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Tonic Sol-Fa to perform here April 29

April 10, 2012

Tonic Sol-Fa, the award-winning a cappella singing group, will perform at the Boone Central High School Gym in Albion on Sunday evening, April 29.

The 7 p.m. perormance is sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council.

Benefit events raise $3,500 for Lily Johnson

April 3, 2012

Middle school students washed cars last Friday, March 30, at Boone Central.
Middle school students washed cars last Friday, March 30, at Boone Central.
Two benefit events, a car wash and a garage/bake sale, last week raised more than $3,500 for Lily Johnson.

Lily is a Boone Central Public School eighth grader who recently underwent liver transplant surgery.

Middle School students and teachers sponsored both events, and they are holding two additional in-school events — a raffle and a “Kiss-the-Pig” contest — during April.

Lily is now at home and planning to return to school soon.

Benefit events set for Lily Johnson

March 27, 2012

Two benefit events are coming up this week for Lily Johnson, a Boone Central eighth grader who recently underwent liver transplant surgery.

Boone Central Middle School students will be sponsoring a car wash on Friday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Boone Central High School bus parking lot. Free will donations will be taken, and proceeds will be used to help defray medical costs for Lily.

On Saturday, March 31, a benefit garage/bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Casey Building on the Boone County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from this event, along with free will donations given there, will also help with Lily’s medical costs.

Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday

March 27, 2012

Albion Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 31, at Good Samaritan Estates – Albion.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the hunt to follow at 10 a.m.

The hunt will be conducted in similar fashion to past years, with youngsters divided into age groups and hunting in separate areas. Contact Jill Anding, 402-395-6012, for more information.

Home-Farm-Garden Show is Saturday, March 24

March 20, 2012

Final preparations have been made for the second annual Home, Farm & Garden Show this Saturday, March 24, at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Some 93 vendor booths will fill both the Boone County Event Center and the Casey Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free workshops are planned throughout the day. The event will also include door prize drawings, children’s activities, concessions and food vendor booths.

Details in the March 21 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

Cooper DeWitt benefit is Friday night

March 13, 2012

A big crowd is expected this Friday evening, March 16, for the final bidding and awarding of “Baskets of Hope” to benefit two-year-old Cooper Jack DeWitt of Albion.

Cooper, son of Justin and Jenni DeWitt, was diagnosed with leukemia in February and is undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

A total of 179 baskets had been donated to the fund-raising project as of March 12.

Final bidding will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at The J Sports Bar and Grill in Albion. The J will donate a portion of its proceeds on Frdiay to the fund drive. Basket winners will be announced starting at 8 p.m.

Albion survey results to be outlined March 8

February 28, 2012

Results from Albion’s community attitudes survey, conducted last fall, will be reviewed during a town hall meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in the Event Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

In the survey, Albion residents were asked to rate a variety of community services and facilities, both public and private.

Portions of the survey included questions specific to the downtown area, residential areas, recreational facilities, and priorities for improving the local economy.

The survey also asked residents to rate the condition of their present home and repairs needed.

A total of 130 survey responses were received.

Boone Central FFA plans FFA Week events

February 21, 2012

Boone Central FFA Chapter is planning special events throughout National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25.

Remaining events planned this week are:

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – FFA Tractor Day and Official Dress Day.

Thursday, Feb. 23 — FFA Pancake Feed at Casey Community Building, 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24 – FFA Petting Zoo/Barnyard at Ag Ed. Shop.

Upcoming FFA activities include the District CDE Contests on March 6, and the District Livestock Judging Contest on March 13 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

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