Arts and Entertainment

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Danville on Nov. 5

DANVILLE — A half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Danville on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

It will be on display at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street, from the time setup is complete on Nov. 5 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It will be dismantled Nov. 12.

Vineyard Church sponsoring event Saturday to raise awareness of bullying in community

PAXTON — The Vineyard Church in Paxton is hosting an event, called the Purple Party, from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, to help raise awareness about bullying in the community.

Children of the community are invited to participate in the event, which will feature a guest speaker who will talk to the kids about the issue of bullying and answer any questions they may have.

Car show Saturday at Pells Park will benefit Just An Angel charity

PAXTON — A Halloween car and truck show is being offered in Paxton by Just An Angel, a new nonprofit organization that raises funds to help sick children and families of fallen firefighters and to buy headstones for people’s loved ones.

Halloween trick-or-treat hours set in area communities

Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set in area communities:

Buckley — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Cabery — 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Cissna Park — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Elliott — 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Fisher — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

U.S. Postal Service rep to speak to Paxton Area Chamber on Nov. 19

PAXTON — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, Kristena Phelan, announced several upcoming events:

Mobile food pantry to distribute food to needy in Paxton on Thursday

PAXTON — The Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry from the Diocese of Joliet will be in Paxton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, to distribute food to families in need.

The mobile food pantry will be at the St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish Center, 150 N. Maple St., until the food runs out.

Paxton's Halloween Parade set for Oct 31

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District, along with WPXN-Radio, is sponsoring the annual Halloween Parade at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in downtown Paxton. 

Participation in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill encouraged

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department is encouraging Ford County residents to participate in the third annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for 10:16 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

Zombies to invade Piper City's downtown on Oct. 25

PIPER CITY — The eighth annual Thrill the World Piper City Event will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in downtown Piper City, as local zombies take to the street to perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance in unison with more than 90 other events in 16 countries. 

Each event has the opportunity to raise funds for a charity of its choice.

Fundraiser on Saturday to help cover funeral expenses for Gibson City man's son

FARMER CITY — An event on Saturday, Oct. 4, will raise funds to cover funeral expenses for Gibson City resident Willie Henderson’s 21-year-old son, Dylan, who died Sunday in an automobile accident.

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