In And Around Hannibal: July 28, 2012

Rita Hooper

I’ve just returned from the national conference of Presbyterian Women held in Orlando – weather in Hannibal and vicinity was just about the same as there but we were meeting in a guaranteed 72 degree zone – life ain’t all bad!

Unfortunately when I returned home, my mailboxes were not exactly overflowing with new news! Please try to do better next week!

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the kits your church puts together for Church World Service, I invite you to come to First United Church of Fulton, where I will be doing a power point program on my trip to the New Windsor Warehouse of CWS.  The church is at 33 S. Third St.  With school sales beginning, remember the Stuff A Bus Project in our county and CWS school kit program.

The Senior Meal Program will be hosting lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Come early for coffee, conversation and games. They meet at the Senior Center (Library Building) on Oswego Street.

Monday, the menu features meatloaf and gravy, Wednesday includes egg salad sandwiches among other cold plate favorites and Friday will be fish and baked potatoes. Call Rosemary at 564-5471, to make your reservation.

The Jammers will meet at the Legion on Rochester Street Monday from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Summer Reading Program has started at the Hannibal Library, and runs through Aug. 16.  Children are encouraged to come in and sign up if they haven’t already done so.

Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. is crafts, reading and activities. Wednesday is the tennis program from 10 to 11 a.m. All activities are at the library. The Summer Reading Program has set a goal of reading 3,000 books.

Southwest Oswego Methodist Church welcomes you Tuesday, July 31 to a concert featuring the Hannibal Community Brass Ensemble at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Bonnie B. Good will be performing at 7 p.m. Please bring your own lawn chair and refreshments will be available.  Additional concerts may be added.

The church is located at 7721 State Route 104.

Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the Methodist Church holds a chilli-soup lunch. This is available for free to any and all who would like to come to the church on Church Street, one block west of the Village Square. Take-outs are available. Good food, good fellowship at comfortable temperatures.

Would you like to honor or keep the memory alive of someone special to you in Hannibal? Buy a brick for the park with their name on it. Call Peg Shepard at 564-6998.

The pantry at the Hannibal Resource Center, across from the High School in Hannibal, is looking very slim. If you can help fatten their shelves with some food donations, it would be appreciated.

Please drop them off at the center or one of the Village churches on Sunday morning.  Remember with school closed for the summer, many families have extra meals to prepare, and their belts are tightening!

The Hannibal Methodist Church’s sixth annual turkey barbecue of will be Sunday, Aug. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. Bob Simmons and some of the Monday Nite Jammers will be providing some bluegrass sounds for your enjoyment.

Rain or shine, the turkey will be cooking. Like the Little Bunny in the children’s story, follow your nose to some of the best turkey you ever ate!

Might be a good time to bring and drop off some canned goods, cereal, boxed mac and cheese and the old faithful, peanut butter for the Resource Center.

Please let me know what’s happening in your group, club, church etc. so I can keep the rest of Hannibal informed.

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