West Peoria News | Boy Scout Ice Cream Social



Boy Scout Troop 11 ice cream social is 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the West Peoria Fire Station, 406 N. Waverly Ave. A $2.50 donation includes dessert, ice cream and a drink. This is another West Peoria tradition. Come join the Scouts.

The 8th annual Calvin Coolidge Mothers Club Reunion will be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Donnelly’s Irish Pub, 4501 N. Rockwood Drive. Phone Alice Nash at 674-4308 or e-mail her at amnash2415@att.net. Reservations must be received no later than Aug. 23.

The Residents Association Beautification Committee is looking for the most improved lawn in West Peoria. Committee members are asking neighbors in West Peoria to help with the selection. Nomination forms are available at Haddad’s and City Hall. The award will be presented during the WPRA meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 in City Hall.

West Peoria Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in City Hall. Deputy Garen Demery will present an up-date on criminal activity in our area. Plans for the September Night Out Against Crime will be on the agenda.

The West Peoria Senior Citizens are not meeting this summer. Members will be notified when meetings resume. Any questions contact Loretta at 637-0326 or Maggie at 673-0535.

As the Page Turns Book Club will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 21. The selected book is “Stout Hearted Seven,” by Neta Lohnes Frazier. For further information, contact Loretta at 637-0326 or Maggie at 673-0535.

The Fourth of July parade was very well attended in spite of some truly hot and uncomfortable temperatures. Good comments are heard for this annual event afterwards. Be proud to be part of West Peoria. Winners in this year’s parade are: Patricia Schadt, Grand Marshal; Best of Show, El Zarape Restaurant; Best Service Organization, Bike Peoria NFP; Most Patriotic, POW/MIA; Best Juvenile, Corn Stock Newsies; and an Honorable Mention, Cub Pack 233. Patricia Schadt was recognized for her continuing service to our community. She has lived in West Peoria for over 50 years during which time she has volunteered and served as the West Peoria Fire Department Auxiliary for over 20 years and has never missed a fire and is always there to support the department. She has steeped her family in her same values. Congratulations to Patricia Schadt.

The Western Avenue Greenway that runs between Main and Calendar is in need of neighboring citizens to volunteer 9 a.m. Aug. 24. We’ll meet at West Town Tap, 515 N. Western Ave. to organize our landscape work. The Greenway is not part of the park district and is maintained by members and volunteers. Please join us whether for an hour or more. Bring your own yard tools.

Sharon McBride

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