The start of the new school year is only four weeks away for Danville District 118 students who attend school on the traditional calendar. But while there is much work remains to be done on construction projects at East Park Elementary and Danville High School, Superintendent Mark Denman is confident the work will get done.
Denman discussed the projects on WDAN’s Newsmakers program today (Monday), and noted that much of the work has been done on local schools while classes were in session….
Superintendant Denman says improvements East Park are very similar to those that were made earlier at South View and North Ridge Middle Schools. He adds the City of Danville is using tax increment financing money to help make improvements around Danville High School…..
A new handicapped accessible parking area is also being built along the east side of Jackson Street, just southwest of the school.
Superintendent Denman noted on the program that the School District has been working closely with the City of Danville to improve the DHS Campus. He also pointed to earlier improvements, including the Wayland-Young Athletic Facility at Danville High School, and the acquisition and demolition of some homes near the high school.
[These photos show the massive amount of construction work that is still underway around both East Park Elementary School in the top two pictures, and Danville High School in the bottom two. The second photo from top shows the new cafeteria area that is being added at East Park. The third photo shows construction workers busy at Danville High School on Monday. They were working in the area where Jackson has been narrowed to a single lane as part of the safety improvements being made.]
[This photo shows the progress being made on an environmentally green multi-purpose area southeast of Danville High School. The area will be able to be used for parking or such things as marching band practice once completed. A new drainage system was included as part of the project. The City of Danville earlier received a $750-thousand dollar federal grant to help with some of the improvements. The money is being channeled through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to the City of Danville's Midtown Tax Increment Financing District.]
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Mt Vernon UMC Easter Day Activities
The Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church (Champaign) is opening their Easter day activities to the community. All are welcome to a free, full breakfast beginning at 9:00 A.M., followed by an Easter egg hunt for children at 9:45. The service celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will begin at 10:30 A.M. This country church is located at 2201 CR 900 East, Champaign. To reach the church, drive north on Mattis road out of Champaign three miles past Olympian Drive, turn left at the church sign (CR 2200 north) and drive one mile to the church. Call the Rev. Dr. L. Rachel Berry, 217-359-0196, for more information.
Illiana Alzheimer's Conference.
Caring for someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease can present daily challenges. That’s why the Illiana Alzheimer’s Alliance (IAA) of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation is hosting a day-long conference for caregivers entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease Challenges & Choices,” on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The conference will be held at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, IN. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Illinois time. The conference is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and includes lunch. Cost is $30 for caregivers/CNAs/public; $80 for professionals (includes CEUs), and $30 for students with ID. For more information or to register, contact Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation, 551 North Logan Avenue, Danville, IL 61832, 217.442.6583.
Registration deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014. Seating is limited.
2nd Annual South View Family Council Entertainment and Shopping Extravaganza
The second annual South View Family Council Entertainment and Shopping Extravaganza will be taking place on Monday, April 21st from 5-7:30 in the South View Cafetorium. There will be vendors, raffle items, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds raised will benefit the South View Music Department as well as the general fund that helps all South View students.
Clean Up Day for Seniors 60 and over
Seniors age 60 and over in the Georgetown, Indianola, Sidell and Allerton areas can take advantage of free help around the house and yard on Saturday, April 26. Faith in Action South and the Jamaica Flatlanders 4-H Club are pairing up to offer a Chore Day for seniors April 26 from 9 am – 3 pm. Club members can wash windows, clean out flower beds, sweep out garages, pick up sticks or help with other spring cleaning jobs. Call Faith in Action South at 217.267.2752 by Wednesday, April 23 to sign up. Homeowners are asked to provide their own cleaning supplies. Faith in Action South is an outreach ministry of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation.
Danville Care Center Blood Drive
Friday, April 25 from 11 am – 3 pm in the cafeteria. To make an appointment, contact Nancy Burris at 217-443-2977 or email@example.com.
Benefit Concert for Dylan Lyons
Benefit Concert for Dylan Lyons on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the David S Palmer Arena, Danville. Doors open at 5 pm. bands start at 5:30 pm. Tickets $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Age 15 and under free when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets available at the Palmer Arena Box Office. Entertainment = X-Krush, 90s Daughter, Feuding Hillbillys, Heel Dragger, Upshot, Johnnie Mae, James Jones Trio, John Jansky. Silent auctions; 50/50; Dylan t-shirts and bracelets.
Interested in being a vendor? Call 339-526-9011.
Covington United Methodist Women to Hold Annual Rummage Sale
Covington United Methodist Women's annual rummage sale will take place Saturday, April 26, from 8 am - 1 pm EST at the church, 419 Washington St, Covington. Clothing for adults and children, small appliances, glassware, toys, crafts and miscellaneous. Proceeds will help the United Methodist Women support various local, national and world mission projects. For additional information, please contact Fauneil Bever @ 765-793-3016 or Jane Moore @ 765-366-1302.
Join us as we assist Marcy (Partin) McCarty in “Kicking Cancer’s Butt”. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4pm til whenever. Sarge’s Tap, 409 E Main St, Danville. Karaoke, Auction, Food, Games, Picture Booth, and 50/50 Raffle. If you are unable to attend and would like to donate, an account has been set up at Midwest America Federal Credit Union (210 N Gilbert St) in the name of Monica Wisecup. Any amount you feel you can contribute is appreciated. Thank you in advance - Prayers are also appreciated.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
An All-you-can-eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast to benefit the Hoopeston Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 6 am - 11:30 am at the Hoopeston American Legion, 502 E. Penn St. in Hoopeston. Carry-outs will be available. Good will offerings and/or donations of pet food, toys, cat litter, cleaning supplies, towels will be accepted. For more information call 217-283-6312.
1st Annual F.A.V.O.R. Bar Stool Open
Saturday, April 26th at 11 am. Register today at www.favorgolf.org. Registration fees are $80 per team; 4 people per team. All proceeds go to local charities. Locations: Elks #332, American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, Masonic Center, K of C, Gao Grotto. MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD TO PLAY.
YMCA's Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, April 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Danville Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, safety demonstrations, and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. For more information, visit www.danvilleymca.org