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September 2015


The local observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be held at 10am on September 12th in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The service, sponsored by Central Illinois Right to Life, will be at the cemetery’s Memorial Site for the Unborn. The service will honor the memory of more than 50 million unborn victims of abortion. St. Mary’s Cemetery is located at 421 N Sterling in West Peoria. For more information, please contact Dan at 309-369-9769.

Operation Christmas Child Central Illinois will have a wonderful float in the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade on Sept 19th and they need float helpers! Adults, teens and middle-schoolers can walk alongside the float, helping to spread the word about blessing hurting children around the world with a simple shoebox gift. To learn more about how to get involved, please call 309-258-2615.

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join the city of Lewistown in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5-7pm during September. Set-up begins at 4:30pm. It is free to be a vendor. And if you like shopping at yard sales, then stop by to see the Junk in the Trunks! There is no cost to enter the event. The Lewistown County Market is located at 518 S. Main St. For more information, please call 309-338-3452.

The 41st Annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held on September 24th at 6:30am at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. This year’s guest speaker will be Hall of Fame Jockey, Pat Day. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 309-685-1725.

The 13th Annual 2015 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be held along the Peoria riverfront at the RiverPlex on September 26th. Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a one mile walk to raise awareness of brain tumors and their impact on patients, family members and friends, and to raise funds for brain tumor research. Registration is available the day of the Walk or can be done online. Registration starts at 7:30am, and the Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Brain Tumor Survivors are free, walkers are $20, and children under 10 are $10. To find out more or to register, please visit









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