MD class of 1972 reunion is Saturday
The Mater Dei High School class of 1972 is having a 50-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 3 p.m. at Shorty’s Tavern in Albers.
A group photograph will be taken at 6 p.m. and a band will play at 7 p.m. Food will be available throughout the evening.
It’s not too late to attend and join in the festivities with your classmates. If you have questions, call Shorty at 248-5507.
A dumpster will be provided for residents of Breese Township on Sept. 27 and 28 at the township shed. No tires, batteries, paint or electronics are allowed.
Lantern Festival at St. Rose Oct. 1
The SRDC Lantern Festival is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Rose Park. Lanterns can be purchased at https://bit.ly/lantern festival2022. Proceeds go toward the St. Rose Sidewalk to Park Project.
The event will include vintage baseball, live music, vendor fair, food and drinks. There will be a kids’ corner with blow-ups, games and prizes. The lantern lighting is at 8 p.m.
Music at North Side Park
Praise in the Park, featuring contemporary Christian music with Jonathan McCammon, begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Breese North Side Park main pavilion.
Wurst markt at country store at Trenton
St. John UCC in Trenton is hosting their 72nd annual wurst markt on Sunday, Oct. 2. It will be drive-thru only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dinner costs is $13 and includes pork sausage, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauerkraut, green beans and pie.
An outside country store is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will include homemade applesauce (pints and quarts), pork sausage, and handmade quilt and basket raffle ticket sales.
Quilt bingo Oct. 6 at Bartelso
The St. Cecilia Parish Ladies Sodality is sponsoring a fall quilt bingo (paper cards only) on Thursday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at St. Cecilia’s parish center in Bartelso; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The quilt bingo will give cash awards for ties, and there will be an attendance prize and refreshments.
Planning reunion for Carlyle class of 1972
Members of the Carlyle High School class of 1972 are being sought for a 50-year reunion. A two-day event is planned — Saturday, Oct. 8, at Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, 6-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Fish Hatchery Park, noon-6 p.m., potluck and games.
All 1972 graduates contact Dawn (Fritz) Stedelin, 618-554-6236,
Aviston Legion hosts fall dinner
The Aviston American Legion holds its fall pork sausage and roast beef dinner on Sunday, Oct. 9, serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides the meats, the menu is sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce and dessert.
The traditional pork and quilt raffles will be held. It will be carry-out dinners made to order with sit-down dining space available.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Legion Auxiliary is hosting their annual holiday rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations only. $3 brown-bag sales will start at 3 p.m.
Uncork the Holidays Oct. 13 at Carlyle
Uncork the Holidays, sponsored by the Clinton County Association for Home and Community Education, will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Carlyle. Doors and booths open at 6 p.m. and the function begins at 7 p.m.
The event includes wine tasting ($5 for four tickets and glass) for the first 100 people; food demonstrations (biscuits/chocolate gravy, charcuterie boards); along with raffles, attendance prizes and vendors.
Cost is $10 for HCE members; $20 for non-members; $20 at the door for all. Reservations can be made for groups of six or more people (extra $1 per person). Mail check (payable to CCHCE) with name and phone number to: Diane Sinclair - CCHCE, 1051 Monroe St., Carlyle, IL 62231; or drop off at the Clinton County Extension Office in Breese.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones meeting
Do you know someone who may be abusing alcohol or drugs? The Southern Illinois Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) group meets each week to provide hope through education and support. PAL is for parents and loved ones over age 18 who have someone in their life struggling with or recovering from substance use. PAL respects your anonymity. Educational material is provided at each meeting, and PAL meetings are free of charge.
The Southern Illinois PAL group conducts an online Zoom meeting each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Craig at (618) 567-6095 to receive the link for the Zoom meeting, or if you have questions. You can find more information at www.palgroup.org/.