Garden Tractor Pull

Relay for Life of Effingham County will host Pink Ribbon Pull: Pulling for Hope! at Beecher City Park Saturday, Oct. 2.

Weigh-in is at 11 a.m. and first pull starts at noon. Payout is 100%.

Food will be available and there will be raffle drawings.

For more information, call Ron Siebert at 618-267-5790 or Cary Moore at 217-433-2482.

Neoga’s Rocket Boys

The Neoga History Room, an organization whose mission is to provide and maintain a place to preserve the history of Neoga area, is presenting its first public program entitled “Neoga’s Rocket Boys.”

ln 1959-1960 three Neoga students — Paul Braden, David Carruthers and Rick Jakle — experimented with rockets. Gaining notoriety, they met Dr. Wernher von Braun, a German-American aerospace engineer and space architect known as “Mr. Rocket.” The three students launched a rocket to a height of over one mile in 1960.

Speaker for this program will be Rick Jakle, renowned motivational speaker, broadcaster and businessman. The program will be held Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Neoga Municipal Building, 533 Chestnut, Neoga. The public is invited to come and learn a little Neoga history.

Life Chain

Life Chain 2021 will be Sunday, Oct. 3, starting with a prayer service at 1:30 p.m. at the Effingham Event Center followed by the Life Chain from 2 to 3 p.m. along Henrietta Street, Keller Drive and West Fayette Avenue.

Signs will be furnished. However, refreshments will not be served following the event due to COVID. Participants who have trouble standing are welcome to bring lawn chairs. All denominations are invited to attend.

Life Chain is a church and family event, not a rally or political extravaganza. Participants are to respect all other pedestrians, including those who oppose the chain and only show respect to motorists who indicate other sentiments.

For further information, call Karla Slifer, coordinator, at 217-690-5282.

Child car seat

September is National Child Passenger Awareness Month, and Crisis Nursery now has a certified car seat technician.

Crisis Nursery is asking for donations of car seats in the event one does not pass inspection. New, still-in-the-box car seats may be dropped off at the Emergency Department entrance at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. If interested in making a monetary donation or have questions, email Michael.Wall@HSHS.org. Donations also may be made online at https://giving.hshs.org/sae/Donate.aspx. Choose from the drop down menu: Car Seat Drive for Crisis Nursery

Gospel concert

The Craguns are coming to Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville, on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and a love offering will be taken.

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