In And Around Hannibal: August 18, 2012

by Rita Hooper

Hope you are all enjoying your summer and have managed to get a little time away for some rest and refreshment.

It’s not only good for the body but the soul as well.

Before we know it, the children will be back in school and the fall colors will bring a refreshing change from our hot summer weather.

Those of you with gardens I hope are enjoying the fruits of your efforts and have enough to store away for your winter hibernation.

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Granby Center United Methodist Church finishes up its NU-2U and Bake Sale Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual Shutts Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 at 1:00 at the home of Dorothy Fresch, Fulton Street, Hannibal.  Please bring a dish to pass, your table service, a folding chair and an item for the silent auction (which will help to cover the cost of the meat). Please inform family members of the reunion. Any questions call the Simmons family at 564-5412.

Hannibal’s Vacation Bible School will be held this year at Our Lady of the Rosary Church on Cayuga Street. It will begin on Monday, Aug. 20 and run through Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will start at 8 a.m. Monday.

All children from pre-school to sixth grade are welcome to join in the fun as we explore Sonrise National Park. On all four days breakfast and lunch will be served. Children from ages 1 year to 18 years are welcome to participate in the meals which will be offered at the church at 8:30 a.m. and noon.

This week’s menu for the Senior Meal Program are:

• Monday, Aug. 20: Barbecued pork rib, au gratin potatoes, beets, juice, fruit cocktail.

• Wednesday, Aug. 22: Hofmann frank, baked beans, potato salad, juice, cookie.

• Friday, Aug. 24: Healthy choice platter, fresh deli salad, fruit cup, and dessert.

They meet at the Senior Center (Library Building) across from the Firehouse on Oswego Street. Please give Rosemary a call at 564-5471 to make your reservations.

The Hannibal Jammers will be meeting Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the American Legion. If you like country, bluegrass and a little Gospel come on down and over and spend an evening with some good music and friends.

Don’t forget to include the food pantry at the Hannibal Resource Center on your shopping list.  Lend a hand to your neighbors who need a hand up. Remember some day it could be you! The center is located in the basement of Our Lady of the Rosary’s rectory across from the High School.

The Hannibal Methodist Church hosts a free chili and soup lunch on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Good food and good people to talk with. Take-outs available.

Hope you are remembering to Buy American and Shop Locally! This is the time to be buying school supplies for the Stuff-A-Bus project in our county and school kits for Church World Service.  By the way, the list of supplies needed by Hannibal students is on the school web site at

Hannibal Home and School will be hosting the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social Aug. 29.  Invitations will be sent home in the mail with more information.  Email or call Marian 564-5872 or Tina 678-2167 to RSVP or with any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help.

Home and School will have its first meeting of the school year on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Send a request to join the Home and School Facebook page at and keep up to date on what is happening in the Hannibal school District.   Officers for the next two years were nominated and elected at the April meeting. Liz Quaile was elected president for her second term. Marian Calkins will be treasurer and Lisa Mason will be the secretary, both for their first terms. Charlotte McCombie and Janice Scott will remain on the Executive Board for a second year.

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

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