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December 2018

No Transplant Support Group Meetings December, January, or February

December 1 - 28
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Every month until April 11, 2019

Because wintery weather conditions can adversely affect health, the Live Life transplant support group will not meet in December, January and February. The group normally meets on the second Monday of each month in the conference room of Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s 6th Street office building.  The next meeting will be Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. Live Life is an IVCH support group for Illinois Valley residents who have had transplant surgery or who are on waiting lists for…

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Christmas Lights Trolley Tour at Starved Rock

December 14 - 23

Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas. The Starved Rock  Lodge takes care of the driving,  so you can enjoy the light displays in their fully enclosed trolley! Trolleys are heated but we suggest bringing along an extra blanket. Christmas carols are played to help get you in the holiday spirit. Reservations required. Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets.

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Karl’s Krusaders GoFundMe

December 16
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Every week on Sunday until December 30, 2018

On December 1st, 7th grader, Karl Soliman collapsed at a junior high basketball game. Many professionals tried to save him but unfortunately he did not survive. We have decided to raise money after reading this letter from his parents. We know the letter is long, but it describes Karl better than we could. We would like to raise enough funds to complete this list. Could we accomplish this within 6 months? All funds will be turned over to Karl’s parents…

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Step Back in Time for a Victorian Holiday at the Hegeler Carus Mansion

December 16
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Every day until December 16, 2018

The holiday season is upon us once again and the Hegeler Carus Foundation invites you to travel back to 1898 for their annual holiday celebration. Each year, the Foundation, with the generous help of community members, recreates a holiday party the Hegeler and Carus families might have personally hosted in their Victorian home.   This interactive party features Mr. Hegeler (played by community member Steve Seaborn) greeting each guest as they mingle with other members of the Hegeler and Carus…

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Cuts for Keith Fundraiser – Great Clips Peru

December 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 Haircuts (cash only) & Raffle! December 16, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm Great Clips Peru 5259 State Route 251, Peru, IL 61354 Fundraiser for Charles Keith Jones – husband of Sandy Jones, father of Heather M. Jones, Careyann Harmon, Kristine Jones, Samantha Jones, Darlene Jones, and late son Dennis Jones. Keith battled kidney failure for 2 years he had been in the hospital since September 2018. Keith was on the schedule to get a kidney transplant, but due to unforeseen events his…

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Nominations Being Accepted for the Sportsman Hall of Fame

December 17
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Every month until December 31, 2018

Nominations are now accepted for the Sportsman Hall of Fame pertaining to hunting, fishing, trapping and conservation. For more info, contact Hank Walsh at 815-434-4077

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LP Chamber Singers’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert

December 19

The community is invited to LP Chamber Singers’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert at Music Suite 408 in the old Westclox Building on Wednesday, December 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Tickets are $5 at the door, although admission for children 5 and under is free. The admission price includes concert, desserts, wassail and punch. Everyone is encouraged to wear an ugly sweater.

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Peru Public Library Offers Free Classes for Children

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Every week on Thursday until December 27, 2018

Celebrating its 6th year, Wiggles and Giggles is held Thursday mornings from 10:00am-10:30am beginning September 13. Through music, movement, scarves, flannel boards, stories, and more, children experience fun developmentally appropriate activities. Sensory and dramatic play stations along with art activities are offered following the program. Siblings are welcome to attend and families can socialize while children play after each class. Register by calling 815-223-0229 ext. 5.

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MRS. SANTA’S COOKIE SALES NOVEMBER 24th, DECEMBER 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd

December 22
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Every week until December 22, 2018

Craving Christmas Cookies…. T’is the Season!  Everyone will be hungry for those holiday favorites very soon!  Mrs. Santa’s Cookie Sales will fulfill that craving without all the fuss!  Sponsored by the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, the biggest Christmas Bake Sales ever will take place on Saturday mornings after Thanksgiving until Christmas. Mendota Clubs and Organizations are baking Christmas Cookies, Candies, Breads and other holiday treats to sell at Mendota Financial Institutions starting Saturday November 24th and continuing December 1st,…

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Karl’s Krusaders GoFundMe

December 23
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Every week on Sunday until December 30, 2018

On December 1st, 7th grader, Karl Soliman collapsed at a junior high basketball game. Many professionals tried to save him but unfortunately he did not survive. We have decided to raise money after reading this letter from his parents. We know the letter is long, but it describes Karl better than we could. We would like to raise enough funds to complete this list. Could we accomplish this within 6 months? All funds will be turned over to Karl’s parents…

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