence Library Board served food to visitors in the upper gym.

Refreshments will be served each evening.

Trick or Treat night is planned Oct. 31, and Florence residents are encouraged to come to the gymnasium and pass out candy to trick or treaters.

A costume contest and other games are planned with a soup supper being served by the Florence Labor Day committee.

All proceeds go toward next year?s Labor Day event.

Halloween movie night Oct. 25

Marion Advancement Campaign is sponsoring a Halloween Movie Theater night starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Marion Community Center.

?Ghostbusters? will be shown in the ballroom and ?Spooky Buddies,? in the basement, both at the same time.

Donations will be accepted. The event is open to everyone.

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