Happenings (Week of October 22, 2008)

Band members seek jobs to pay for trip

The Hillsboro High School Band members are looking for odd jobs to help pay for their band trip to Dallas.

Gregg Walker, band director, is asking people to consider hiring band members to do jobs such as raking leaves, baby-sitting, cleaning out a closet, pet care, detailing a car, house cleaning and more.

To reserve a band student, call him at 947-3991, (620) 877-7027 or or send e-mail to gregg.walker@usd410.net

Employment grant presentation Oct. 21

Kim Strunk of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities will present information on ?Employment Grants for Persons with Developmental Disabilities,? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Social and Rehabilitation Service Center, Walnut Room, 411 Washington Road, Newton.

Strunk also will talk about additional services provided by the Kansas Council on Develop?mental Disabilities. The presentation is sponsored by the Marion Community Council of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization.

For more information, call (316) 283-7997. This free event is open to the public.

Call made for new community theater?

Hillsboro-area actors, musicians and dancers are asked to show their interest in participating in a musical production in summer 2009.

Performers of all ages?as well as behind-the-scenes workers such as lighting technicians, set builders and backstage managers?would have the opportunity to be a part of a brand new Hillsboro Community Music Theatre program.

This program would be for all community members. Those interested need not be professional or a regular performer to be involved.

The community theater program would work for around a month to organize a professional-quality production, and would then perform the show several nights in a row. Show selection and rehearsal and performance dates will be announced after it is determined there is enough interest in participation.

Anyone interested in participating, or would like more information, may e-mail David Vogel at davidbvogel@tabor.edu.

Canton church plans annual soup supper

Canton Christian Church, 208 W. Railroad, Canton, is having its annual soup supper and bake sale from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Satur?day, Oct. 25.

The public is welcome.

Downtown to open for trick-or-treaters

Children are invited to this year?s Trick-or-Treat party in downtown Hillsboro.

Businesses on Main Street will be handing out candy from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, according to Renee Gilkey, executive director of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

?New this year, at the city building you will be able to get Halloween pictures of your children,? she said. ?The cost is $4 for the first picture and $3 for any additional pictures.?

A Halloween background will be used and the photographer will be printing and framing the pictures on the spot.

The photographer will be at the city building from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Chamber; Halloween 2008 pictures are being hosted by Hills?boro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information call Gilkey at the Chamber office, 620-947-3506.

Trick or treat event set at Salem Home

A community trick-or-treat event is planned for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Salem Home, 704 S. Ash.

Punch and treats will be served in the activity room. For more information, call Lori Smithhart, activities director, 620-947-1486.

Hillsboro band boosters need items

The Hillsboro Trojan Band Booster Club is accepting donations for a garage sale fund raiser to be held Saturday, Nov 1.

Any sellable, clean, items in good condition will be appreciated.

To arrange for pick up of items, call Jane Brown at 785-366-0064 or Kerry Shewey at 877-7586. Suggested items include toys, household items, quality tools, collectibles, books, nice furniture and home decor items, infant items, sports equipment, and anything else in good, clean, undamaged condition.

Ebenfeld MB Church youth pastor to talk

Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, 1498 Kanza Road, Hills?boro, invites the public to a program of worship and fellowship, along with a variety of musical number performed at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

In addition, Youth Pastor Trent Voth will be giving a talk.

Halloween storytime set at Marion Library

A special Halloween storytime will be at the Marion City Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for children ages 3-6. Games, stories, pumpkin decorating and snacks will be served. Space is limited.

To reserve a place for children, call (620) 382-2442.

Lehigh plans party for children Oct. 31?

The Lehigh Park Committee is sponsoring a Halloween Party at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, for all little trick-or-treaters age 11 and under.

?When the sirens go off at 7:30 p.m. come to the fire station for snacks and games after an evening of trick-or-treating,? said Rose Funk, Lehigh city official.

Parents, Lehigh Township residents and community members are also invited.

St. Anne?s to display church relics Oct. 26

St. Anne?s Alter Society is sponsoring a showing of the traveling display of Our Lord?s Life and Passion Sunday, Oct. 26, after the 10:30 a.m. mass at St. Anne?s Catholic Church in Pilsen.

During the display, the Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast in the church dining room.

The display includes first-class relics (physical remains of a saint, such as bone and hair) and second-class relics (items the saint wore, owned or used).

These relics have official church documentation for public veneration. The display includes information and historical facts with each relic.

The Parish School of Religion in Pilsen will have its annual saint?s pilgrimage. The public is invited. For more information, call Terry Klenda 620-924-5244.

Goessel blood drive scheduled for Oct. 25

A blood drive in Goessel for the American Red Cross is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

The Red Cross Donor Coach will be parked at Goessel Menno?nite Church, 109 S. Church.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Supper and auction in Burns Oct. 25

The Burns United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, is hosting its annual supper and auction bazaar Saturday, Oct. 25, in Burns.

The supper will be served in the church fellowship hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature turkey and dressing casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or green beans, salad, homemade rolls, pie and coffee or tea.

The cost of the meal is by donation. In addition, a country store will offer baked goods and craft items for sale during the meal.

The bazaar auction begins after the dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Burns Community Building, 101 N. Washington. Many items are homemade, including quilts, foods and crafts.

The Community Building will be open after 4 p.m.to receive items to be sold Saturday evening.

A quilt designed by Sandra Heyman and quilted by Fern Goodwin will be offered in a drawing.

Proceeds from the super and auction go to support programs in the local church and community.

For information, call 620-726-5545.

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