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Clergy Corner, Dec. 29, 2017

With the calendar about to flip to 2018, here's just a sampling of save-the-date-worthy happenings coming up at area churches in the year ahead:

Religion calendar, Dec. 29, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 28 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BUNKER HILL

Top of the Morning, Dec. 27, 2017

The idea was to donate 40 jars of peanut butter to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

Thanks to his classmates and teachers at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy in Champaign, fifth-grader ROWAN FISHER more than doubled his goal.

School districts obeying state's feminine-hygiene mandate

Local districts are adjusting to a new state requirement that takes effect Monday — providing free feminine hygiene products in school bathrooms.

Known as the Learn with Dignity Act, the amendment to Illinois' school code was approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 18 and cosponsored by state Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana).

For the retirees, Dec. 24-30, 2017

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

First Christian volunteer cooking with joy for eighth-straight year

One of 250 volunteers involved with Monday's Community Christmas Dinner, Marcia Woolcott has an extra-important role: Cooking.

She's done it every year at the Dec. 25 event at First Christian Church in Champaign.

Religion calendar, Dec. 22-28, 2017

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Champaign County Housing Authority creating short list for director job

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign County Housing Authority's search for a new executive director is about to hit the seven-month mark.

UI student's charity mission: Getting gifts to hospitalized teens

OGDEN — Whitney Setterdahl peeked down the toy and game aisles at the Urbana Meijer on Tuesday, finally stopping when she approached the sports trading card section.

"It's hard to find items for boys," she said. "We get a lot of makeup and lotion and things like that, but I like to try to get a lot of games that can be for either gender."