Happenings (Week of July 2, 2008)

Annual patriotic event set for July 3

The annual Fourth of July Eve Celebration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the William F. Schaeffler House at Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hillsboro.

The event will be in conjunction with the Hillsboro Farmers Market.

Entertainment will include patriotic music on the east porch of the the Schaeffler House. State Rep. Don Dahl will read the Gettysburg Address as Abraham Lincoln.

The national anthem will be sung by David Vogel. Hillsboro Singing Men and other ensembles will perform.

The children?s ?Red, White and Blue? patriotic parade will form at 6:15 p.m. west of the Schaeffler carriage house. All children age 12 and under are invited to bring their decorated wagons, tricycles, bikes, scooters and doll carriages to walk in the parade at the Schaeffler House Museum grounds.

They can join in traditional children?s games and contests that take place on the west lawn. All children under 12 will receive free sparklers. The Hillsboro Fire Department will supervise lighting the sparklers.

For $5, participants can enjoy grilled hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad or chips and homemade ice cream for sale at the back porch of the house.

Lemonade or bottled water will be $1. Food sales will benefit the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of old-fashioned fun. For more information, call 947-3775.

Sloppy joes on tap at July 2 Lunch Bunch

Children and youth of the Hillsboro area are invited to enjoy a free meal and activities at this week?s Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, July 2.

The menu will be sloppy joes, beans, chips and Subway cookies. Activities will include waterballoons.

Lunch Bunch, sponsored for the second year by Main Street Ministries, is from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through the first week of August at the MSM campus at Main and D streets, Hillsboro.

Child-care providers are welcomed to participate.

Aulne church to host Sunday celebration

Fireworks, ice cream, socializing and live music will be featured at a public celebration in Aulne on Sunday, July 6.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with homemade ice cream and desserts. At 8 p.m., Bob & the Boys band will perform gospel and country music outside on the veranda.

The entertainment concludes at dark with a fireworks display.

The public is invited and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged for comfort.

Donations will be accepted to fund the fireworks for next year.

Aulne UMC is located at 1415 Pawnee Road. From Marion, take Sunflower Road (Third Street) south about five miles to 140th, then go west three miles to Pawnee. From Hillsboro go east on 190th to Nighthawk, go south five miles to 140th, then east two miles to Pawnee.

Children invited to VBS July 28 to Aug. 1

?Son World Adventure Park? will be theme of the vacation Bible school offered by the Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day from July 28 through Aug. 1.

All children who are age 4 by Sept. 1, through those who have just completed fifth grade, are invited to participate at no charge.

Children can be registered at the church office at 300 Prairie Pointe, or by e-mail at carolynscm@yahoo.com.

Flag code changes for veterans, troops

With Fourth of July celebrations approaching this week, the public is should be aware of a change in 2007 to Section 9 of the U.S. Flag Code written into the Defense Authorization Act this year.

Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces have the authority to render a salute to the flag, whether or not they are in uniform or wearing identifying veteran apparel such as an American Legion cap.

According to the flag code, all others present should remove any headgear, face the flag and place their right hand over their heart. Headgear should be held to the shoulder, leaving the right hand over the heart.

Chat & Dine to meet July 5 at lake shelter

All residents and families, past and present, of Marion County Park & Lake are invited to attend the Chat & Dine barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the lake?s east shelter house.

Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, table service and a side dish or desert. Meat and drinks will be provided.

Country Stitchers to meet at UMC

Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. A representative of the Sunflower Quilt Shop in Derby will speak on embellishments and other accessories.

Please bring a patriotic or red, white or blue fat quarter.

Free swim night for Goessel residents

The Goessel Recreation Committee will host a free family swim night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at the Hillsboro Aquatic Center.

All Goessel residents are invited. Drinks will be provided. If possible, bring a dessert, snack item or fruit tray to share.

In case of bad weather, check the GRC link on the USD 411 Web site for cancellation information. For questions, contact Dale Wiens, 620-367-2540.

Annual burger fry planned in Peabody

The Doyle Creek Farmers Market in Peabody will hold its annual Burger Fry on July 5 in Santa Fe Park located at the south end of Walnut (Main) Street.

The market opens at 8 a.m. with locally raised produce, fresh baked goods and other items. Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. and the meal will be served at 11 a.m.

The meal will consist of a beef burger, homemade potato salad, pop and homemade ice cream for $5. Proceeds will be used to offset market costs.

The entertainment will begin with Lindsey Marshall and Shane Marler singing folk, swing and country music. After the first set, Chris Klarmann of the U.S. Coast Guard will join Shane Marler in a session. The performers also invite people to play with them in an open jam session.

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