Centennial Patio Project at Fairgrounds Progressing

The Patio Project at the Morgan County Fairgrounds is making great progress! The hardscape and drainage systems are beginning to take shape, with hopes that the project will be complete in the next few months. Keep watching the space for progress of this fun project!

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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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7th Annual Jacksonville “Oktoberfest” Announced!

The Jacksonville Rotary Club has announced details for the Seventh Annual Jacksonville “Oktoberfest” for 2017. The “Oktoberfest” celebration is a club fundraiser and annual fall area event. Past “Fests” have proven to be some of the largest fundraisers in the history of the Jacksonville Rotary Club. The event is also...

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Jacksonville Rotary Club honors nine for service.

The Jacksonville Rotary Club recently honored nine people for their service and volunteerism by naming them Paul Harris Fellows. Randy Allen, Terri Benz, Dr. James Bohan, Bill Chipman (honored posthumously), Bob Chipman, Ryan Martin, Marcy Patterson, Dr. Susan Weller, and Rotarian Jan Williams received the awards. The Paul Harris Fellowship,...

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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 Awards Scholarships

At its April 28 meeting, the Jacksonville Rotary Club recognized the accomplishments of five area students by providing them with college scholarships totaling $9,000. Thomas Asama, Abigail Mitchell, Caleb Holaway and Savanna Long were each awarded the $2,000 Rotary Scholarship. Katelyn Tabit was awarded the $1,000 Staff Sergeant Matthew Weikert...

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Deadline for Rotary District 6460 Scholarships is May 15

The May 15 deadline to apply for Rotary District 6460 academic scholarships is fast approaching. According to Scholarship Chair Kris Rosentreter of Carlinville, two types of scholarships are available to students who live in, attend school in, or graduated from a school in Rotary District 6460. This Rotary District encompasses...

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18th Annual Rotary Bass Tournament – April 23

Bass Fisherpeople! Registration is now open for the first bass tournament of the season on Lake Jacksonville, taking place on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The tournament is sponsored by the Jacksonville Rotary Club.  It is the 18th annual event, and proceeds from the tournament will benefit Jacksonville-area charities. Event organizer...

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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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