Wednesday, April 1st
Community Job Fair at Frontier Community College. Area employers will be on hand to showcase their businesses and any job openings they may have available. Community members as well as FCC students and alumni, are invited to attend the Job Fair and network with employers from around the area representing a variety of occupations. Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared with a copy of your resume, as well as dressed in interview attire. The Job Fair will be held at the Workforce Development Center on Frontier’s Campus from 10am-2pm. A list of employers attending the job fair will be updated occasionally on Frontier’s website: www.iecc.edu/fcc For businesses to register for a table at the job fair, or for anyone with questions, contact Alyssa Parrott, Coordinator of Career Services, at 842-3711 ext. 4009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday April 2nd
There will be a FREE skate at Skateland Rollersport for all Wayne County youth, 8th grade and under, on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 PM. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield.
Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on April 2nd and 16th from 9:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.
There will be a come and go service at the First General Baptist Church at 1601 W. Main Street. The Maundy Thursday Service will be between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. This is a community service for anyone who wants to come.
New Vision blind and low-vision support group will be hosting Tom Upchurch, Director of Jefferson County Housing Authority. Mr. Upchurch will discuss the requirements and application process for rental units, with a question and answer session to follow. There will be a short business meeting prior to the speaker. All of this will take place on Thursday, April 2nd, from 1:30pm until 3:30pm at 1104 North 42nd Street in Mount Vernon IL. For more information: Dee Jackson at 244-5089 or Vic Kunstman at 548-0425
Friday April 3rd
The Orel Lodge #759 will have their Annual Fish Fry on Friday, April 3rd, starting at 4pm at the Wayne City Orel Lodge #759. The dinner will consist of all you can eat, fresh fried boneless catfish, french fries, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and tea or lemonade and desserts. The price for all of this delicious food is by donation!
There will be a Good Friday Service at 6:30 pm at First General Baptist Church located at 1601 W. Main Street. Everyone welcome.
Friday April 4th
Saturday, April 4th there will be an easter egg hunt for the children at First General Baptist Church located at 1601 W. Main Street. It will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and all children are welcome.
Sunday, April 5th
Easter Sunday Services at First General Baptist Church, at 1601 W. Main Street, will be as follows…..6:00 am breakfast followed by Sunrise Service at 6:30. Sunday School begins at 9am followed by Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:00,
with Worship & Celebration of Hope. Everyone is welcome to any and all of these services.
Monday, April 6th
Keenes Christian Church is having revival nightly, April 6th through the 10th beginning at 7:00pm. Evangelist will be Shannon Bopp and music provided by Anita Newlin. Everyone is welcome!
Friday, April 10th
There will be a benefit Spaghetti Supper For Jerry Reavill on Friday April 10th at first United Methodist Church in Fairfield from 5-9 pm. On the menu: spaghetti with your choice of meat or no meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, desserts, tea or lemonade. There will also be desserts for sale and possibility a silent auction. All by donation! Jerry has been diagnosed with bone cancer so all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses and travel. He will be having a stem cell transplant in July. If you would like to help with the cost of getting supplies please contact Tammy Anderson @ 618-516-1533. Thank you in advance!
Saturday, April 11th
The Volunteer Firemen’s Association of West Salem will host their annual “Benefit Supper” on Saturday, April 11th beginning at 4pm at the Firehouse on the square in Salem. Menu will consist of Bar B Q pork chops, baked potato, baked beans, slaw, dessert and drink. The meal is for a free will donation. Handicapped parking is available and all proceeds are used to purchase fire and rescue equipment.
Sunday, April 12th
Cisne Auxiliary Group Spaghetti Lunch will be held on Sunday, April 12th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Cisne Community Center. Lunch cost is by donation. Spaghetti Lunch funds will go towards: *Helping fire Victim’s in our community
*Supplies in case of disaster or emergency.
Thursday, April 16th
Senior Life Solutions of Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be hosting its women’s Coffee Club at the Fairfield Kontiki on April 16th from 9:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Everyone is invited to come out and socialize and meet new people.
Wednesday, April 22nd
The Fairfield Public School District #112 along with Jasper, New Hope and Geff School Districts are conducting Child Find/Preschool Screenings for birth to 5 year old children not yet enrolled in public schools and who will not be kindergarten eligible in the Fall. The screenings check each child’s progress in hearing, vision, speech, language and coordination skills. This will give parents a better idea of how their child is progressing at this very young age before he or she begins school. This screening program is free. The screenings will be held at the First Christian Church on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th. The process will take approximately 45 minutes and appointments must be made. Parents should call Tammy at 618-842-6501 to make an appointment.
Thursday, April 23rd
The Fairfield Public School District #112 along with Jasper, New Hope and Geff School Districts are conducting Child Find/Preschool Screenings for birth to 5 year old children not yet enrolled in public schools and who will not be kindergarten eligible in the Fall. The screenings check each child’s progress in hearing, vision, speech, language and coordination skills. This will give parents a better idea of how their child is progressing at this very young age before he or she begins school. This screening program is free. The screenings will be held at the First Christian Church on April 23rd and 24th. The process will take approximately 45 minutes and appointments must be made. Parents should call Tammy at 618-842-6501 to make an appointment.
Saturday, May 9th
There will be a Family Literacy Fest on Saturday, May 9th at the Frontier Community College in Workforce Devopment from 9am to 12 Noon. Lots of information for parents. Fred’s Feathered Friends will be flying in at 10:30 and booths will still be open during the time of the show. There will be bouncy houses, fun activities, drawings for the kids and crafts for everyone. If you would like more information call the Adult Education Center at 618-842-3711.
Saturday, May 9th
Coming May 9th at Center Street School, we will be having a Dodge ball Tournament for anyone interested in playing. You do not have to be on a Wellness Challenge team to participate. There will be a $5/person fee to help offset the cost of this year’s challenge. Teams of up to 8 players, only 6 players playing at a time. It will be a double elimination tournament, so each team will be guaranteed at least 2 games. We are finalizing the rest of the details for this event and will have more information for all of you in the coming weeks!
Saturday, May 23rd
Mark your calendars!!! Beall Woods State Park will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th of Memorial Weekend. The park staff invites everyone to join us for this special occasion. There will be activities for the entire family including team games, scheduled speakers, guided hikes, Montreal canoe rides, a treasure hunt, a casting contest, and mystery guests. We are fortunate that individuals involved in the park’s history and its procurement have indicated that they will participate in the celebration. Activity listings and times will be announced at a later date.