Pumpkin-carving class for kids
Students in grades three through six are invited to participate in a pumpkin-carving class from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the west room in Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand.
Each participant will receive a pumpkin and a pumpkin-carving kit that includes patterns for jack-o-lanterns.
Parents are welcome to stay and help.
The class, sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission, is limited to 20 participants based on entry forms turned into the Hills?boro city office by Wednes?day, Oct. 23. Cost is $10.
HES fall book fair begins Oct. 17
The Hillsboro Elementary School?s annual fall book fair will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 17-24, and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 21 during parent-teacher conferences.
The fair also can be accessed online by clicking on the link at usd410.net.
Because the library is no longer open before school, Oct. 18 will be an all-school shop day only for students.
Wendy?s restaurant in Hillsboro is providing an additional fundraising opportunity Oct. 21. From 4-7 p.m., 20 percent of the proceeds from food sales will be donated to the library.
Deadline today for kids? zoo field trip
Children in grades one through six can join a field trip to Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina Monday, Oct.21, which is a no-school day for USD 410.
Permission forms must be turned in at Hillsboro City Hall by 5 p.m. Oct. 16.
The field trip, sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Rod?s Tire & Service, will depart Hills?boro City Hall at 7:45 a.m. and return between 4-4:30 p.m.
The trip includes an educational class and tour of the zoo and its museum. The zoo will provide lunch. The cost of the field trip is $30.
Kindergarteners may participate if they are accompanied by a paying adult guardian.
A minimum of 15 participants is required.
Marion County Toy Run is Nov. 2
The 20th annual Marion County Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, from Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp in Marion, with toys collected at Hillsboro State Bank. Following the run, an auction/chili feed will be at Hillsboro American Legion Post No. 366.
The Toy Run has turned into a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion County and sponsors for the event include Sons of American Legion No. 366, ABATE of Kansas District 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers.
Each participant is asked to donate one new toy as the entry fee. These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed held after the Toy Run, are donated to community Christmas Trees and area ministerial organizations. A total of more than $136,000 was raised in the past 19 years.
Donations may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run in care of Hillsboro SAL No. 366, 405 S. Floral Dr., Hillsboro, KS 67063 or by contacting one of the sponsoring organizations.
Marion Library offers new services
The Marion City Library is offering two new services to include puzzles and cake pans.
Janet Marler, library director, said there is no time limit for having the puzzles out, and puzzles are available for children and adults, ranging from 500 to 1,000 pieces.
A selection of 19 cake pans can also be checked out and include a train, fire truck, pumpkin, Christmas tree, SpongeBob, book, T-shirt, flower, teddy bear and heart as some of the shapes available.
For more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St.