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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YMCA Class Registration
The Danville Family YMCA is accepting registration for 6 week session classes. These classes include yoga, pilates, Tae-kwon-do, introductory boxing, and new to the YMCA, small group personal training. Both members and non-members may currently register at www.danvilleymca.org.
Christmas in July
Christmas in July. New and “like new” decorations and gift items. Saturday, July 26; 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch 11 am to 2 pm. Trinity United Church of Christ, 311 E Moses Ave, Westville.
YMCA Swim Classes
The Danville Family YMCA is offering a variety of swim classes for all ages. Each session is 6 weeks long with one class per week. Some of our classes include: Parent / Child classes; Preschool level classes; School age classes; Private and semi-private lessons. Sign up begins July 14 at the YMCA or online at www.danvilleymca.org.
VBS at Crossroad Christian Church
Crossroads Christian Church, 3613 N Vermilion St, will be having it’s VBS “SHINE – Crowns of Heaven”, August 3 – 8 from 6:00 – 8:15 pm. Ages are Pre-K through Grade 5. Please call Brian Carpenter or Kathy Robinson at 217-443-4323 with any questions.
Bismarck Women's Club will be having a basket raffle in conjunction with the Bismarck Lions Club Fish Fry, Saturday, August 2 at Bismarck High School from 3:30p - 7:30p. Tickets may be purchased; $1 for one ticket or 6 tickets for $5. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards community projects and scholarships.
Adult Flag Football Tournament
The YMCA is now accepting applications from men and women ages 18 and up for its Adult Flag Football Tournament which runs August 8 and 9. The cost to participate in the tournament is $250 per team. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Registration is open until August 6 at the Danville Family YMCA or online at www.danvilleymca.org.
Cheeseburgers and Fun
2014 Cheeseburgers and Fun: Saturday, August 9 at the Bunker Hill Historic Area at Kennekuk County Park, sponsored by the Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation. Free admission for a day of music, the annual Bunker Hill Run, sponsored by five area car and tractor clubs, food vendors and the VCCD Foundation Cheeseburgers beginning at 4 pm. For details visit www.VCCDFoundation.org.
East Park Church of Christ VBS
East Park Church of Christ presents “Biblebook Friends”. Super Saturday VBS – Saturday, August 16, 2014 9am – 1pm. All kids ages 3 thru Grade 5 welcome! East Park Church of Christ, 1224 E Voorhees in Danville 442-2386.
The Village Of Muncie, IL will hold their Village Garage Sale date on Saturday, August 16th beginning at 8am.
New Information for Downtown Danville Farmer's Market
The 2014 Downtown Danville Farmers’ Market will be every Tuesday and Saturday, beginning May 17, 2014, through Oct. 4, 2014; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Danville Public Library through a partnership between the library and Downtown Danville, Inc.
DDI is the contact for any additional information, and forms and guidelines can be downloaded at www.downtowndanville.org.
Sookarry Adoption Fundraiser
Sponsor a puzzle piece for $10 and be entered into our raffle for 30 fabulous prizes! Every prize has a value of $20 or higher. Top Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250; Third Prize: $100; Fourth Prize: $50. Lots of other great prizes including original artwork by local artists, gift certificates from local businesses and handmade silver and gold jewelry by Liz Sookarry. Puzzle pieces may be purchased from the Country Store Health Foods, 3618 N Vermilion St, Danville. Please contact Liz Sookarry at 217-799-7480 for more information.