Saturday, October 25th

Wesleyan Church of rural Fairfield will hold its 4th annual free coat distribution this Saturday, October 25th, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be held on the parking lot at First and Delaware in downtown Fairfield.  All sizes of coats will be available and all coats are free of charge – courtesy of the Wesleyan Church of Fairfield.

Members of the Secret Santa committee are hosting a Bake Sale at the Fairfield Kincaid’s store on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 8am.  Secret Santa services low income and needy children in Wayne County.  If you would like to donate, feel free to stop by.  The Secret Santa tree will be up at Kincaids until November 8th, so please feel free to help those in need!!

TNT Hunting near Mt. Erie, IL will host their annual FREE Youth Pheasant Hunt on Saturday, October 25th at 8 am.   Youth 15 and under are encouraged to participate and lunch will be furnished. You can pre-register by calling 618-854-2771.

The Bluford Ruritan Club will be hosting a breakfast, Saturday October 25th, 7-9am.  Price is by donation and the menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee.  We would appreciate it if you could run this as a community service. 

Trick or Treat hours for West Salem will be on October 25th  from 6 to 8 pm.  The West Salem Development Association will sponsor the Costume contest on October 25th at 5pm on the Square. Tailgate Trick or Treating will be on the Square from 6 to 7 pm, Oct 25th.   Everyone is invited!

Union Grove Camp Fund-raiser will take place on Saturday, October. 25th,  at the  Johnsonville Ruritan Building.  A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8:30 to 2:30.   Chowder, chili, hot dogs, chili dogs, desserts and drinks will be available from 11:00 to 2:30.  Dine in or carry out (bring your own container -no glass- for carry out chowder.) All proceeds will go to the Union Grove Camp for renovations.

The Cowling Community Center will hold its’ annual Chili Supper on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7pm.  Enjoy Chili by the bowl or carry out in your own non glass container.  There will also be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and beverages for purchase.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

The Mount Vernon Health Care Center is proud to announce their 2nd annual “Every Mile for a Memory” 5K walk/run for Alzheimer’s awareness on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 8:30am at Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The race will begin at 9am and participants 12 and up can preregister for only $25 before October 3rd, but racers can register up until race time.  For more information call 618-242-1064 or visit the website at petersenhealthcare.net.  

The Orchardville Ghoul School is back in session again this year.  Ghoul School will be holding class on October 25th, and 31st.  Scare times are 7pm-midnight and admission is $5.  Proceeds go to charity.  Orchardville Ghoul School is located 1 mile South of 161 Extension.  Everyone is welcome!!

For eleven years, ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball has served as their greatest fundraising effort, and now in 2014, The Hairball is better than ever!  ARF’s HOWLoween Hairball will take place on Saturday, October 25th at the Fairfield Elks Club.  “Yappy” hour with Matt Kinney’s pull pork sandwiches and finger foods starts at 7.  The band, Torn & Frayed, is returning for their 11th Hairball performance at 8.  ARF will award over $300 in cash for top costumes plus great prizes for:  Hairiest, Scariest, Best Couple, Scariest, Farthest Traveled, Funniest & Sexiest.  Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door.  Tickets are for sale at Country Roads Realty, Kincaids Home Décor Department and the Fairfield Elks Club.  Must be 21 years old to enter ARF HOWLoween Hairball.  Sponsorships are needed for ARF’s Fall Fundraisers.  See details at arfcares.org or call ARF at 618-842-5584.

The West Salem Development Association is seeking vendors for its 6th Annual Harvest Fest on the Square. It will be held Saturday, October 25 from 8 to 2 p.m. on the West Salem Square. Vendors of antiques, crafts and  other products and merchandise are invited to rent a booth. Booths, 10’x10’, are available for $20 and electricity is available. Food vendors with trailers are welcome, and spots on the Square may be reserved for $30. To reserve a spot, or for more information, contact Glenna Hunley at 618-456-3180 or puffer_1990@yahoo.com.

Wayne County Golf Course holding the Medler Mowing & Lawn Care Scramble.  The scramble format is 18-hole, captain’s pick, with teams assigned after registration which opens at 11 a.m. followed by the Beef Stew lunch served at noon, captain’s pick at 12:30 p.m. and a shot gun start tee-off at one o’clock.  Entry fee per person is $30 for members, $40 for guests or non-members and includes lunch and cart.  Cash prizes will be awarded based upon total participation.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to pre-register on the sign-up sheet located outside the pro shop.   For more information, telephone 847-7222 or visit waynecountygolf.com.

The 5th Annual Women’s Conference will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the First General Baptist Church located at 1601 West Main Street.  Pastor Ruby McDowell will be the guest speaker with Valerie Brown as the Worship Leader.  “Pattern for Life” is the theme, so bring your favorite pattern.  $10.00 registration fee includes luncheon, door prizes, blessings, fun and fellowship.  Registration begins at 8:30 am.  All ladies are welcome.

 

Sunday, October 26th

The Fairfield First United Methodist Church will hold their “Trunk or Treat” on Sunday, October 26th in the West parking lot at the church from 5 – 7 PM.  There will be more fun than you can handle with bounce houses, face painting, lots of games, free popcorn, hot dogs & tons of candy!!  Bring the kids and prepare for a fun evening!!  Everyone is invited.

 

The Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church north and west of Cisne off the Blue Mound Road is having a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 26th.  A children’s program will be held in the church at 6 p.m. and the Trunk or Treat will be set up on the East Parking Lot from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Adult guests can sign up for a giveaway of 2 Wal-Mart gift cards worth $25 each.

 

Monday, October 27th

The Wayne County Homemakers Association will hold its’ International County Meeting at Foundation Hall on the campus of Frontier Community College on Monday, October 27th beginning at 6pm.  The Country studied this month will be Germany.  They will be serving and preparing German foods and interesting information will be provided about the country as well.  There will be a silent auction again this meeting as well.  The evening is free and open to the public.  This would be a good time to become acquainted with the homemakers as well.  New members are always welcome!!

ARF would like  to announce a new fall fundraiser for 2014.  ARF’s Spay-ghetti with No Balls Benefit Dinner will be Monday, October 27th from 5 until 9 at The Flat Iron Cooking Company in the Westport Plaza in Fairfield.  Tickets are $10 each & $5 for kids 10 & under.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at Country Roads Realty, Kincaids Home Deocr Department & The Flat Iron Cooking Company.  Sponsorships are needed for ARF’s Fall Fundraisers.  See details at arfcares.org or call ARF at 618-842-5584.

 

Thursday, October 30th

The Geff Ruritan will be holding their Masquerade Party on Thursday, October 30th at the Geff Ruritan Building.  The party begins at 6:30pm with prizes, costume contests, hot dogs and drinks.  There will also be a decorated cake contest.  For more information call 618-842-6016.

 

Friday, October 31st

Christmas for Kids fundraiser “Halloween in the Park” will take place on Friday, October 31st on the square in Cisne.  There will be a Chili supper, cake walk in the firehouse, costume parade on the square, and lots of fun!!  The menu includes chili, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, hot dogs, dessert, tea, coffee and water.  All profits for the evening will be used for Christmas for Kids in the North Wayne area. 

Trick or Treat Night for Wayne City has been set for Friday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Edwards County High School is having a pumpkin decorating contest open to the public of all ages. Pumpkins may be painted or carved, and will be divided into three age categories: 5th grade and under, 6th- 8th grade, and 9th grade and above. Pumpkins will be on display at various places in West Salem and Albion until October 31st with collection jars for people to vote for their favorite pumpkin. Votes are $0.25 a piece and proceeds will go to the ECHS NHS. To enter a pumpkin, please provide your name, age, phone number, and a brief description of your pumpkin and bring with your pumpkin to the Edwards County High School door #3 on October 24th. There will be prizes for all age categories. Good luck and happy decorating!

The Orchardville Ghoul School is back in session again this year.  Ghoul School will be holding class on October 31st.  Scare times are 7pm-midnight and admission is $5.  Proceeds go to charity.  Orchardville Ghoul School is located 1 mile South of 161 Extension.  Everyone is welcome!!

 

Saturday, November 1st

Mt. Erie Christian Church will be hosting  “Trunk-n-Treat on Saturday, November 1st in the church parking lot from 5-7pm.  There will be lots of candy and treat give a ways as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks.  Hayrides will be offered as well from 5:30 to 6pm.  Everyone is welcome!

The West Salem Lodge #866 AF & AM will hold their Chowder event on Saturday, November 1st at the lodge.  Serving begins at 11am.  No glass containers and bulk only.  The proceeds go toward the Harold Feldman Scholarship Fund.

The Loose Nut Motorcycle Club will hold their “Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2014″ and the event will take place at Ferne Clyff State Park on IL 37, in Goreville, IL on November 1st and 2nd starting at 7am.  This is a self-guided dual sport motorcycle tour of southern Illinois and is not for profit event and everyone is welcome to take part.  For more information check out our website at  http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710 or find us on Facebook.

 

Sunday, November 2nd

Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will be in concert at the Grace Nazarene Church in Salem, Illinois on Sunday, November 2nd beginning at 6pm.  For an unforgettable evening of musical worship and praise….Southern Gospel style….don’t miss this concert!!  Admission is free and a free will offering will be received.  The Grace Nazarene Church is located at 1900 North Broadway in Salem.  For more information contact the church office at 618-548-0881 or call John Roberts at 618-245-9133.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!

The St. Edward’s Men’s Club Fall Sausage Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 2nd from 11am to 1:30pm at the parish hall of St Edward’s Catholic Church.  The church is located at 300 N. W. 5th street in Fairfield.  The meal includes, whole hog sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, sauerkraut, drink and dessert.  Carry outs are available.

 

Thursday, November 6th

The Wayne Co. Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders in their Office for their Annual Fall Fish Sale. Delivery of fish is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Wayne Co. SWCD Office located at 23 Industrial Drive in Fairfield, Illinois at 2:00 pm. Contact the SWCD Office @ 618-842-7602 Ext.3 or stop by.

 

Saturday, November 8th

There will be a Quilt Show on Saturday, November 8th at the Little Prairie Christian Church just 2.5 miles west of Albion on Illinois Route 15.  There will be door prizes, vendors and a demo on “The Magic of Half Square Triangles at 10:30am and 1pm.  Admission is $3 and there will be a scissor sharpener on hand as well.  For more information call Donna at 618-445-1847 or Joy at 618-445-2858.

The Noble Lions Club will be holding their Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage and  Biscuits and Gravy All you Can  Eat breakfast on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 6:00am and going until 1:00pm.  Adults will pay $6.00 and kids under 10 $3.00.  The event will be held at the  Noble Lions Building in Noble, IL.  Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, November 11th

The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Wayne County Health Department from 9am-5pm.  Most area insurances accepted..  For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.

 

Wednesday, November 19th

The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Wayne County Health Department from 1pm-5pm.  Most area insurances accepted..  For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.

 

Saturday, December 6th

Once again the Wabash County Youth Exhibition will sponsor Christmas at the Fair Craft show on the weekend of  December 6th -7th. Booths are still available and information is available by contacting Michelle Potts @ 618-450-0043 or Mike Wilson @ 618-262-3978. All Craft Vendors are welcome, booths are 8’X12” and are $40 for the weekend.

 

Wednesday, December 10th

The Wayne County Health Department is sponsoring a children’s flu clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Wayne County Health Department from 1pm-5pm.  Most area insurances accepted..  For more information, call the Wayne Co. Health Department at 618-842-5166.

 

 

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