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Garden plot registration opens

NORMAL — Registration dates have been set for the town of Normal’s two organic community gardens.

Normal residents may register at 8:30 a.m. March 12 and non-residents at 8:30 a.m. March 14, both at the Normal Parks and Recreation office, 100 E. Phoenix Ave.

The community gardens are at One Normal Plaza, 1110 Douglas St., and at Ironwood Park, 1900 N. Linden St. Each site has a variety of plot sizes available for $15 to $35.

Garden plots are limited to one per family. Open garden plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gardeners may renew their plot from last season. Deadline for renewal is Feb. 28 at the parks and recreation office.

Gardens will be tilled and prepared by the town. Participants may begin gardening April 6. All plots must be cleared by Nov. 4.

More information and gardening rules and regulations are available at

Relief Sale hosts documentary

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale board is hosting “Is There a Lesson? 45 Years on the Anabaptist Trail with John Ruth,” a documentary by John L. Ruth of Harleysville, Pa., at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Mennonite Church of Morton.

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit Mennonite Central Committee through the Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale.

The Illinois Relief Sale is set for March 15-16 at the Interstate Center in Bloomington.

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