In and Around Hannibal: June 1, 2013

by Rita Hooper

June 2 is “Change the World Sunday” for the congregations of Oswego Center and Southwest Oswego United Methodist churches. We will gather for worship at 10 a.m. at Southwest Oswego, 7721 N.Y.S. Rte. 104.

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., we will be in mission, completing several projects in our community. We are asking for the support of our community on three of our projects which will assist in the recovery efforts in Oklahoma and Texas through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

We will be putting together “Health Kits,” which include: hand towels, washcloths, combs, metal nail files or clippers, bath size soap, toothbrushes, band-aids and gallon size zip lock bags.

All donations may be dropped off at the church from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a “Car Wash” and “Bottle & Can Collection” from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. All proceeds will go to U.M.C.O.R. Oklahoma & Texas tornado relief.

June 2, the Country Cruizers will be holding a chicken barbecue at the American Legion from noon until sold out…come early.  Come see their classic cars and “cruise” in with yours!

Senior Meals will be meeting for lunch at the Senior Center (Library) on Oswego Street at noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Give Rosemary a call now and make your reservation at 564-5471.

The 34th annual Hannibal Historical Society banquet will be held Monday, June 3 at the Hannibal United Methodist Church located at the corner of State Route 3 and West Street in the Village of Hannibal. A full course roast beef supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Sure hope you made your reservations!

The Citizenship Award will be presented to Louie Gilbert, current commander of the Prior Stock Post of the American Legion. Louie will be recognized for his many years of service to community organizations, especially his efforts to benefit the Dollars for Scholars program which includes the annual Ducks Over the Dam every summer.

The Jammers will meet this Monday. If you enjoy country and Gospel music join them at the American Legion (Rochester Street) at 7 p.m. Bring a snack to share and an instrument if you play one and join in the fun.

Starting the week of June 3, there will be a change in the days and hours the Resource Center will be open. The center will no longer be open Thursday nights. It will continue to be open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will now be open Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Resource Center is located at Our Lady of the Rosary, across from the high school and is supported by the three village churches.

The Senior Band Concert will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.  Alumni will be joining for two selections in the concert. The concert will also be very special as the senior band will be premiering a new piece of music written in memory of past music booster president, Ed Carvey. Please add this special event to your calendar.

The Hannibal Methodist Church is holding prayer meetings at the home of Jack Lenhard on Pine View Lane at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings and at 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Church Dining Room.

By the way the Methodist Church is serving lunch Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and all are invited.  Don’t eat alone if you don’t have to!

Granby Center United Methodist Church will be holding a giant book and bake sale Friday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is one mile west of Fulton on County Route 3.

The annual Strawberry Festival of Our Lady of the Rosary will be Sunday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds, Cayuga Street, across from the high school. The garage sale will begin at 8 a.m., games and booths at 10 a.m., a chicken barbecue at noon and of course strawberries and ice cream will be available.  Auction and drawings at 3 p.m.

Hannibal Home and School will be having a Volunteer Meeting Monday, June 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Fairley. Come find out how you can help support your child’s school! Contact Marian Calkins at 564-5872 or email for more information.

The Hannibal Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet Saturday, June 15 at The Oasis Restaurant at Thunder Island, located at 21 Wilcox Rd., just off State Route 48 south of the City of Fulton. Social Hour will begin at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner being served at 6 p.m. Entertainment and dancing will be provided by Anybody’s Guess.

The Outstanding Alumnus Award will be presented to Fred Kent Jr., class of 1963. Those in attendance from the classes of 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003 will be honored.

Plans are underway for the 21st Concert in the Park to be held at the Hannibal Firemen’s Field located on Rochester Street in the Village of Hannibal July 7. Featured bands will be Anybody’s Guess, Fulton Community Dixieland Band and the Fulton Community Band.

Local softball teams will begin playing on the ball field at 1:30 p.m. and the bands will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Food concession stands will be manned by local organizations. The Red Cross will be on hand offering free blood pressure readings. Baked goods and food will be available. Tickets for the annual Duck Derby which follows the concert will be available.

Admission and parking are free. The concert will take place rain or shine as it will all be under cover.

The Hannibal Boy Scouts are selling “Camp Cards” as a fundraiser. For more information, call Mr. Prosser at 564-5630.

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