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Monday memos

Subaru donation
aids Wish Bone

NORMAL — Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has received $3,381 from Bloomington/Normal Auto Mall, part of Leader Automotive Group, from the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event. IPCF is donating the $3,381 to Wish Bone Canine Rescue.

“Wish Bone Canine Rescue helps more than 500 dogs find new homes each year, enriching the lives of the dogs, but also the families who adopt them,” said IPCF Director Greg Meyer. “Subaru as a brand is very supportive of animal rescue programs.”

Homes for Dogs
project set Sept. 28

BLOOMINGTON — The Homes for Dogs Project of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group and animal shelters throughout the Midwest will be Sept. 28-29. Each Coldwell Banker office in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and 1,700 agents are participating in 40 local adoption events.

The local event will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 N. Kays Drive, Normal.

Growmark garden
helps food bank

BLOOMINGTON — The GROWing Garden just outside Growmark Inc. headquarters has donated 60 pounds of fresh produce to Midwest Food Bank, with more expected in the coming weeks.

The garden contains several varieties of tomatoes, kale, Swiss chard, turnips, radishes, peas, peppers, squash, onions, carrots, green beans and kohlrabi. The garden is part of the Green Team initiative, which focuses on environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives.

Ribbons remember
victims of overdose

BLOOMINGTON — Thirty silver ribbons have been placed in the planter in front of the Law & Justice Center in remembrance of 30 McLean County residents who died from drug overdose in 2018.

International Overdose Awareness Day was Aug. 31.

Cycling tour to
benefit kids

BLOOMINGTON — Cyclingforkids Inc. will host a Stop the Cycle of Abuse bike ride Sept. 20-22 in McLean County.

The non-competitive cycling tour and camping event consists of three, 60-mile loops. Participants can ride one, two or three days.

Each cyclist is required to raise money, with proceeds benefiting Children's Home & Aid and McLean County Child Protection Network.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. Sept. 20 and the tour begins at 8:30 a.m. The event begins and ends at David Davis Mansion, 1000 E. Monroe St., Bloomington. On Sept. 21, the tour will conclude with live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Register at Cyclingforkids.net.

Immanuel event
planned Dec. 7

NORMAL — Immanuel Bible Foundation’s Women’s Christmas Celebration will be 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington. The event includes a message from Carol Kent, music, food and fellowship.

Tickets are $25 and will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at Immanuel Bible Foundation at Broadview Mansion, 1301 S. Fell Ave., Normal. Online ticket orders will begin Oct. 8 at www.ibfoundation.org or call 309-452-6710.

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