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Following is a roundup of Memorial Day services scheduled in the Paxton Record's coverage area:
The American Legion Byron A. Hickerson Post 432 of Buckley will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 27, at three area cemeteries.
Library to show spring teen movie. Free to the public, the Hoopeston Public Library will show its spring teen movie at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Rated PG-13, this intense action mummy film (1999) version has been digitally restored to give optimum large-screen effects.
LODA — A fireworks display will be added to the annual Loda Good Ole Days festival if enough donations from the public are received to help fund the display.
The Loda Good Ole Days Committee needs to raise between $1,500 and $2,000 to make offering fireworks a reality.
Donations can be sent to either of the following addresses:
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School’s mini band, under the direction of Beth Nuss, will perform a free concert in the pavilion at Pells Park at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
The concert is the first in this summer’s Music Under the Stars concert series, co-sponsored by PRIDE in Paxton and Farmers-Merchants National Bank.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s 14th annual Salute to Veterans Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the school’s gym.
The concert will be performed by PBL High School’s band, under the direction of Marine veteran Tim Hess. The concert will include patriotic music, including a performance of all the Armed Forces service songs.
MELVIN — It’s fair to say that this year’s county fair at Melvin has some exciting new offerings. The biggest is a concert on June 25 by one of country music’s rising stars, Dustin Lynch.
Lynch, 27, is a Tennessee native who is best known for chart-toppers such as his debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” and his most recent hit, “She Cranks My Tractor.”
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s summer band camp will begin Monday, July 22, and conclude Friday, Aug. 2, with a public performance titled “Phantom of the Piano Studio.”
“We will take our audience on a tour of a haunted piano studio with famous piano songs including the ‘Knuckle Concerto,’” band director Tim Hess said of the performance.
PAXTON — Paxton’s annual townwide garage sales are scheduled for Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8.
RANTOUL — The annual Rockin’ and Roddin’ car show, sponsored by Hot Rods & Hooligans Motor Club, is scheduled for 2-10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in downtown Rantoul.
The event will feature food, music and a street dance, as well as a special giveaway from The Pawn Shop. Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 cars, bikes, etc. Special awards will be given for semis and imports.
PAXTON — Author Hea Gin Lee Burton of Urbana, formerly of Paxton, will hold a meet-and-greet and book signing at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, for her recently published autobiographical novel, “The Girl with a Lotus in Her Hair: A Korean War Bride’s Story of Courage, Love and Survival.”
The event will be held at Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop, 108 N. Market St., Paxton.