Power of Pink Golf Scramble

The American Cancer Society and Real Men Wear Pink of Southern Illinois will host The Power of Pink Golf Scramble on Friday, October 4th at Benton Country Club. All proceeds from the scramble will benefit breast cancer initiatives through the American Cancer Society.

The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Players are encouraged to sign up as individuals or as a team of 4 at a cost of $75 per player. Cost includes green fees, cart, and lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The entry deadline is September 20th.

To register, sponsor, or for more information on the scramble call Stephanie Smith at 618-926-5632, email stephanie.smith@cancer.org or visit realmenwearpinkacs.org/southernillinoisIL.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle. Visit cancer.org for more information.


About Real Men Wear Pink of Southern Illinois: Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the US every year. And so are more than 266,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. The American Cancer Society created the Real Men Wear Pink campaign to engage and empower male community leaders in the fight to end breast cancer. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and competes to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.


While this campaign is a fundraising initiative, it also provides strong awareness efforts in the local community for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. For more information about breast cancer, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

Cottonwood Potluck Dinner

“The Annual Cottonwood  Potluck Dinner will be held on September 22nd at 12:30 p.m.    It will  be at the community hall in Cottonwood, IL.  All are invited”

Norris City Public Library Upcoming Events

Family Reading Night (with a Dairy Day Theme)  –   Monday, September 9th @ 5:30 PM   “Moooooving and Grooving @ the Library”


Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia -Tuesday, September 10th @ 5:30 PM – presented by the Alzheimer’s Association


Stepping into STEM  – Tuesday, September 17th @ 5:30 PM – for children in grades 3rd thru 8th

Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival @ Trinity Assembly of God

Light the Night with Jesus!!!  Trinity Assembly of God will be hosting a Halloween Alternative/Fall Festival on Thursday, October 31st.  The doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.  This event will be located at 1600 Saunders Avenue in Carmi.  We provide a FREE safe indoor & fun event for children to experience.    All the children in the community are invited to attend.  Come dressed up in your favorite POSITIVE character. There will be a gymnasium full of games, snacks, candy & prizes given away and a hay ride (if weather permits).

Animal & Consignment Auction

An Animal & Consignment Auction will be held at the Ridgway Fairgrounds Barn on the 4th Saturday of each month, including Saturday, August 24th, starting at 9AM.  Call 618-841-7971 or 217-313-9839 for more information.