Summer Reading at Filger Library
It's that time of year again! Filger Library will be participating in the IREAD Summer Reading Program once again this year. Our theme is "Have Book-Will Travel" and I'm very excited to see what traveling adventures we will have! Sign up will be starting on May 29th- June 7th here at the library and programs will be running from June 10th-July 3rd. All children and adults that live in town are invited to participate for free, and anyone from out of town can purchase a summer membership for only $5! Stop in, sign up and pick up a schedule!
Thanks and can't wait to see everyone!
Proud to be a brother of Jim Meyer
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Greetings from Satellite Beach, Florida.
I just read the article in Minonk Talk about my brother Jim Meyer, who retired as Township Supervisor and who served for 54 years in different capacities in Minonk. I am extremely proud of my brother for his outstanding work and accomplishments. Jim was born in Maquoketa, Iowa; started to first grade there; then, in 1942, our family moved back to the Meyer homestead in Carlock, Illinois. Thought you might like to see an early photo taken of Jim and I in Maquoketa, Iowa in 1940. Jim was just starting 1st grade; I was beginning my last year in Maquoketa High School. I always enjoy reading about Minonk news. You have a fine City.
Warren J. "Bud" Meyer
5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run
The Minonk St. Jude Run Team is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on July 3rd. Fun Run starts at 5:30 pm and 5K Run/Walk at 6 pm.
Please visit our website at www.minonk2peoriastjuderun.com for details and to download your registration form or you can contact Tami Tallyn at 309-838-2040 for a copy. Register by June 7th to guarantee shirt and medal for kids! All proceeds to benefit St. Jude. Come out and join in the fun and help us raise funds for the kids of St. Jude!
Household Items Needed
As always for Summer Reading, we are expecting a large turnout for children, (Which we LOVE) but this year we are in need of a few household items for our crafts. We are looking for egg cartons (any kind as long as it holds a doz) and paper towel rolls. If you happen to have any of these, please drop them off at the library. Thanks in advance and we appreciate your support!
I think it is time just like bulky waste day, the first Thursday of the month we should make a date (or dates) for burning to be allowed in town. Now that the weather has finally turned nice its disappointing you can't leave your house windows open for fresh air only to find when you come home your neighbors have decided to start a fire (often) and all the smoke, smell, etc... has now entered your home and with many of us having allergies etc... it is not a pleasant experience to come home to or be outside trying to enjoy the nice weather with family and friends only to have to breath/smell someones burning debris. Please take this in to concideration. Thanks!