The Independent News

Community Foundation makes grant to NVHS Theatre Department

North Vermillion Jr/Sr High School Theatre Department is the proud recipient of a $750 grant from the Vermillion County Community Foundation.  The donation will assist in the purchase of a new piano for the Theatre Department.

Sewing for Veterans hosts Vermilion Valley Quilters

by Rose Hawkins

Annie’s Project sees 15 new graduates

Purdue Extension – Vermillion County recently facilitated a six-week Annie’s Project Level I Class at the Salem United Methodist Church in rural Hillsdale. 

The Annie’s Project mission is to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. 

Westville High seniors host Fling into Spring for Vermilion County Animal Shelter

by Jake Keister

The Westville High School Seniors hosted their annual Fling into Spring on March 8 in the high school cafeteria. The event featured a bags tourney, board games, euchre, a lipsync/dance contest as a way of raising funds for the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.

Art League offering watercolor workshop

The Danville Art League is offering a watercolor workshop with artist, Spencer Meagher.

Spencer travels all over the country attending competitions and shows, as well as teaching workshops. Spencer is a Plein Air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. When he is not traveling, he works out of his studio in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Morey Chapel Gospel Sing

Morey Chapel will be kicking off their 2019 gospel sings welcoming Kenny Melton and his daughter McKenna, from Franklin, Indiana.  This will be McKenna’s first time joining her father at Morey Chapel.

They welcome all to join them for an uplifting evening of praise and worship. 

Lester and Mary Moore celebrate Golden Anniversary

Lester and Mary (Brain) Moore will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2-4 p.m. on March 30 at the Alvin Christian Church.

The couple were married March 30, 1969 at the Alvin Christian Church by Eugene Applegate, minster.

DACC offering high school equivalency and manufacturing path

The Adult Education Department at Danville Area Community College will once again offer an opportunity to get both a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and certifications in the manufacturing field. 

This is in conjunction with DACC’s Corporate Education and Vermilion County Works.

Woodlawn Cemetery requests decoration removal

All winter decorations will be removed from Woodlawn Cemetery on March 30, If someone wishes to save any items, please remove them before that date.

Volunteers are welcome to help with the annual spring workday on March 30, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 217-284-3480.

Danville Christian Women Connection

The Danville Christian Women’s Connection will be hosting their monthly luncheon at the Danville Boat Club on March 27 from 12-2 p.m.

The theme will be “Erin Go Bragh!” It will feature speaker Bess Steller on “There is no place like home,: Bethany Hager of the Women’s Care Clinic and music by Scott Inman.

RSVP to Katy at 217-474-9996.

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