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Minonk Town-Wide Garage Sale | Final Events for Mark McNamara | Tribute to Mark and Jari Lynn | Minonk to Peoria St. Jude Run on Saturday | Wenona Days Parade and Activities |

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Minonk Town-Wide Garage Sale

A town-wide garage sale is being planned for Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. What better way to clean out those closets, attics, basements, or that spare room.

If anyone is interested in participating in the Town Wide Garage Sale sign up forms are available at Minonk Community Bank and The Sweet Shop or download the form from

To have your sale advertised in the map you must fill out the form with the $4 for advertising, etc and return both to Cathy McKay, 626 Locust, Minonk no later than Monday, September 9th.

The final garage sale map will be available at; at Minonk Community Bank, The Sweet Shop and garage sale participants.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Cathy McKay.

Cathy McKay

Final Events for Mark McNamara

For those that choose to attend the final events for Mark McNamara, please note the details. Friday 8/16, the burial is at 2 pm at the Catholic cemetery, corner of 4th and Thomas. At this time, we are allowing eulogies, share words about Mark. We will then be headed to the Rutland Legion off of rt 251 for the Celebration of Life. We will have cards to write memories about Mark. The celebration will be 4:30-8 pm. Thank you for playing your part in Mark's life. He will be missed and live on in all our hearts!

Sara McNamara

Tribute to Mark and Jari Lynn

I so enjoyed reading your lovely tribute to Mark and Jari Lyn. Growing up we moved many times. All told, I have lived in eight states and for a time in Germany. Therefore, I have always considered Minonk my home town. This where I spent time every summer til I was twenty years old. Minonk should be proud of these two admired residents.

Martha Ashton

Minonk to Peoria St. Jude Run on Saturday

Tomorrow's the big day!! Your Minonk to Peoria St. Jude Run Team will be making the journey from Millennium Park at 5:45 am through main street and on to Peoria to present the big check to St. Jude! Come out and cheer on the runners and be a part of this awesome day! We also make our way through Benson, Roanoke, Metamora, etc. and then later over the bridge into Peoria and through the Civic Center. Be sure to tune into WEEK 25 at approx. 8:2pm to see Minonk present our check. It should be another big one!! Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and to our generous, loving community, family, and friends for your continuous support! This isn't possible without each of you! See you tomorrow!

Sonja Frei


Wenona Days Parade and Activities


Just wanted to send a few notes in regards to the upcoming Wenona Days celebration (August 7-11). The theme is "Made in the USA!" and there are plenty of activities going on over the course of that weekend. You can check out our Facebook page @Wenona Chamber of Commerce for a listing of events. Brochures will be available soon.

If you'd like to participate in any of our parades - we have a night parade on 8/10 and a grand parade on 8/11 please see information below or contact Braiden Skinner at 815-354-2422 or

Night "Lights" Parade (8/10) @ 8:30pm
No registration forms, we welcome anyone who would like to participate. Line-up at Harry's Farm Tire starting at 8pm. This parade takes two laps around the main block of Chestnut Street. Lights and glow sticks encouraged!

Grand Parade (8/11) @ 1pm
Registration forms available by contacting Braiden Skinner via email or phone number noted above. Line-up starts at 11:30 at Fieldcrest Middle School. Parade route runs down Walnut Street starting at school.


Braiden Skinner