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Summer meals offered at 11 District 186 locations

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PRESS RELEASE | Eleven District 186 schools will provide meals through the Summer Food Service Program this year. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to children 18 years of age and younger at all of the participating locations. No meals will be served on July 4.

The meals are completely funded through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and are available to any child who chooses to participate. Adults may purchase meals for a nominal fee. Questions about the program should be directed to the Food Service Office at 525-3046.

Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Dubois Elementary, June 4 to August 10 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Fairview Elementary, June 4 to August 10 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Lee School, June 18 to July 11
Breakfast 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:00  – 11:30 a.m.

Feitshans Elementary, June 18 to July 11
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:15  – 12:45 p.m.

Lanphier High, June 18 to July 19 (No meals on Fridays or July 5) 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30  – 1:00 p.m.

Southeast High, June 18 to July 19 (No meals on Fridays or July 5)
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Iles Elementary, June 18 to July 27 
Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Washington Middle, June 18 to July 27 
Breakfast 8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Springfield High, June 18 to July 31 (no meals on Fridays or July 5)
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Ridgely Elementary, June 25 to August 3 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Matheny-Withrow Elementary, July 16 to August 3
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Bookstock coming back to Jacksonville for its third year

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The Jacksonville Public Library will be hosting its third annual Bookstock concert this weekend, September 22nd. Melanie Devaney, Chad Elliott, and Ben Bedford will be performing during the afternoon. There will also be a children’s concert in the morning with Kevin Farris, Duke Otherwise, and Mike Lockett. Bookstock will also include a craft market for children this year. In addition to selling items, kids can learn about running their own businesses.

These concerts are free to the public, and are part of the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This is one of their major fundraisers. That sale will be going on all day.

To learn more about the events, check out the events on Facebook, or the Library’s website.

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Springfield Police’s “Bridging the Gap” BBQ this weekend

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PRESS RELEASE | The Outlet in partnership with the Springfield Police Department invite the community this Saturday, September 22 for the annual Bridging the Gap BBQ. This free, family-friendly event will take place at Jaycee Park, 2400 E. Monroe Street, from 12-noon to 3:00 p.m.  This event brings the community, law enforcement and first responders together for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

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Springfield communities host National Night Out events

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PRESS RELEASE | In partnership with the Springfield Police Department and city officials, neighborhood associations across Springfield will be hosting events on Tuesday, August 7 in celebration of National Night Out.  This annual event encourages neighborhoods across the nation to spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and community leaders. It is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Neighborhood associations across Springfield will host a variety of family-friendly events. These events are free to the public and residents are encouraged to participate. It is an opportunity to explore Springfield and meet residents throughout the community.

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Enos Park, The Avenue & Lincoln Park Enos Park Pavilion, between 7th & 8th Streets 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. www.facebook.com/EnosPark

 

Ernie Bankhead Intersection of Livingston & Beech 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
Historic Westside Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Iles Park & Harvard Park Iles Park, 2000 S. 6th Street

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. www.ilespark.org/events/iles-park-harvard-park-national-night-out-picnic-in-the-park-tuesday-august-7-2018/
Laketown, Franklin Park & Lake Springfield Firefighters Postal Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Drive 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
MacArthur Boulevard Business Association Bites on the Boulevard, 1413 S. MacArthur 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

www.facebook.com/MacBBA/

(food and drink will be available for purchase)

Pioneer Park

 

Boys & Girls Club, 300 S. 15thStreet 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Sherwood Neighborhood Association Vredenburgh Park, 100 Crusaders Road 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Yorktown & Glen Aire Navy Club, 3100 Stanton Street 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

The Springfield Municipal Band will also be performing at Douglas Park on Tuesday, August 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions about any of the events planned, you may reach out to the associations directly or contact the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8325.

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