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Fall Baseball Camp Slated

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Ages: 9-14
Location: Garella Field, Staunton, IL
Saturday, September 17, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
Starts: 10:00am / Ends: 3:00pm

Camp Cost: $100.00

Camp Details:

The 2011 Fall Baseball Skills Camp offers players the opportunity to receive quality instruction from exceptional and experienced baseball coaches. The Instructors have designed and implemented a camp format to develop baseball skills and drills that can be self practiced at home during the winter.

About the Coaches:

  • Matt Scherer – Matt is a Pitching and Hitting instructor at Litchfield Sports. Matt recently retired from Professional Baseball. Matt was a player in the St Louis Cardinals system as a Pitcher and pitched at Triple A Memphis for three seasons.
  • Kevin Pitts – Kevin is a Hitting and Fielding instructor at Litchfield Sports. Kevin retired from Professional baseball a couple seasons ago. Kevin was an outfielder for the L. A. Dodgers organization.

General Information

Our mission is for each camper to experience how we teach, practice, and play the game. Also it allows the coaching staff the opportunity to instruct players in a competitive and challenging environment. Players receive 2 days of elite, professional instruction Compete in baseball game Opportunity to meet and work with professional coaches and trainers obtain quality advice to become a better all around baseball player valuable Information for future baseball success.

Equipment

Each camper must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should be properly equipped; a glove, hat, bat, cleats, running shoes, baseball pants, belt, socks and helmets.

Camp Features

*Offensive skill work
*Defensive skill work
*Pitcher’s skill work
*Base running
*Home Run Derby
*Practice Games

Registration

Please email randy.anderson@novusint.com for a registration and wavier form. Information and payment must be received by September 12. Camp will be limited to the first 55 registered and paid attendees. Payment can be cash or check made to SCM Youth Foundation, Inc. Please mail form and payment to:

Randy Anderson
1895 Elizabeth RD
Staunton, IL 62088

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Camp Waiver Information

All students must provide proof of insurance coverage for any injury or sickness while attending this session. A waiver form is available via email when registering.

Directions

Camp will be conducted at: Garella Field
1895 Elizabeth RD
Staunton, IL 62088 Directions:

Starting at I – 55 exit 41 (Staunton RD) head East 1.2 miles and take your 2nd left on Binney Station RD, Turn Right on Charles RD and then Left on Elizabeth RD. You will see the field. Parking is at the field parking lot and along the road

Meals

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • A concession stand with water, Gatorade and snacks will also be available.

Contact Information If you have additional questions, etc. please contact Randy Anderson at randy.anderson@Novusint.com (618-540-9019).

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Gillespie church hosting bible school June 24-28

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Come to the 2024 Food Truck Party Vacation Bible School to be held June 24 to June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Gillespie Methodist Church, 900 West Broadway Street, Gillespie.

All kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register. There is no cost.

Please register online as soon as possible to reserve your spot at http://gillespiemethodistchurch.mycokesburyvbs.com/.

Online registration is strongly encouraged but we will register kids that day if necessary.

For more information, contact Donna Easton at 217-556-3807 or Kim Henderson at 217-710-0863.

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Americana festival set for July 4 at Benld Park

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Jess Barker, The Lodge Brothers, and The New Prairie Drifters are set to take the stage at Benld City Park on Thursday, July 4 as part of the Americana Festival.

The music festival intends to celebrate the birthday and spirit of America with thriving local culture of music, food, and art. It is scheduled to begin at 12 noon and end at 6 pm.

Food will be available for purchase from The Barracks American Table, a new Gillespie restaurant, and skincare products will be available from Nature’s Bliss, a Benld gift shop.

The park is located at 305 North Main Street in Benld. Admission is free.

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Italian-American Days celebrates 70 years Memorial Day weekend

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In a vibrant blend of tradition, culture, and community spirit, the Benld Italian-American Days proudly marks its 70th anniversary this year. Established in 1949, this beloved festival has become an iconic event, not only within the Italian-American community but also for all those
who appreciate the richness of Italian culture, cuisine, and heritage.

For seven decades, the Italian Club of Benld, a non-profit organization, has hosted this festival that serves as a hub for celebrating and preserving cherished traditions while embracing the fusion of Italian and American cultures. This year’s event will take place May 24, 25 and
26 at the Benld City Park in Benld, Illinois.

The festival begins on Friday, May 24 at 4:00 pm with food stands opening for service. Connor Family Amusements will provide carnival arm bands from 6:00-10:00 pm allowing unlimited carnival rides for $30.00. Klose Kuarters will provide music for your listening and dancing
pleasure from 6:30-10:30 pm.

On Saturday, May 25, the Italian Club of Benld will host its 3rd Annual Car Show. Car registrations will occur between 8:00 am-12:00 pm with judging taking place at noon. The Italian Club of Benld Car Show is held in the Benld City Park (rain or shine). Registration fee is $20.00. Cars will be judged professionally and trophies will be awarded. The first 70 entries will receive a commemorative tee sponsored by Kravanya Funeral Homes along with a dash plaque.

Festival food stands will open at 11:00 am. Carnival armbands will be offered from 12:00-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-10:00 pm for $30.00 each armband session. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Jorrells from 6:30-10:30 pm.

The last day of the festival, Sunday, May 26, has always been the highlight of the weekend. One ton of homemade FREE SPAGHETTI will be served from the Lunch Stand from 11:00 am-1:30 pm. The musical line-up for the day includes: Fat Chance from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Syner-
Gee from 2:30 pm-6:30 pm, and Big Shake Daddies from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.

Our most favorite tradition of the festival is our Bocce Ball Tournament which begins play at noon. Team registrations begin at 11:00 am in the Beer Stand. The Bocce Ball Tournament consists of both a men and women’s bracket. Carnival armbands will be offered from 12:00-4:00 pm and again from 6:00-10:00 pm for $30.00 each armband session.

One cannot speak of the Benld Italian-American Days without mentioning its sumptuous array of culinary delights. Visitors can indulge in homemade cannoli, homemade Italian salami, tortellini soup, homemade meatball sandwiches, bagna cauda – all available in the Specialty
Stand. Our Lunch Stand will provide American favorites of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Italian beef. The Fish Stand will offer cod, Alaskan whitefish and fries.

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BINGO will be played every night beginning at 7:00 pm.

Whether you’re of Italian descent or simply appreciate the beauty of Italian culture, the Italian Club of Benld welcomes you to join in the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Come experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Italy and be part of a tradition that has stood the test of
time. Buon divertimento! (Enjoy the fun!)

Questions about the 70th Benld Italian-American Days can be made by calling (217) 825-7052, or you may follow us on Facebook at Benld Italian-American Days.

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