Wrapping up the week in the BenGil area with pictures!
Week of July 15
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed back Quality Flooring Co., Inc. to their temporary location at Rt. 4 and W. Easton in Gillespie.
Children and instructors sing along to “Father Abraham” during vacation bible school at the First Baptist Church in Gillespie. (By Brandy Olroyd)
Jake Reiniesch, Bryce McKinney, and Josh Balzraine played in the SWIBL All-Star game Thursday evening. Their team came out on top.
To kick off the Tootsie Frensko Tournament this weekend, the kids played Friday night. The adults played yesterday and will wrap up today.
Reese Marshall competed in the 5th Annual Junior Miss Macoupin County Pageant.
Gerald Brand kicks off the start of the washer tournament at the Macoupin County Fair to benefit HEIDI.
Nicholas Spencer won the Grand Champion Gilt during the 2012 4-H Swine Show held at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Emily Harszy, of Gillespie, competed in the 5th Annual Macoupin County Pageant. Harszy won the People’s Choice Award.
Neil Armstrong, walking preacher, passed through Gillespie this week. To this date, Armstrong has journeyed through 45 states and has walked at least 25,000 miles during the past 14 years.
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