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Thursday, July 25

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 26

✔ The American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville will hold its annual Heritage Days Farm Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, and children 10 and under are admitted free. Train rides are $2. The event includes a horse pull and four-corner tractorcade on Friday; tractor pulls, pedal pulls, threshing and sawmill demonstrations, and live music all three days, and a truck pull and car show on Sunday.
✔ Evans Public Library will hold Fantastic Friday, an event for ages 5-10, from 4-5 p.m. The event will include a storytime and crafts. Registration is required. For more information, call the library, 283-2824.
Saturday, July 27

✔ Happy Hollow Farms in St. Elmo, located southeast of Pinnacle Foods, will hold Family Day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will include fresh produce from the St. Elmo FFA, children's inflatables and concessions. For more information, call 292-0984.
✔ A benefit for Abbey Franzen will be held from 4-11 p.m. at The Carriage House in Altamont. Abbey is a 6-year-old student at Altamont Lutheran Interparish School who has been diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a rare genetic disorder. The benefit will include a meal by Deb's Catering at 5 p.m., bake sale and silent auction at 4 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m., 50/50 raffle and face-painting.
Sunday, July 28

✔ A benefit and poker run for the family of Tammy Warner will be held at the VFW Home in Vandalia. Signup for the poker run is from noon-1 p.m. at the Redwood Inn, and the run includes stops at Cages, American Legion Home and Eagles before ending at the VFW Home. The cost is $10, which includes food at the end of the run. The benefit will include food, music, auction, 50/50 drawing and gun raffle. Donations of items are being accepted; call 339-5790 for pickup.
 Monday, July 29

✔ The Vandalia Lions Club will meet at Days Inn. the executive board meets at 5:45 p.m., and the regular meeting is at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30

✔ The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning in the conference room at 3 Point Ink, 1550 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. Open marketing begins at 7:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ Evans Public Library will hold a children's storytime at 6 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to attend.

Thursday, August 1

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.