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Program will make free breakfast, lunch available in G-RF schools

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown-Ridge Farm school officials say a federal program will allow them to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all students in the district.

G-RF Superintendent Jean Neal said the district applied to the Illinois State Board of Education in June to be part of the Community Eligibility Provision.

Spotlight on Service, Aug. 11, 2015

A look at local do-gooders. This week: Arthur Woman's Club

About the club

President: Teri Malin

Origin: Founded on Aug. 27, 1935, making this the club's 80th anniversary year.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the Arthur Public Library.

The Future Five, Aug. 10, 2015

TUESDAY

For the retirees, Aug. 9-16, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Here's where to take those old towels

CHAMPAIGN — If you've got towels you don't need, members of a local organization are asking you to bring them to the Salvation Army of Champaign County by the end of the day Aug. 11.

This big community towel drive will be held at the Salvation Army building at 2212 N. Market St., C.

Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Religion calendar, Aug. 7-14, 2015

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Fundaisers/bazaars/food

Food giveaway set for Saturday

URBANA — A truckload of food will be given away from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, but don't wait until the end of the morning to get there.

The food goes fast, and it's available to the needy on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

Spotlight on Service, Aug. 4, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville Lions Club

About the club

President: Keith Strinmoen

Origin: Founded in 1957

Meets: At noon Thursdays at Spanky's Banquet Hall, 409 E. Main Street

For the retirees, Aug. 2-9, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Workshop trains teens as 'attorneys'

DANVILLE — Peer Court, Inc. is holding a training workshop for teens who are interested in volunteering as an "attorney" with the youth adjudication program.