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A tub full of potatoes gets filled with wather at Heck's Family Tree Farm on Friday morning. The freshly harvested potatoes soak and then get rinsed off before being distributed to customers.
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Thursday-Monday (Aug. 25-29)
Abingdon Community Fall Festival
Aug. 25, flower, vegetable judging, noon; arts, crafts judging, 1 p.m.; chicken and pig scramble, 6 p.m.; Aug. 26: Figure 8 races, 6 p.m., teen dance, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 27: sheep, swine, beef judging, 9 a.m.; cake, pie judging, 11 a.m.; Second Mortgage, 6 p.m., fireworks, 9:30 p.m., carnival; Aug. 28: kids' events, 1 p.m., demolition derby, 6 p.m.; Aug. 29: trophies, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 25)
Galesburg Terrace's annual Hawaiian Luau, 6-9 p.m., Galesburg Terrace Nursing Center, 1145 Frank St., adults $6, children 6 and younger $3. Music, food, games.
Rootabaga Jammers, 7-9 p.m., Lake Storey Pavilion. $3. Concessions.
Back to School Dance, 6-8 p.m., Lake Storey Pavilion, for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. $3. Pizza.
Friday-Saturday (Aug. 26, 27)
Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter's Sale in the Gym, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Third Street and South Seminary Street.
Friday (Aug. 26)
Maple City music
Ravinia in the Maple City, 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Park Bandshell. Featuring Perry and Dalene White performing musical memories from the Rat Pack era. Free.
Saturday (Aug. 27)
Homeschoolers' picnic, 5-8 p.m. Lake Storey Shelter No. 3. Bring main dish and side dish to share. 341-1615.
Free Kids' Carnival, 1-3 p.m., First Assembly of God Church, 835 W. Martin St., Abingdon. Food, games, drawing for free CD player.
Farm Safety Camp for children, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Carl Sandburg College. By Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Chapter of Knox County. $5, $10 family, lunch, snacks. 342-2036.
Seventh annual Celtic Highland Games of the Quad Cities, 9 a.m.-midnight, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa. www.celtichighlandgames.org, (309) 794-0449.
Knoxville Car Cruise, 5-8 p.m., Knoxville's Public Square. Food, other events. 289-4643, 289-6648.
Sunday (Aug. 28)
Concert by Croatian Fraternal Union Cultural tour, 6 p.m., Dunfermline Village Pavilion, hamburgers, brats, chips dessert, $4. Coffee, iced tea, water. (309) 263-1193.
Warren County Prime Beef Festival
Princess pageant, hog and steer shows, petting zoo, oval track car races, figure 8 races, demolition derby.
National Stearman Fly-In, Galesburg Municipal Airport, contests, demonstrations. Free. Stearman Big Band Show, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St. $15, $12, $10. 342-2299.
Benefit for Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter, 4-7 p.m., 435 E. Third St., pork, baked beans, potato salad, applesauce, roll, beverage, pie or cake, ice cream. $6 adults, $3 children younger than 12.
American Heart Association's Tri-County Heart Walk, 9 a.m., The Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Peoria. (309) 633-0086.
Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, Lake Storey Recreation Area, free.
Galesburg Public Schools Foundation's Annual Rubber Duck Race, following regatta, Lake Storey.
Community Faith Walk, 1-3 p.m., area of Seminary, Kellogg, Ferris and Prairie streets. To raise money for F.I.S.H.
Aledo Sesquicentennial Celebration, Antique Days, bandshell entertainment, parade 2 p.m. Sept. 17 starring Suzy Bogguss. (309) 582-5373.
Faith United Methodist Church's 12th annual Craft Fair, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., 876 E. Knox St. Crafts, food, handicapped accessible.
Galesburg Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show, 11 a.m., Kiwanis Park. Free.
Country Gospel Night, 5 p.m., Maquon United Methodist Church.
Annual Knox/Warren Area Memory Walk for Alzheimer's Association, 9 a.m., Hawthorne Center, Galesburg. www.alzillinois.org.
CROP Walk, 1:30 p.m., starts/ends First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Prairie St., Galesburg.
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