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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.
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 www.peoriamayorprayerevent.com
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 www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org.