Happenings (April 22, 2009)

HHS to recognize academics April 27


Hillsboro High School Site Council will host the 2008-09 Academic Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Hills?boro High School Auditor?ium.

HHS students will be awarded their academic letters and individual classroom awards from their teachers.

Refreshments will be served following the awards assembly in the HHS commons.


Public invited to GHS style show


The public is invited to the Goessel High School FACS Style Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the GHS Auditorium.

The show is presented by the students of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department.


Potluck, program planned May 2


The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine group is having a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Marion County Lake Hall.

The program, ?A Sweet-Tooth Q & A,? with appropriate prizes, will be a fun-time activity, said Neysa Eberhard, one of the organizers.

Current and former lake residents are welcome to the monthly gatherings on the first Saturday from April through November, she said.

Chat and Dine has been active for 43 years as an opportunity to know members of the lake community.

?In addition, it is also an opportunity to participate in improvements to vitalize the use and enjoyment of this unique and historic Marion County treasure,? she said.


Inspirational slides, dinner set April 28


A sharing of inspirational slides relating to the work of Don and Betty Fruechting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Emmanuel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 229 Walnut, Marion.

The couple started with ?Volunteer in Missions? work in 2002. The group travels throughout the U.S. living in their recreational vehicles, renovating homes and helping with church additions.

?Betty will be sharing her slides of their work,? said Debbie Cook, one of the coordinators.

All women are invited to join the presentation for a salad dinner and fellowship.

For more information, call Cook at 620-382-6656.


Quilt guild plans bed turning event


Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will be hosting a luncheon and bed turning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.

For those who do not know what a bed turning is, there will be quilts displayed on a bed with a short history of its origin and after each one is shown, organizers said, it is turned down to display the next quilt.

In addition, displays of the group?s Challenge projects and boutique items will be on sale.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call Charlene Driggers at 947-3286 or Mary Lancaster at 947-3825.

Canadian musicians to perform April 30


The Canadian Mennonite University Singers will sing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The 42-voice mixed ensemble, which is under the direction of Rudy Schellenberg, associate professor of music, is on tour in South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

The CMU Singers? diverse repertoire includes sacred and secular music from many eras and musical cultures.

In addition to the CMU Singers, CMU has three other choirs, various ensembles, vocal jazz, a jazz band, worship band, opera workshop and small chamber groups.

CMU is located in Winnipeg, Man.


Farmers? Market seeking vendors


Hillsboro Farmers? Market is scheduled to begin Thursday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schaeffler House, located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Groups or organizations that would like to provide a fund-raiser meal at the market should call the organizers because dates are filling up.

Organizers are looking for vendors of farm-fresh eggs, home-grown vegetables, fruit, plants, meats, cheeses, baked-goods, jams and jellies, and handcrafted items.

For more information call Sheryl at 947-1715 or Joni at 947-0270.


HCH plans meeting for volunteers


As a way to mark National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, Hillsboro Community Hospital is hosting a reception and meeting for current and new volunteers from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Activity Room, Room 14.

A brief program will be presented, and refreshments will be served.


HES to observe Arbor Day April 24


Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grade students will recognize Arbor Day Friday, April 24, with a program at the school sponsored by the Hillsboro Tree Board from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The program will include a historical review of Arbor Day, the announcement of the winners of the annual Arbor Day poster contest and, weather permitting, the planting of a tree on the HES campus. April 24 was designated as Arbor Day in Hillsboro by a proclamation passed by the city council March 3.


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