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October 8, 2012

Community Briefs

Class of ’52 to host 60th



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.

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