The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 8, 2012

Community Briefs

Class of ’52 to host 60th


DANVILLE — The Danville High School Class of 1952 will have its 60th class reunion Oct. 12 and 13 at the Danville Boat Club. Dinner on Oct. 13 will be $35 per individual.

Members and friends of this class are invited. To learn more, call Connie Brady at 443-5731.

Cookbook sales help poor

St. Vincent DePaul Society is selling cookbooks for $10 each. Proceeds help those who are poor with utilities, medication and lodging. Money is used only in Danville and Vermilion County.

To purchase a book, call Holy Family Church at 431-5100 or Patty Smith at 260-2647.

Relay team serves dinner

Team Paparazzi is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Post 210, Prospect Place and Jackson Street.

The public dinner is Team Paparazzi’s fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Vermilion County.

For a $5 donation per person, meal includes salad, spaghetti, bread and dessert. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call 355-8400, extension 223, or 446-1504. Or send e-mail to

Boosters plan fall show

The Danville High School Choral Music Boosters will present the show choirs Delegation and the Contemporaires in a non-competitive fall show at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at the high school. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $5 at the door for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students.

There will be an open house prior to the show with the following vendors attending: Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Park Lane and more. Vendors will be open from 3:30-7 p.m. and will donate a portion of their sales back to the show choirs to help fund a competition trip to Hollywood, Calif.

Benefit to help John

A fundraiser for Eddie John will be from 1-8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Sarge’s Tavern, 409 E. Main St.

Activities include a poker run, the Dodibone Band, Troy Pate and Ryan Downing Acoustic, 50/50 drawing and silent auction. A $10 donation includes a meal.

John had a tumor removed from his esophagus on June 1. Due to complications from the surgery, he had to undergo additional surgeries, which resulted in a hospital stay for 32 days.

John is still recovering at home and is unable to work. He has little income coming in, with hospital and doctors’ bills adding up.

Smart Choice food offered

The Rock Church, 20 Poland Road, will offer Smart Choice Food Source.

A box of Smart Choice Food is $36 (which includes a lot of frozen meat with a value of $80).

Order times and dates are:

--9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11; cash accepted

--9-11 a.m. Oct. 13; cash accepted

--9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15; cash and link cards accepted

Distribution day for Smart Choice Food will be 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Orders need to be pre-paid in person.

For more information, call 443-4559.

League offers art classes

The Danville Art League will offer upcoming classes:

--Beginning Oils & Acrylics: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 3. All supplies will be provided, and the class will be taught by Marsha Russell.

--Advanced Oil & Acrylic Techniques: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 3. Class will be taught by Natalie Rottet.

--Beginning Watercolors: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 3. All supplies will be provided, and the class will be taught by Roberta Williams.

Class cost: $50 for members and $55 for non-members. To learn more, call the studio at 442-9264 or visit at 320 N. Franklin St. Or call Threads of Time at 431-9202 or visit its website at

Church sets garage sale

Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 E. Main St., will hold its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13.

Doll workshop nears

Harvest Wheat Maiden Doll Workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Fischer Theatre.

Attendees will learn the history behind the ancient wheat and corn “dollies” from historian, Richard Chrisman, followed by instruction for making one’s own wheat maiden doll from veteran wheat weaver Anna Marie Chrisman.

Cost: $10 with pre-registration, materials provided. Class size is limited. Students must pre-register prior to class by calling Amy Chrisman at 497-4686 or emailing Include name, phone number, mailing and e-mail addresses in e-mail.


Homecoming parade set

The Catlin High School Student Council is sponsoring the annual homecoming parade at 2:30 p.m. Friday. To learn more, call Darcy Shepherd at 427-5331, extension 303.


Spinners guild to meet

The Champaign Urbana Spinners & Weavers Guild will have its monthly meeting Tuesday. Hospitality time is at 7 p.m., with meeting at 7:30 at Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave.

Fran Smith will share what she learned in fiber spinning class. Visit for more information.


Red Run 5K approaches

The Chrisman Red Run 5K and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Price: $20 for the race, $5 for hog roast after the race. Prizes will be given for top three in each age division and for best red outfit.

E-mail coach Gisinger to pre-register at

Covington, Ind.

Center benefits from meal

The Waters of Covington will host a chili fundraiser for The Friendship Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.

Chili, crackers and sandwiches may be purchased for $5 (adults) and $3 (children 12 and younger).

The Waters of Covington hosts a yearly fundraiser for the Friendship Center, 1307 Pearl St. For more information, call director Sue Thomas at (765) 793-4818.


Bands, choirs plan concert

The Georgetown-Ridge Farm Music Department will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School.

The junior high’s bands and choirs and the high school choir will perform.


Red Cross plans drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4826, Fourth Avenue and West Orange.


5K set to benefit Haiti

The second annual Dig Deeper 5K – Clean Water for Haiti will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Kickapoo State Park.

The scenic paved course goes through woods and past fields and ponds. Registration forms are available at the Dig Deeper Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall finishers as well as the age-bracket winners. Walkers are also welcome.

The Dig Deeper project is supported by local churches, runners and friends of Haiti. Financial accountability is provided by Community Church of God, 535 S. Bowman Ave. Each year, members take a missions trip to Haiti to help build facilities, provide medical clinics and more. To learn more, call coordinator Lisa Kelsey at

Benefit assists Lowe

Tammy Dodge has organized a bluegrass music benefit for Gale Lowe, of Fithian, who will have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation because of uterine cancer.

The event will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at The Landing at Kickapoo State Park.

Terry Bryant’s band will perform live, and there will be an open stage for anyone who would like to sing. There will be drawings, silent auction, cake walk, face painting, games for kids and more. Prizes include free dinners at local restaurants, gift certificates, cash prizes and more. Money goes toward medication and treatment for Lowe.


Author to sign new book

C.C. Wills is the author of a new book, “Shawnee: The Adventure Continues.” He will have a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St.

The new book is a sequel to his first book, “Treasure in the Shawnee Hills.”