Archive for October, 2011

Strasburg to host Santa Brigade and Market

Published by admin on October 30th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

The Strasburg SCAN 4th Annual Santa Brigade and Market will be Sat, Nov 12.
Breakfast is from 6-11am and the Holiday Market will run from 7am-12:30pm.
Event is at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church social hall and gym.

Download the flyer here:  2011 Breakfast flyer

Stewardson receives Governor’s Home Town Award

Published by admin on October 27th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

Stewardson’s Haunted Barn and Trail brought more notoriety to the Village of Stewardson as it was voted a finalist for the Governor’s Cup in the Governor’s Home Town Awards. Governor Pat Quinn recognized 28 outstanding volunteer groups from throughout Illinois with Governor’s Home Town Awards. The Governor’s Home Town Awards recognize volunteers for their work to improve their communities. The city of Mascoutah’s Little Indians Youth Football Program was honored this year with the Governor’s Cup.

The Governor’s Home Town Awards recipients were chosen by a group of volunteer judges who reviewed and ranked applications based on community need, use of resources and results. The judges then selected one project from each population category to compete for the Governor’s Cup. The cup is a traveling silver trophy presented to the community whose efforts were deemed most representative of Illinois’ spirit of volunteerism.

Projects were judged within their population category as well as within an assigned project category such as services and mentorship, memorials and monuments, parks and recreation, beautification and sustainability, and history and historic preservation. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity administers the Governor’s Home Town Awards Program.

Each of the award-winning communities received a road sign and plaque recognizing its efforts. Accepting the award for Stewardson’s Haunted Barn and Trail were Mayor Lowell Moomaw, Eric Sutton, Peace Corps Fellow, and Shauna Curry, Patty Everett, Kris Renshaw, Perrie Richards, Barb Storm, and Tina Vonderheide, all volunteers involved in the Haunted Barn and Trail project.

New Christmas Lights for Stewardson!

Published by admin on October 27th, 2011 - in Fundraising

Downtown Stewardson will be decked out for the holidays thanks to a donation from the Community Organization Working for Stewardson. At a recent meeting, the group awarded $3,000 toward the purchase of new Christmas decorations to grace the street lights along Main Street.

But this is just the beginning of the project. At almost $500 per light, the $3,000 donation will only purchase 6 lights. A few local businesses have answered the call and have pledged to purchase lights to decorate street lights in front of their businesses. You, too, can help. If your business would like to donate to the cause, please contact Kris Renshaw. Individual donations will also be gratefully accepted. Struggling for Christmas ideas? C.O.W.S will send a note that records a contribution has been made in honor of a loved one.

Help brighten Stewardson for the Christmas holidays!

Stewardson’s Haunted Barn & Trail To Frighten Once Again

What Secrets Will the Gypsy Reveal? You can find out on October 21-22 and Oct 28-29! Prepare to scream as you’re guided through the woods and barns haunted by gypsies past. Guided tours will be conducted on Fridays from 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:45 pm – 11:00 pm. Admission $7.00 per person. Fast Passes will be available for an additional $5.00. Refreshments will be served at the Road Kill Cafe.

This year’s haunted attraction consists of 2 barns and a wooded trail. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, gypsies were known to jump the train and cause havoc wherever they went. Their spirits still haunt the area. Things you might see… Madam Zoyla will be there to predict your future and to have a séance with your group. The famous big footed beast is known for hanging out in these woods. The “Psycho Farmer” will be back trying to get gypsies off his land this time. This year’s attraction is newly located 4.3 miles south of Stewardson on Route 32. Follow the signs for parking and take a short walk to the ticket booth and attraction.

The Haunted Barn and Trail has been organized by the Community Organization Working for Stewardson. This is a dedicated group of citizens from the community of Stewardson who has developed a strategic vision for the community and its future economic development. All proceeds from the Haunted Barn and Trail will go towards obtaining these goals.

Prepare to be frightened!

1st Annual Holiday Vendor Open House

Published by tvonderheide on October 6th, 2011 - in Uncategorized

Title: 1st Annual Holiday Vendor Open House
Location: Stewardson Community Building
Description: Come see what local vendors have to offer and start your holiday shopping.
Admision is free
Free refreshments provided
There will be door prizes at every booth

Vendors include: Rachel Webb – Scentsy
April Hudson – Cookie Lee Jewelry
Valerie Rentfro – Avon
Tastefully Simple – Allison Vonderheide
Purses from Mane Design Salon
Hair Bows by Rhonda Kull
Thirty-One Gifts – Angie Probst
Mary kay – Kyla Montgomery
Customizable Bean Bag Boards, Tutu’s, Flip Flops, Wooden Signs and more by Angie Edwards
Pampered Chef – Casey Overbeck
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and Hand Painted Ornaments by Sharon Grieco
Little Foot Flowers and Such – Crystal Ault
Remember It Forever Photography – Crystal Ault
Remeber It Forever Photography – Crystal Ault
Hand-tied Fleece Blankets by CJ’s Blankets – Cathy Montgomery

Start Time: 05:00 pm
Date: 2011-11-04
End Time: 09:00 pm

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