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ONGOINGVolunteers Needed for Tri-County MRC Community Survival Garden ProjectsTri-County Medical Reserve Corps, serving Mercer, Henderson, and Warren Counties, received notice of approval for a $15,000 grant to construct two community survival gardens, 10 potted gardens, and to provide education to the public on sustainable food sources. Tri-County MRC is based at Mercer County Health Department, and they are excited to have received a third Challenge Grant, planning to begin construction of the gardens early this spring. Community members are encouraged to volunteer for the Tri-County Medical Reserve Corps or to assist with the garden projects. To volunteer or to find out more, call Mercer County Health Department at 309-582-3759.
ONGOINGMercer County High School Track and Field Renovation - Donation/Gift Link Just click on this link:
Project Donation Forms and Information
NOWMyCoke Rewards Benefit Mercer Carnegie LibraryWhen you purchase Coke Products, you can also help your local Mercer Carnegie Library through the MyCoke Rewards program. Write down your code or bring your bottle cap, tear-off tab, or wrapper to the library where the product code will be entered to earn points to get magazine subscriptions for the Library. For more information, visit them at 200 North College Avenue, Aledo, call 309-582-2032 or click here: Mercer Carnegie Library Online
NOWMercer County Pictorial History Books For SaleMercer County History Pictorial books are for sale at the Essley-Noble Museum (located at 1406 SE 2nd Ave., Aledo) during regular hours. Proceeds benefit Essley-Noble Museum. For questions, call Twyla at 582-5585.
NOW"Little Free Libraries" Available in New BostonTwo Little Free Libraries are available for use in New Boston, which is one of the many Townships in Mercer County that is not part of, or served by, a public library district. The premise of Little Free Libraries is simple: take a book, leave a book. They are located by the downtown mailboxes and one Little Free Library will be dedicated to children's materials only. Students from New Boston Elementary School decorated the Libraries, which were installed by the city, in collaboration with Mercer Carnegie Public Library in Aledo, the Library's Friends Group, and Royal Neighbors.
NOWSpay and Neuter Certificates OfferedTo help stop the overpopulation of cats, Mercer County Animal Control is offering a limited amount of spay and neuter certificates for barn cats. For more information, call the shelter at 582-5215.
June 4 - July 17Summer Meals ProgramThe Summer Meals Program will serve meals, Mon. - Fri., June 4 - July 17, at the Intermediate School in Aledo, and New Boston Elementary School in New Boston. Breakfast will be served from 8 - 8:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12 - 12:30 p.m. There will be no meals on July 3rd. The meals are free of charge to anyone 1 – 18 years of age. The local contact person is Kay Hedrick, Coordinator or Mercer County, 309-299-7309.
June 8 - July 1
Register by May 30th
Mercer Carnegie Library Summer Reading ProgramJune 8 - July 1, Mercer Carnegie Library invites all ages to take part in the reading program. Participants will read five books out of eight categories at their reading level during the program to be eligible for reading prizes. To be eligible for reading program prizes, participants must register at the library by May 30th. For more information, call 309-582-2032.
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June 30
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) ScreeningThe Mercer County Health Department will be offering free PSA screening for all men age 40 and over until June 30, 2015. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is produced by the prostate gland and normally occurs in the blood of all men. A simple blood test is used to detect PSA levels. Please contact Shawna Weeks at 309-582-3759 for more information or to set up an appointment. Funding provided by the Illinois Prostate and Testicular Cancer Education and Awareness Grant, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Mercer County Health Department.
June 11 - Oct. 8Farmer's MarketThere will be a Farmer's Market on Thursdays, in Aledo's Central Park, June 11 - Oct. 8th, from 4 to 6 p.m.
May 23Fans in the Stands for Relay for Life pork chop salesThe Fans in the Stands Relay for Life team will be selling pork chop sandwiches at Mercer Market on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 .M. - 1 P.M.
May 25Peniel Memorial Day ServiceThe Peniel Memorial Day Service will be held on Mon , May 25, at 10 a.m. at Peniel Cemetery located between Aledo and Joy. Pastor Ann Elyse Hicks from College Avenue Presbyterian Church will be the speaker. Mrs. Susie Kenny and her students from the Mercer County School District will provide special music. Zane Sackville will pay TAPS. The public is encouraged to bring flowers to decorate the graves of veterans.
May 25Memorial Day Events in AledoOn Mon., May 25th (Memorial Day), the parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Northside School to Central Park. A service to honor fallen vets will follow the parade at 11 a.m., at Central Park. The speaker will be Pastor Daren Dietmeier, Chaplin for American Legion Post 121, and Casey Celske as honorary bell ringer. A lunch consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and sides will be served until 2 p.m. at the Legion Post 121, Hwy 17, following the Memorial Day Service. The cost for the meal is by free will donation. There will be a 95th birthday celebration and dedication of the armed service branch memorial. There will also be a photo presentation honoring veterans of all eras. Please submit photos any time for this presentation. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Hess at Adonai Community Support Services at 309 582-2277 or email adonaicounselingservices@gmail.com.
May 25Memorial Day Services at Union ChurchMemorial Day Services will be held at the Union Church at the Eliza Creek Cemetery on Mon., May 25th, at 1:30 p.m. The speaker for the service will be Rev. Mark Harris of the Aledo United Methodist Church.
May 25Milan American Legion Memorial Day ServiceLt. Col. Steve Moser, a First Army Chaplin recently assigned to the Rock Island Arsenal, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day service at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25, at the Milan American Legion, 515 W. 1st Ave., Milan. The Legion's annual service involves the laying of a wreath at the base of the monument on the lawn, plus a rifle salute by the Legion post's Honor Guard. All community residents, veterans and active military personnel are invited to attend. Following the service, a light lunch will be served in the post meeting hall. Contact the Milan Legion at 309-787-4149 for additional information.
May 28Viola Senior PotluckThe Viola Senior Potluck will be, Thursday, May 28th, at 12:00 (noon), at the Viola Community Center.
May 28Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., May 28th, at 7 p.m., Big River Brass Band will perform at the Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
May 28Mercer County Quilters' GuildOn Thurs., May 28th, Mercer County Quilters’ Guild will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the annual summer guild picnic. The members are asked to bring finger foods to share. The officers will provide tableware and drinks. Hostesses are Carol Schmidt and Kathryn Bredburg. We will be meeting at Quilters’ Clubhouse at 2004 SE 3rd Street, Aledo.
May 28Lifetree Cafe'Lifetree Café is open from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening in the fireside room at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 606 S.E. 3rd St., Aledo. Lifetree Café is an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul, with a different topic and video each week. On Thurs., May 28th, the topic will be “How To Pay Attention, Tips from psychologist with ADHA.” Lifetree Café is free and open to all. For more information, call Deb at 309-371-4712.
May 29Fundraiser Lunch for Cole PetersonOn Fri., May 29th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a fundraiser lunch for Cole Peterson at Brookstone of Aledo. The cost is by donation and they will serve spaghetti, garlic bread, tossed salad and cookie. You may dine in, drive up, or have delivery in Aledo only. Cole Peterson is 18 years old, and was seriously injured in an accident on April 3. The accident resulted in the amputation of his lower left leg and multiple injuries. Cole was a member of the Mercer County Golden Eagles football team. The funds will be used to help Cole and his family with medical expenses.
May 30Mercer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue FundraiserOn Sat., May 30th, join The Trailbusters & Miss Teen Illinois International Cheyenne Prowant for the 3rd annual Mercer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Fundraiser, at The Nelsons Barn, 1280 115th Ave., Joy. The trail ride will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon and auction by Ron Dillavou, auctioneer. The event is open to the public. All donations and proceeds will go to the Mercer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team. For information or donations, call 309-236-2504.
MayFree Blood Pressure ScreeningWestern Illinois Home Health Care is offering free blood pressure screenings at the following Mercer County locations:
May 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Aledo - Vashti Village
May 27, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Aledo - Brookstone of Aledo
May 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Aledo - Senior Center
May 28, 5 - 6 p.m. - New Boston - Community Center
June 4Lifetree Cafe'Lifetree Café is open from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening in the fireside room at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 606 S.E. 3rd St., Aledo. Lifetree Café is an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul, with a different topic and video each week. On Thurs., June 4, the topic will be “Low-Cost, No-Cost Adventures, And enrich your relationships along the way.” Lifetree Café is free and open to all. For more information, call Deb at 309-371-4712.
June 5 & 6 24th Annual Rhubarb FestivalThe 24th Annual Rhubarb Festival and Central Park Market will be held on June 5th and 6th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 5 & 6Aledo Methodist Women Rhubarb Fest LuncheonThe Aledo United Methodist Women will serve a delicious "sit-down" homemade luncheon at the church, 301 N. College Ave., Aledo, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on both Fri. and Sat., June 5th and 6th, during Rhubarb Fest. The dining room is handicap accessible and air conditioned. There will be a choice of chicken salad or ham sandwich, potato salad or chips, plus fresh fruit, homemade pie and drink. For children 10 and under, the menu will include a choice of hot dog or ham sandwich, chips, fresh fruit, cookie and juice. The cost is a donation of $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carry out and delivery to homes and businesses in Aledo will be available by calling 582-2169 on the day of the event. Advance order forms can be found online at www.myaledoumc.com. There will also be bus service to and from the luncheon from the bus stop in downtown Aledo.
June 5 & 6Aledo Central Park Band Shell During Rhubarb FestivalWatch for all kinds of entertainment taking place at the Aledo Central Park Band Shell during Rhubarb Festival.
June 7Tri-County Red Devils Baseball Golf Outing Fundraiser The Tri-County Red Devils Baseball Golf Outing Fundraiser will be Sun., June 7th, at Frye Lake Golf Club, 1057 Fairway Lane, Sherrard. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team (includes cart). Morning flight will begin at 8 a.m., afternoon flight will begin at 2 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes before tee times. A meal will be provided at Covered Bridge Park after morning flight and before afternoon flight. There will be special raffle drawings and prizes after each flight at Covered Bridge Park Pavilion. For more information, contact Brett Williams at 309-373-5570 or bkwilliams3@yahoo.com, or Chad Minch at 563-529-2434 or cnc1996@hotmail.com.
June 8Mercer Carnegie Library Furry Friends Petting ZooOn Mon., June 8th, at 10 a.m., Mercer Carnegie Library will have Furry Friends Petting Zoo at 200 North College Avenue, Aledo. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required to attend. For more information, call 309-582-2032.
June 11Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., June 11th, at 6 p.m., Myrna Rae Dancers will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
June 12Cinema @ Central On Fri., June 12th, Cinema @ Central Park in Aledo, begins at dusk. More information to follow.
June 13Bullseye RunThe Bullseye Run (targeting cancer) will be Sat., June 13. Sign up from 9 - 10 a.m., beginning at The Office, 305 3rd Street in Sherrard. Last bike/auto in at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per driver, $5 for each additional passenger. Kitchen opens from 5 - 8 p.m., entertainment to follow at The Office.
June 14Flag Retirement Ceremony at American Legion Post 121On Sun., June 14th, there will be a flag retirement ceremony to properly dispose of the American flag. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., at the American Legion Post 121, Hwy 17, Aledo.
June 18Mercer Carnegie Library Magic ShowOn Thurs., June 18th, at 10 a.m., Mercer Carnegie Library will have a Magic Show, at 200 North College Avenue, Aledo. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required to attend. For more information, call 309-582-2032.
June 18Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., June 18th, at 7 p.m., The Don't Be Brothers Irish Band will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
June 25Mercer Carnegie Music WorksOn Thurs., June 25th, at 3 p.m., Mercer Carnegie Library will have Music Works, at 200 North College Avenue, Aledo. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required to attend. For more information, call 309-582-2032.
June 25Aledo Central Park Bank ShellOn Thurs., June 25th, at 7 p.m., Mercer County Community Band will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
June 272015 Relay for LifeThis year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mercer County will be held from noon to midnight on Sat., June 27th, at Central Park in Aledo. For more information on Relay For Life, contact Mary Flint at 309-582-7615. Also, please “like” them on Facebook at “Relay for Life of Mercer County, IL” to make sure you stay up to date on all of the exciting things happening at this year’s Relay for Life.
June 27NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) Reynolds FestThe NWTF Reynolds Fest will be Sat., June 27th, at the American Legion in Reynolds. The parade will begin at 9 a.m., vendor show 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Mr. Tingle Band will play from 6 - 10 p.m. There will be an antique car and tractor show, kid's area with bounce houses and BB gun shooting range, food vendors, bake sale, beer garden and more. For more information, contact Jim Saddoris at 309-5159, or Jamie Hollins at 309-781-3849.
June 272nd Annual All Vehicle Fun RunThe 2nd Annual All Vehicle Fun Run will be on Sat., June 27th, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The event will begin at Jeronimo's Bar in Reynolds and ends at Reynolds American Legion. (Last bike out at 11 a.m., return by 5 p.m.) The cost is $10 per person. There will be 4 stops, plus a bonus stop, silent auction and raffles (at the legion). For more information, contact Jim Saddoris at 309-738-5159, or Jamie Hollins at 309-781-3849.
June 28Cole Peterson BenefitThere will be a benefit for Cole Peterson on Sun., June 28th, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW in Aledo. Cole was in a vehicle accident in April, and had his lower left leg amputated. Food will be served and the event will feature raffle drawings, silent auction items, and a bake sale. All funds raised will be used to offset Cole's medical expenses (prostheses), medical bills, and daily travels to and from physical therapy. Anyone interested in donating silent auction items or baked goods may contact Nikki Taylor at 309-371-7037 or Vicki Bluedorn at 309-798-2464. Orders for T-shirts and wrist bands with the logo "One Day at a Time" are available by contacting Traci Yates at 309-221-8251. Donation accounts are set up at Bank Orion and online at www.gofundme.com/sg8mfm4. Cole is a 2014 graduate of Mercer County High School.
JuneFree Blood Pressure ScreeningWestern Illinois Home Health Care is offering free blood pressure screenings at the following Mercer County locations:
June 3, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Keithsburg - Village Green Apartments
June 3, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Seaton - Wheeler's Cafe'
June 17, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Aledo - YMCA
June 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Reynolds - American Legion Post 1166
June 18, 4:30 - 5:50 p.m. - Aledo - Vashti Village
June 24, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Aledo - Brookstone of Aledo
June 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Aledo - Senior Center
June 25, 5 - 6 p.m. - New Boston - Community Center
July 1Mercer Carnegie Mad Mixture Science ProgramOn Wed., July 1, at 10 a.m., Mercer Carnegie Library will have Mad Mixture Science Program, at 200 North College Avenue, Aledo. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required to attend. For more information, call 309-582-2032.
July 4Dr. Ford Frog Race, Ole Fashioned 4th of July & FireworksMore details at a later date.
July 4Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Sat., July 4th, at noon there will be Music In the Park, by Mercer County Community Band, at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
July 23Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., July 23rd, at 7 p.m., Maggie Terrill will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
July 24Cinema @ CentralOn Fri., July 24th, Cinema @ Central Park in Aledo, begins at dusk. More information to follow.
July 27 - 302nd Annual Youth Basketball Academy to Support Erika Kate Hope AllianceThe 2nd Annual Youth Basketball Academy to support the Erika Kate Hope Alliance will be July 27 - 30. Early registration fee is available until May 1st. Jamie Young, an assistant coach for the 17- Time NBA Champion Boston Celtics will be the host. He will be joined by an experienced staff of girls and boys basketball coaches from across the country. The mission of the academy is to further develop the fundamental skills of basketball while focusing on core values to build character on and off the court.
Times: 9 a.m. - noon (boys and girls entering 2nd - 5th grades), 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (boys and girls entering 6th - 8th grades)
Fees: $75 before May 1, $100 after May 1
Location: PepsiCo Center, Augustana College, 1025 30th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
For more information, contact Tanya Marx at 309-798-7925 or Tanya.Marx@erikakate.org. Registration is now available at http://dellitt4th.wix.com/younghopebasketball
July 30Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., July 30th, at 7 p.m., Nearly Elvis (Elvis Impersonator) will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
Aug. 1Patriot Prom at Mercer County VFWAll adults age 21 and older are invited to the Patriot Prom on Sat., Aug. 1st, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW. The evening will include a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, King and Queen and a photographer. Dress up and bring your date. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling Danise Lenz at 309-337-5819; Lori Maynard at 309-314-5302; or Reshea Lawson at 309-373-2404. Proceeds will go towards the Veteran’s Recognition Celebration that will be held at the Milan Camden Centre on Oct. 25th.
Aug. 6Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., Aug. 6th, at 7 p.m., The Terrill Sisters will perform at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
Aug. 13Aledo Central Park Band ShellOn Thurs., Aug. 13th, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a YMCA Christian Concert at Aledo Central Park Band Shell.
Aug. 14Cinema @ CentralOn Fri., Aug. 14th, Cinema @ Central Park in Aledo, begins at dusk. More information to follow.
Aug. 2929th Annual Antiques DaysMore details to follow.
Aug. 29Aledo Central Park Band ShellWatch for all kinds of entertainment in the Band Shell during Antique Days, Sat., Aug. 29.
Sept. 12Mercer County Remembrance RideThe 2nd annual Mercer County Remembrance Ride will be on Sat., Sept. 12th. Sign up from 9 - 10 a.m. at Seaton Fire Department. Motorcycles and autos welcomed. The cost is $15 per driver, $5 for each additional passenger. For t-shirt sales and updated information, go to Facebook at Mercer County 9-11 Remembrance Ride. The ride is approximately 100 miles with several stops. Donation dinner & entertainment to follow at Keithsburg Fire Department.
Oct. 2Aledo Central Park Band ShellWatch for Mercer County High School Homecoming activities at the Band Shell.
Nov. 21Early Bird Holiday Open HouseMore details to follow.
Dec. 4 & 5Aledo Holly Days, Electric Parade & Santa House VisitsMore details to follow.
Year-Round, Dawn to DuskBlackthorn Hill Nature PreserveDid you know there is a nature lover's treasure located in rural Alexis? Blackthorn Hill is a 110-acre Nature Preserve that is open to the public from dawn until dusk. They offer many programs, from star-gazing to nature walks, for adults & youth. Find out more & see a calendar of events at: blackthornhill.org
Summer HoursEssley-Noble MuseumEssley-Noble Museum, 1406 SE 2nd Ave., Aledo, will observe Summer Hours, beginning April 1 thru Oct. 31: Wed., Sat., and Sun., 1 - 5 p.m. For more information, call 309-582-2280 or email: mcmuseum@frontier.com.
Every Thursday
Veterans Service Officer AvailableThe Veterans Service Officer will be in the Veterans and General Assistance Office every Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., to help with your veterans/military needs or questions. No appointments are necessary, first come-first served. The office is located in the Courthouse on the 2nd floor, west end. Call 582-2714 for more information.
***VA Service Rep will not be in the office Thurs., April 16, as he will be attending an Illinois VA Service Officer Training Seminar. ***
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Sit & SewThe Sit and Sew group will meet the first Friday of each month. Any questions, call 582-0828.
Every FridayAmerican Legion BingoAledo American Legion Post 121 Bingo is held every Friday night. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m., raffles begin at 5:30 and bingo starts at 6:30. Everyone is invited to help support the Aledo American Legion’s efforts to help support community endeavors. License number B1317.
Tuesdays & ThursdaysADONAI Coffee & Tea TimeADONAI Community Support Services, serving all veterans of all eras, offers Coffee & Tea Time every Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11 a.m. in their casual, welcoming location at 110 NW 5th Avenue, Aledo. ***Please Note: In times of school cancellations, this event is generally also cancelled. Call 309-582-2277 with questions. Regular office hours: Mon. - Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday of each monthTrinity Presbyterian Church "Bible Bunch"Area children ages kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to attend "Bible Bunch," the free after-school ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Bible Bunch is held the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:15 to 5 p.m.during the school year, and Trinity offers after-school pickup to those who are attending. For more information, call 582-5324.
Every WednesdayPreemption UM Church "Wonderful Wednesdays"The Preemption United Methodist Church invites you to "Wonderful Wednesdays" at 6 p.m. This is a free meal site for those having financial difficulties or needing companionship & fellowship, or for busy parents who need an easy night with their kids. It's also free for kids who may need some tutoring at 5:30 before supper. Everyone is invited. Children 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. For questions or more information, call 309-754-8720.
1st WednesdaySenior Center BingoMercer County Senior Center will be playing Bingo with Aledo Health & Rehab the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 137 W. Main St., Aledo. Call 582-5492 with any questions.
Mondays and Thursdays each weekModel Rail Club MeetsThe Western Illinois Model Railroad Club is looking for new members. They meet each Monday at 7 p.m. and each Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. above the old Dollar General Store on Main Street. For more information, call 582-2709.
2nd Wednesday of each monthCaregiver Support GroupCaregiver Support Group meets the Second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Mercer County Senior Center, 137 West Main Street, Aledo. Support Group facilitator is Susan Kivista, LMSW. For additional information and resources, contact Susan at 309-736-6798, ext. 6798, or toll-free at 800-798-0988. You may also contact the Senior Center at 309-582-7221 or toll free at 888-825-1050.
ThursdaysLifetree CaféLifetree Café will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening in the fireside room at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 606 S.E. 3rd St., Aledo. Lifetree Café is an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul, with a different topic and video each week. Lifetree Café is free and open to all. For more information, call Deb at 309-371-4712.
1st and 3rd Thursday of each monthElectronics and Latex Paint RecyclingDo you have electronics or latex paint that you want to get rid of safely? You may stop by Aledo City Hall on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to let them know what you have to recycle. They will then have someone meet you at the PD Garage to turn in your recyclables. Spray paints are not accepted. For more information on recycling potentially hazardous materials, contact Aledo City Hall at 582-7241.
3rd Thursday of each monthAlzheimer's Support GroupAledo Rehabilitation & Health Care in Aledo will host monthly Alzheimer's Support Group Meetings on the 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m. in the facility conference room. Contact Wendy King, 309-582-5376, with any questions.
NOWFood Pantries Available to Area ResidentsChurches of Mercer County Food Pantry, 1200 N. College Ave., Aledo
Contact: Sharon Lingafelter 309-582-7449
Servicing Mercer County, Tues. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. & Fri. 8 a.m. - 12 (noon)

New Windsor United Presbyterian Church, 412 Walnut St., New Windsor
Contact: Cindy Adams 309-667-2493
Servicing New Windsor (PALS Ministry area), 2nd Fri. each month, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Reynolds United Methodist Church
Contact: Rev. Mark Slaatte 309-428-4449
Servicing the Reynolds area

Sherrard Village Hall
Contact: Cookie Dean 309-230-6440 or Dianne Graham 309-314-3888
Servicing Sherrard, Cable, Preemption, Swedona & Boden, Tues. 2-4 p.m.

Viola UM Church, 1407 18th Ave., Viola
Contact: Tammy Noyd 309-596-2140
Servicing Mercer County, 1st Tues. 9-11 a.m. & 3rd Thurs. 1-3 p.m.

River Bend Food Bank, 309 12th St., Moline
Contact: 309-764-7434
Office: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Warehouse: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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