The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

July 31, 2013

Mall hosts back-to-school bash

DANVILLE — A new event for the mall is kicking things off for the new school year.

The Back to School Bash starting at 1 p.m. Saturday will include fashion shows for people and pets, mall-wide store sales and displays, entertainment and a chance to donate school supplies to children and a chance to win door prizes.

The Village Mall is teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County to collect school supplies for local area students.

Village Mall Manager Cindy Compton said the event will kick off with the Danville Institute of Gymnastics providing entertainment.

A fashion show featuring pet fashions from Pet Supplies Plus will follow the gymnastics exhibition.

Then the event will go into the main fashion show that has about 10 mall stores involved, Compton said.

Compton said the mall has had other fashion shows with only one or two stores involved.

“Most of the clothing stores are involved,” she said of Saturday’s fashion show.

Some of the store sales include: Lovely Nails will provide $5 nail polishes to those age 12 and younger from 1-4 p.m. and BoRics Haircare will demonstrate “hair chalking.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County will be on hand to educate the public on one-to-one mentoring and afterschool programs.

Community members can sign up to volunteer that day, sign a child up or gain more information about available programs.

A mentor can translate into a miracle for a child who is struggling either in academics or socially, according to Big Brother Big Sisters executive director Rose Henton.

Anyone donating a school supply during the event will receive a ticket to be entered into drawings for great door prizes to be given away during the event.

All tickets also will be placed back in the drawing for a grand prize to be given away at the end of the fashion show.

You must be present to win door prizes.

Compton said someone can donate any school supply no matter how small, such as crayons or scissors, or make a monetary donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Door prizes will include movie passes and gift certificates.

Compton said the mall will also likely have a place to collect school supply donations for the remainder of the month, for those who can’t attend on Saturday.

Kala Hammer, case manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters, said there can be about 50 children on the wait list needing mentors.

“We don’t turn away volunteers,” Hammer said.

Hammer added that the donated school supplies are given to the youth with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Committee OKs chicken ordinance research

    DANVILLE - A proposed chicken ordinance for the city already has its supporters. Resident Ed Strahl said he's more concerned about dangerous dogs than chickens. "I don't see much wrong with it (chickens in residents' backyards), if contained right,"

    April 23, 2014

  • New arrest in Friday's triple shooting DANVILLE -- Police have made a second arrest as part of the investigation into a triple shooting last week. Joquin Washington, 19, of Danville, was booked at the Public Safety Building jail around 9:20 p.m. Monday on preliminary charges of aggravated

    April 23, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include: Danville Sunday: Domestic battery along East Main Street. Disorderly conduct in the 900 block of East Madison Street. Property damage in the 500 block of Highland Park Road. Monday: Retail theft at Mach 1, 510 N.

    April 23, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls: Friday, 9:23-9:36 a.m. -- A carbon monoxide check in the 1300 block of Harmon Street. Friday, 11:50 a.m.-12:08 p.m. -- An illegal burning in the 1600 block of North Gilbert Street. Friday, 12:28-12:45 p.

    April 23, 2014

  • Fire destroys mobile home DANVILLE -- A leaf fire cost a local man his home Tuesday afternoon west of Danville. A total of seven fire departments, led by Kickapoo Fire Protection District, responded to an out-of-control leaf fire at 16930 Vermilion River Lane. Kickapoo Assist

    April 23, 2014

  • shoes1.jpg Men urged to 'walk in her shoes' at fundraiser TILTON — To understand the issue of sexualized violence against women, men need to take a walk in their shoes — both figuratively and literally.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kindergarten pre-registration set

    April 22, 2014 2 Stories

  • Group seeks volunteers to help clean up Covington

    Alinda Dickinson and Becky Jones told city council members Monday that the Green Minds of Fountain County will be cleaning up parts of Covington on Sunday as part of the group's Earth Day Celebration.

    April 22, 2014

  • Walk helps crisis center

    April 22, 2014

  • Georgetown aldermen approve budget

    Aldermen approved placing the 2014 - 2015 city budget on display Monday night. City officials anticipate a deficit of a little more than $186,000.

    April 22, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet
Must Read