Snyder Village will hold its annual “Snyder Village Benefit” as an online auction for 2020. Hundreds of items will be available for bidding and items can be previewed beginning September 7th. Online bidding for this year’s auction will open September 12th and will end at noon on September 26th. Go to charityauction.bid/SV2020BenefitAuction to view items, bid on your choices, and make your purchases. Net proceeds from the auction will be placed in the “Resident In Need Fund”, which allows Snyder Village to continue to care for our residents who have exhausted their personal funds.
The Village Market will have a new look this year! Join them at the Metamora IGA on Saturday, September 19th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be homemade fruit pies, fresh produce, handmade goods, homemade cheeses, baked goods, and candies available for purchase. Pork chop sandwiches will be sold from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more information or to become an event sponsor, contact the Snyder Village Development Office at (309) 366-4116 or visit www.snydervillage.com
Stop by Metamora’s Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - noon. Pick up locally grown vegetables and melons, along with a variety of other vendors offering baked goods, jewelry, and more!
The Peoria Izaak Walton Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at 1125 Spring Bay Road (Rte. 26). Everyone is invited to shop for fresh vegetables, crafts, DBD, and more. A sanitation station is provided. Food and beer are also available. For vendors, call Tom Miller at 309-338-7265.
Harvest time is fast approaching at Partridge Point Orchard! The opening date to begin U-Pick is Friday, September 4th. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily and closed on Sundays. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and respect six-foot social distancing between families as recommended by the health department.
The three varieties that should be ready for U-Pick are opening are Jonathan, Golden Supreme, and Gala. Honey Crisp apples will be available pre-picked at the stand. They will also have a good supply of their honey available. .
The Metamora Area Business Association (MABA) will host a Pork Chop Cookout to raise funds for the Volunteer Metamora Fire Department. Stop by Metamora IGA between 10:30 am. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11th.
Order lunch delivery or stop by for a $5 pork chop meal. They will also have the “Meet Your Heroes” raffle tickets available for $5 each!
St. Mary’s is hosting a grilled Pork Chop Drive-Thru on Saturday, September 12th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Grade School. Enter from Partridge Street (playground area on the south side of the school and pick up your meal driving past the main school entrance (north side of the school). Then proceed to Tazewell Street to exit.
Purchase a pork chop sandwich for $5.00 or a hot dog for $3.00. Make it a meal with a drink and chips for an extra $2.00.
Money raised from the sale will go towards the St. Mary’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO helps support school activities.
Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor event at Black Partridge Park in Metamora, Illinois at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th! There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required. Sponsorships are still available and include VIP seating.
There will be three social distancing options for enjoying the event! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and relax in a marked “pod”, park your truck and drop the tailgate, or you can stay in your car “drive-in style” to listen through the radio.
Food trucks will be onsite with a variety of meal choices available for purchase.
The evening includes a silent and live auction, mystery grab bags where you could win over $100 in prizes, and entertainment from Greg Batton from the “Greg and Dan Show.” More details at https://stmarysmetamora.schoolauction.net/2020auction?fbclid=IwAR1VqO7s6Om9PuD13RQqmgvDbIhvA8FVvRy4QWMQlkAV-s9cnkt4PZ47ybk
The Metamora Thespian Society will entertain you with four performances of “Cheaper by the Dozen” at Metamora Fields on Thursday, October 1st through 3rd with doors opening and dinner at 6:00 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Doors and dinner start at 1:00 p.m. with the show starting at 2:30 p.m on Sunday, October 4th.
The cost is $40.00 for the dinner and the show. The menu includes salad, beef pot roast, fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, and cake. Order tickets online at www.metamorathespiansociety.org
The Germantown Hills Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on Tuesday, September 15th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. There is a current shortage of needed blood. MVRBC is the blood supplier for all the hospitals in the Peoria area!
If you would like to help by donating blood, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/599965124018857 or call 800-747-5401 to make a reservation.
The Joe Stamm Band and Luke Maurer
The Joe Stamm Band is holding an album release party and will be performing with special guest Luke Maurer at the Spring Bay American Legion on Saturday, September 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 cover. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the talents of these boys from Metamora!
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The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and World Fishing Network will be open to view for all digiMAX TV customers, regardless of what channels you are subscribed to, for the entire month of September!
Hunting fans can look for the annual “Deer Week” programming the week of September 14th - 20th! Country music star Tyler Farr (Only Truck in Town) will join Sportsman Channel’s Jeff Danker (BuckVentures) as host for the week.
To access all available TV channels, press the Guide button on your remote control, then press the Blue button to toggle until “Showing All Channels” shows in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
The FBI and CISA are warning about a new wave of attacks, called Vishing, that uses social engineering to target people working from home. Vishing, or Voice Phishing, is where criminals act as a company’s IT professionals and call victims to obtain desired information and direct them to a phishing website.
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Google has released Chrome 85 and is promising this version of the browser will deliver page loads that are as much at 10% faster due to Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) and Tabe Throttling.
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INSP channel is no longer only in standard definition on channel 59, it is now also available for all digiMAX TV customers in HD on channel 587! INSP is a family-entertainment network that provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, Westerns, and action-filled drama.
Visit their website to enter a sweepstake to win a Yeti cooler, hat, and REI gift card at https://www.insp.com/sweepstakes This sweepestake ends Monday, September 7th at 8:50 a.m. CST.