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Girl Scouts Registration

Girl Scouts will be registered Thursday, September 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Evergreen Hollow Park under Red Pavilion, 1110 Pelican St. , Effingham.

Girls from kindergarten through fifth grade will be enrolled. Older girls are also welcome. Joining costs $25. Financial assistance is available. Call Sharon at 217-500-7505 or Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois at 800-345-6858. Visit www.gsofsi.org for more information.

Social Ice Cream

The Effingham County Chamber and the Effingham Regional Growth Alliance will host the PAVE Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 18, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Effingham Event Center.

PAVE stands for Vision Promotion of Effingham County. PAVE was born through the MAPPING program led by the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs. Through five 3-hour sessions, task forces were formed in five areas: parks and recreation, housing, childcare, workforce and education, and festivals and events. Each business team will have its own table to promote its projects. Attendees can learn about each business team, join the business team, and talk about what’s happening in the community.

There will be games, prizes, live music, free ice cream and refreshments provided by Culver’s of Effingham and Pepsi MidAmerica.

This is a free family occasion. Everyone is welcome.

More information can be found on the Chamber’s website at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/events or by calling the Chamber at 217-342-4147.

Grill and Chill

Vandalia FFA is hosting a Grill & Chill restaurant open to the surrounding community from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, in the Vandalia High School baseball wing.

The event will feature live music by country music artist Jacob Cohens, as well as hamburgers, pork burgers, sausages and culinary-style side dishes.

FFA will also provide playable games such as Cornhole, Washing Machines, and Kan-Jam. Ice cream will also be available from the Green Creamery Ice Cream Truck, which serves specialty ice cream inspired by Michigan.

Habitat fish alliance banquet

The Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will hold a fundraising banquet at Sullivan VFW, located at 1132 Illinois 32, Sullivan, on October 1 to raise funds to continue improving fish habitat in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Illinois. Natural Resources in Shelbyville Lake.

The alliance has won national recognition for its innovative lake improvements. All proceeds from the banquet will go towards improvements to the fish habitat of Shelbyville Lake.

The banquet will include raffles, silent auctions, and live auctions, as well as dinner. Doors open at 4pm and dinner will be served at 5:30. Tickets are available online at https://LSFHABanquet.eventbrite.com. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold for this event. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the night of the event.

For more information about the event, contact Natural Resources Specialist Cory Donnell by phone at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, 217-774-3951 ext. 7001.