Daily Life (Oct. 12, 2011)

Peabody-Burns FFA alumni to meet

The Peabody-Burns FFA alumni meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Vo-Ag Building in Peabody.

Trick or Treat Main Street, Oct. 31

Hillsboro?s Trick or Treat on Main Street will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Those businesses unable to participate, but wanting to have treats for children, should drop off items at the Chamber office, 111 W. Grand Ave.

Great Pumpkin Race Oct. 29

The third annual Great Pump?kin Race 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 with a child?ren?s half-mile at 9:30 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to get sponsors with all proceeds benefitting Main Street Mini?stries. In addition, participants are asked to donate a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter or two canned goods for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank.

The race is sponsored by First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.

Tootsie Roll Drive begins Oct. 14

Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its annual Tootsie Roll Drive Oct. 14, 15 and 16.

This year?s event is designated, ?Helping People with Intellectual Disability Days,? according to Jerry Vinduska, one of the local coordinators.

For those interested in donating toward this fundraiser, Kansas Knights of Columbus members will be positioned in front of banks, stores and churches handing out specially marked Tootsie Rolls seeking contributions for people with intellectual disabilities.

If a Knights of Columbus member does not contact someone, checks payable to ?Tootsie Roll Program Fund? may be sent to the local council in care of Jerry Vinduska, 805 S. Roosevelt, Marion, KS 66861.

Girl Scouts need items for fundraiser

Hillsboro Girl Scouts are planning a garage sale fundraising event and items are needed for the sale.

Anyone with donations can call Brenda Bernhardt, 620-382-6932, or Joy Dalke, 620-947-4002.

Those with items for the garage sale are urged to call for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 20.

Tampa PRIDE plans card party Oct. 15

The Tampa Senior Center is hosting a card party at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Tampa Senior Center,

There is no charge, but participants are asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, call 785-965-2613. The event is sponsored by Tampa PRIDE.

HCH Auxiliary bake sale set Oct. 19

The Hillsboro Community Hospital Auxiliary and volunteers are having a bake sale and pre-holiday event in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19. Organizers are asking for new and like-new contributions for the sale with all proceeds going for nursing equipment.

For more information, call Velma Hadley, 620-947-3802.

AARP driving class set for November

The American Association of Retired Persons Driver Safety Program is offering a free driver safety course to all veterans from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.

Any military personnel, including active duty, retired, guard or reserve?regardless of age?are eligible for the free course.

According to AARP officials, a veteran includes those who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard/Reserves or Coast Guard.

Spouses are also eligible for the class at no charge.

For more information about the course or for a place to attend, call any VFW or American Legion post or Richard and Marilyn Reimer, 620-947-3453.

TEEN to meet in Marion Oct. 19

The Technology Excellence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Marion District Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion, KS 66861.

For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.

Farmerette Club meeting set Oct. 14

The Farmerette Club will meet Oct. 14 at Doris Kuchar?s home, 801 W. A St., Hillsboro. She will share the creativity of her various projects. If unable to attend, call Edie Ollenburger, the October hostess.

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge plans event

The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a ?Fall Prairie? adventure at 5 p.m. Oct. 22. The event will include a sunset tour of the buffalo, Buffalo pen maze, hot dogs and s?mores and other events. For more information, call 620-628-4455.

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