Happenings (Week of June 25, 2008)

Fourth of July Eve? event returns 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 620-947-3775.


Bible study to begin July 7 in Florence


A taped study on Revelations by David Hocking will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Florence Christian Church.

The public is invited to participate.


?Local Red Cross drive set for June 26


?Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves? is the invitation for the public to donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood drive planned for 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs?day, June 26 at First Men?nonite Church, 102 S. Ash, Hillsboro.

Donors will receive a rocker-style T-shirt and a chance to win an authentic Lynyrd Skynyrd platinum album, Second Helping,? in a drawing.

The need for blood is especially high in the summer because of an increase in travel for family vacations and school breaks.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed ARC parental consent form. Potential donors are reminded to bring a picture ID.

For more information, call local co-coordinators Shirley Kasper at 620-947-5719 or Gladys Funk at 620-947-3517.

Hot dogs on tap at June 25 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, June 18.

The menu will be hot dogs, watermelon, chips and popsicles. 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.


Free child screening planned for July 8


Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, July 8, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, located at Lawrence at Elm.

Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor, and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will also be checked.

This process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

Call 1-877-878-4519 ext.113 or 620-878-4720 for an appointment.


Goessel musicians featured in concert


Two Goessel musicians will perform in a public farewell concert for Bethel College Assistant Professor of Music Richard Tirk.

The free recital will feature Tirk, Kyle Unruh of Goessel, Austin McCabe-Juhnke of North Newton, Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel professor of music, and Karen Unruh of Goessel, playing American trumpet music.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Shalom Menno?nite Church, 800 E. First St., Newton.


CDDO to complete end-of-year business


A special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the county commission room at the Harvey County Courthouse to complete end-of-year business.

The public is invited to attend.


?Toy? show planned for July 4 in Ramona


Push, pull, drive or haul your ?toys? to Ramona on the afternoon of July 4 for the Guys? and Gals? Redneck Toy Show. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Park.

Trophies will be awarded within the following classes: cars and trucks, motorcycles, marine, ag-related, all-terrain, un-motorized and off-road vehicles. Prizes will be given for best of class and best redneck decorations.

Show entrance is free, however, advance registration is appreciated. Contact Jeannie Goza, 785-366-0931, to register. Participants are also invited to enter their toys in the Redneck Parade.


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