Rotary Wheel Coming Together!

The patio project at the Morgan County Fairgrounds is continuing the come together beautifully. Greg Bergschneider has been assembling the decorative central wheel design with the engraved sponsor bricks. See the progress in the pics below!

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“Squeal at the Wheel” Halloween Event

Area children are invited to join the Jacksonville Rotary Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club for free “haunted” Ferris Wheel rides and trick or treating at the Big Eli Ferris Wheel in Community Park on Halloween night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rides are free for kids and chaperones. Children...

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Party Patio at Fairgrounds Construction Update

The Rotary Centennial project, which includes the installation of an entertainment patio at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, is continuing to take shape! The project is a result of the Jacksonville Rotary Club wishing to celeberate their 100th Anniversary by giving back a substantial project to benefit the area community. Interested...

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Jacksonville Oktoberfest “Dachshund Dash”

The Jacksonville Rotary Club’s Seventh Annual “Oktoberfest” will see the return of one of the ‘Fest’s most popular events: The Wienie Dog Races! The “Dachshund Dash”, as the event is known, will get underway on September 30th at 1:30pm in the “Wienie Arena” at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The Wiener...

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Oktoberfest Wine Tasting Line-up

For 2017, the wine-tasting line-up is an outstanding array of unique entries. Six total wines will be offered, two reds and four whites. Illinois based wineries have always been strongly represented in the Oktoberfest wine-tasting line-up and this year is no exception. Wine-tasting gets underway at 1pm immediately following the...

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New Sign Dedicated at Morgan County Fairgrounds

Jacksonville Rotary Club and Morgan County Fair Board members dedicate new lighted sign Jacksonville Rotary Club and Morgan County Fair Board members dedicate new lighted sign Jacksonville, IL.  – May 9th, 2017:  Members of the Jacksonville Rotary Club and the Morgan County Fair Board met at the fairgrounds on Tuesday...

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Jacksonville Rotary Club Announces Two Scholarship Competitions

The Jacksonville Rotary Club is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted through March 24, 2017, for two scholarship programs. According to Scholarship Committee Chair Steve Holt, “The Club offers two categories of scholarships for local students, Senior Scholarships and the Staff Sergeant Matthew Weikert Memorial Scholarship.” To be...

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Local Groups Collaborate to Send Care Packages to Active Military

The Jacksonville Rotary Club, Illinois College Rotaract Club and Jacksonville Interact Club recently joined with the Franklin Waverly Military Support Group and the Waverly Girl Scout Troop to send Holiday Care Packages to 83 U.S. military personnel stationed in the Middle East. The Franklin Waverly Military Support Group conducts activities...

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