Marion’s annual garden tour July 7
The “Flowers in the Flint Hills” garden tour is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7. Tickets can be purchased for $5 only at the Marion City Library on or before the day or the event.
Gardens featured include Gary and Karen Chaput, 203 Meadow Lane, Marion; Margie and Dick Schwartz, 4 Hill Road, Marion County Lake; Gary and Mindy Carpenter, 16 Rock Road, Marion County Lake and Randy; Judy Mills, 1123 X Ranch, Florence and Doyle Creek Mercantile, 510 Main, Florence.
According to Janet Marler, library director, this will also be special because the Santa Fe Depot is 100 years old this year.
Tours will be available for those interested.
Flower artwork by local artists will be on display at the library.
Refreshments will be served at the library.
For more information, stop by 101 Library Street, Marion, or call 620-382-2442.
Galva Old Empire Days set July 3-4
Galva Old Empire Days is slated for July 3 and 4 in Galva. A worship service and pot luck dessert in Park Henry begins at 7 p.m. July 3.
Events for July 4 begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K run, followed by activities starting at noon to include live entertainment, decorating contests, bicycle rodeo, dunk tanks, barbecue, candy hunt and more.
A fireworks display will begin at dusk with a street dance following.
‘Hugo’ scheduled July 6 in Hillsboro
The Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church are sponsoring a “First Friday Family Film Nights,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Memorial Park, east of the Scout House.
The July Friday movie is “Hugo,” about a 12-year-old boy who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station with his survival depending on secrets and anonymity.
The plot thickens when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, jeopardizing Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret.
Admission is free and concessions will be available. Organizers encourage movie- goers to bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the movie.
City’s Lions clubs vote to merge
At recent meetings of the Hillsboro Noon Lions and the Hillsboro Lions—sometimes known as the Evening Lions—both clubs voted unanimously to merge.
The remaining group will be called the Hillsboro Lions Club and will operate under its charter. The club merger also had to be approved by District 17 S Lions and Lions Clubs International. The newly merged club will continue many of the projects of both clubs. But with a stronger, larger club, it hopes to be of even greater service to the Hillsboro community and beyond, according to club leaders
Meetings in summer are at 6:45 p.m. every fourth Thursday in City Hall; beginning in September, the club will meet at the same time the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
New members are welcome. Call 947-2249 for more information.
Aulne church plans July 1 celebration
Aulne United Methodist Church is planning its annual Independence Day Celebration for July 1 at the church.
The event will begin with free entertainment at 7 p.m., including music by Bob & the Boys. An ice cream social will follow at 8 p.m. with fireworks at dark.
The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted. Persons attending may wish to bring lawn chairs or blankets.