Social Services

Social Services

Meals-wellness program 'a beautiful thing'

DANVILLE — Every morning for the next 10 weeks, you can find Arthetta Broom and her brood of young ones at Danville's Lincoln Park.

Other programs providing meals

DANVILLE — Here's a list of other groups that also are providing free, nutritious meals to Danville area youth this summer:

Boys and Girls Club of Danville

The club provides a well-balanced and usually hot lunch at the Mervis Unit, 850 N. Griffin St. The program started this week and runs through Aug. 10, and lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Group of women funds health care projects

URBANA — One woman with $500 may not be able to buy a lot of health care improvement for her local community.

But get a lot of women together, each one bringing $500, and things start to happen.

Fundraiser scheduled to benefit homeless veterans

DANVILLE — Cellular One and Neuhoff Communications are teaming up to raise money for the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System's homeless veterans program.

The businesses are sponsoring a "cornhole" tournament on June 16 at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Teams may still register for Relay for Life

CHAMPAIGN — About 1,000 people are expected to walk in Relay for Life Champaign County starting Saturday evening.

Registrations to participate in this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society are nearly double over last year's event, said Jill Rannebarger, local relay chairwoman.

Fence art downtown to be removed

CHAMPAIGN — As plans to develop the southwest corner of Church and Neil Streets in downtown Champaign continue, the art made from vinyl billboard material on the fence around the site will have to come down.

The I.D.E.A. Store is asking volunteers to help them take down and reuse the material.

Champaign-Urbana MTD sets hearing today on route, schedule changes

CHAMPAIGN — Officials with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will hold a hearing today on a number of what are called "relatively small changes" in their routes and schedule.

But a more significant change — limiting the locations where passengers can get on and off buses — may be a year away.

Breakfast in the Park starts today in Danville

DANVILLE — Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo, is bringing its popular Breakfast in the Park program back to Lincoln Park for its second year.

The program — which provides a free, nutritious breakfast to underserved children ages 4 to 12 — begins at 9 a.m. today in Danville's Lincoln Park.

48th Turtle Races today

DANVILLE — Organizers are gearing up for the 48th annual Turtle Reunion and Races today.

The event, which raises thousands of dollars to help children with developmental disabilities, will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville.

Bike-riding camp offers transportation from C-U

DANVILLE — The annual Lose the Training Wheels Camp that teaches physically and mentally challenged youth how to ride a bike is offering campers free transportation from Champaign to Danville.