Be a part of Small Business Saturday
The Chester Chamber of Commerce and River City Renewal are once again urging the community to shop and dine locally this coming holiday season.
If your business has any special promotions that you would like to share for the “Little Saturday Shopping” on November 27th or at any time in the next few weeks, please let the Chamber of Commerce office know.
The office will help you publicize upcoming specials or promotions.
The Rotary Club hosts a fried chicken dinner
The Chester Rotary Club will be holding their Fried Chicken Dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 12 at the Chester Knights of Columbus Hall. Dinner is buffet style with unlimited fried chicken, sides and desserts. Drinks can be ordered at the bar.
The cost is $ 11 for adults, $ 5 for children under 10, free for children 5 and under. Take-out or take-out will be available.
Proceeds will go to the Rotary scholarship fund.
Trail Company Hikers Head to Cove Hollow
The River-to-River Trail Society will be hosting a fall hike on Saturday, November 13 at Pope County’s Cove Hollow, sometimes known to climbers as “the promised land.”
This free hike will last between five and six miles of moderate difficulty, but hiking poles and boots or sturdy shoes are highly recommended.
Hikers are expected to meet at 10 a.m. at the East Trigg Trailhead parking lot on the west side of Trigg Tower Road, about a mile north of Trigg Tower and about four miles northeast of Simpson, Illinois. Bring your own water and a snack. No dogs, please.
For more information or for instructions, call (618) 841-4851.
Happy Birthday, Marine Corps!
The Randolph County Marine Corps League, Detachment 575, celebrates the Marine Corps’ 246th birthday on Wednesday Nov. 10 at the Chester Country Club. All Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Chaplains are welcome to attend.
The event begins with a cocktail at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6.30 p.m.
The league will honor the oldest sailor and the youngest sailor in attendance. There will be an auction; participants can bring an item up for auction if they wish.
Participation is free; there is no charge for cakes and food, but there is a cash bar.
Elks Free Orthopedic Clinic for Children
The South District Elks Lodges and the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation are sponsoring a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 19 at Marshall Browning Hospital, 900 N. Washington St., Du Quoin. Dr Alan Froehling of Mount Vernon will see the patients; appointments are required. Register at (800) 272-0074. The Elks will provide financial assistance to children in need of additional treatment or specialized equipment when the family does not have sufficient resources to do so.