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For the retirees March 3, 2013

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

Boys & Girls Club sets fund drive goal at $100,000

DANVILLE — Boys & Girls Club of Danville officials hope to raise at least $100,000 during its annual It Just Takes One campaign.

Executive Director Rob Gifford said the youth organization's fundraiser kicked off a couple of weeks ago, a little earlier than in the past, with a mail campaign to past donors. In addition, he and board members are paying visits to potential donors.

Laura Lee board plans plea for financial help

DANVILLE — For more than 60 years, Laura Lee Fellowship House has served as a beacon of education in the local community, but now, the board of directors are inviting community members to a meeting next week where they will make a plea for financial help.

Prom for grownups to benefit food bank

CHAMPAIGN — Who says only teens get to go to prom?

Grown-ups will have a chance to dress up in formal wear and go to a prom of their own March 9 — but this will be a prom for a cause.

This will be the fifth anniversary Prom Benefit for Hunger Relief to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign.

Empty Bowls event to benefit Crisis Nursery

URBANA — Local potters are once again asking the community to help support children in crisis by coming to a soup and bread supper.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 4-6 p.m. March 6 at Silvercreek restaurant, 402 N. Race St., U, with all proceeds benefiting the Crisis Nursery.

Danville to consider letting youth group use high school in summer

DANVILLE — For the past four summers, First Presbyterian Church of Danville youth group members have traveled to various towns across the country to help rehab homes for elderly, low-income and disabled residents through the national Group Cares organization.

For the retirees Feb. 24, 2013

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

Mahomet students honor teacher for fund-raising efforts

MAHOMET — Students at Lincoln Trail Elementary welcomed physical education teacher Lu Rippy to the gym on Friday afternoon with a chant of "Rip-py! Rip-py!" and a round of applause.

The assembly was a surprise, honoring Rippy for the 20 years in which she's spearheaded the school's participation in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Joint Chiefs assistant to speak at fundraiser

CHAMPAIGN — A career military officer and special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be keynote speaker at a fundraiser tonight (Saturday, Feb. 23)for the new Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois.

Lawyers competing to help food banks

URBANA — Local lawyer John Thies has challenged his fellow attorneys to help take a significant bite out of hunger in Illinois, and he's given them two weeks to pull it off.

Thies, president of the Illinois State Bar Association, launched Lawyers Feeding Illinois, a competitive food and fundraising campaign among lawyers and legal organizations across the state, this week.