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Sangamon County Fair Announces 5K Race

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 12:00 am

Sangamon County Fair Announces 5K Race Saturday, June 13, 2015 in New Berlin

 

The Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant announces the 1st

Annual Sangamon County Fair 5K race. The race will take place in New Berlin at the

Sangamon County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 13th (the Saturday before the fair.)

Cost is $25 per person or $30 after June 1st, 2015. Registration is also available the day of the race. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

For more information and to pay online, visit www.sangcofair.com.

Registration and check-in is 6:30-7:45am at the Gazebo at the front of the fairgrounds with the race beginning at 8am. Numbers will be provided at registration. The 2015

Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant contestants will be volunteering during the race.

The winner receives two Big Ticket passes to the concert of their choice at the fair (includes fair entry.) The 2nd and 3rd place runners will receive a free pass to the fair.

Proceeds benefit the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant scholarship.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 in New Berlin

New Berlin, Illinois: The Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant announces the 1st

Annual Sangamon County Fair 5K race. The race will take place in New Berlin at the

Sangamon County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 13th (the Saturday before the fair.)

Cost is $25 per person or $30 after June 1st, 2015. Registration is also available the day of the race. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

For more information and to pay online, visit www.sangcofair.com.

Registration and check-in is 6:30-7:45am at the Gazebo at the front of the fairgrounds with the race beginning at 8am. Numbers will be provided at registration. The 2015

Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant contestants will be volunteering during the race.

The winner receives two Big Ticket passes to the concert of their choice at the fair (includes fair entry.) The 2nd and 3rd place runners will receive a free pass to the fair.

Proceeds benefit the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant scholarship.

Fatherless Day Blood Drive

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
at Springfield Red Cross
1045 Outer Park Drive

Illinois Fathers will be hosting the Fatherless Day Blood Drive on Friday June 19th at the Springfield Red Cross facility located at 1045 Outer Park Dr.

The Blood Drive will run from 8 am until 4:30 pm and all Illinois Fathers Donors will receive an Illinois Fathers T-shirt or bumper sticker.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE AND AMERICAN LEGION OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR SUMMER YOUTH POLICE PROGRAM

Sunday, June 21st 2015 - 12:00 am

43rd Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp Accepting Teen Participants

The Illinois State Police (ISP) and the American Legion announced plans for the 43rd Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp (ALYPC) at the Illinois State Police Academy located in Springfield, Illinois, from June 21-26, 2015.

Dozens of aspiring teens from across Illinois will discover career opportunities through training with police and military. The primary purpose of the ALYPC is to establish an interactive and positive relationship between Illinois teens and law enforcement officers. The week-long residency camp is structured to promote educational and learning opportunities for youth ages 14-16 in the areas of law enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity, personal development, physical fitness and social and interpersonal skills.

American Legion volunteers and ISP Troopers are assigned to manage the program and serve as instructors and mentors. Many of the Legion and ISP volunteers are former graduates of the program.

“The American Legion Youth Camp is an excellent opportunity for teens to get the true experience of how to work as a team through the expert leadership, structure, motivation and mentorship from the Illinois State Police Cadre and the Army National Guard Counterdrug Team,” said Master Sergeant Steven Starks of the Illinois National Guard. “All teenagers, whether from the inner cities or the rural communities, will come together and experience the Mobile Ropes Team Building Course to improve self-discipline, self-confidence, decision making and critical thinking. Teens will accept the Challenge and the Parents will definitely see a change.”

The ALYPC Cadets will be honored at a graduation ceremony on June 26, and will receive a graduation certificate. The American Legion will accept applications until noon, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Teenagers 14-16 are encouraged to apply and attend the 2015 ALYPC for an enriching experience.

For more information, please contact Ron Payne at 217-370-0638, or ISP Special Agent Jarran Riley at 618-606-0411. Camp applications are available online at the following web address:

http://illegion.org/forms/2015%20Youth%20Police%20Brochure.pdf

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Champions for Children Fundraiser

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:00 am

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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Heads Up Group

Sunday, June 28th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 S. Grand Ave., West

Support group for those who have had a head injury. For more information contact Dave at Springfield Center for Independent Living, 217 523-2587 v/tty

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Personal Assistant Employers Group

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
at Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 S. Grand Ave., West

Support group for those with a disability that hire personal assistants. For more information contact Bradley at Springfield Center for Independent Living, 217 523-2587 v/tty

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Memorial SportsCare Biathlon Brigade

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

Memorial SportsCare Biathlon Brigade

Memorial SportsCare athletic trainers created a special 12-week biathlon training program. The training program is designed for beginners, but can be adapted for those who have participated in the biathlon previously

You’ll get a day-by-day training guide to get you ready for the Biathlon in September. We’ll meet twice a week to go over any questions or training issues you might experience. We’ll talk about how to stay motivated and what to do if you lose it! We’ll also go over nutrition and race day strategies. Then, we’ll do that day’s workout – together

The Brigade meets every Wednesday and Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 18.

Visit MemorialSportsCare.com/BiathlonBrigade for info or to register.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave., Springfield

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