Local PBS station promotes Rotary

Local PBS affiliate group Network Knowledge will be airing programs to help promote the efforts of local Rotary clubs and Rotary International (RI). RI President Ian Riseley, Past RI President and Incoming Rotary Foundation Chair Ron Burton, and RI Director Greg Yank were invited to the WSEC studios in Chatham...

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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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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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