Calvert & Martin to Host Mix & Mingle Thurs. Dec. 15

bah_calvert_4Calvert & Martin is hosting their annual Mix & Mingle on Thursday, December 15 at 5 pm. It will be out at the Elks Lodge, 459 Elks Club Road.

This Mix & Mingle is to honor Pontiac city employees, elected officials,  fire & police departments. Bring a can good or other non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Come join us for a fun evening of socializing and great food and drink. You will also have the chance to win great door prizes.

RSVP no later than Tuesday, December 13 by calling 815.844.5131 or email mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

Fun for All at Evenglow Mix & Mingle

montageMore than 30 people came out to Mix & Mingle at Evenglow Lodge on Thursday, November 17.

Participants were able to get a look at the revamped physical therapy room while enjoying some fabulous food, drink and socializing.

The next Mix & Mingle event will be on Thursday, December 15 at the Elks Lodge.

It is hosted by Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes and will honor city, fire and police employees and elected officials.

Donovan Honored As ATHENA Award Winner

karen1More than 85 people came out to honor Karen Donovan, Executive Director, Futures Unlimited, as this year’s ATHENA Award winner on November 16. Jenny Steffen, Physcian Assistant, OSF Healthcare, was the featured speaker.

Mindi Terrell, Executive Director, Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce, read from Karen’s nomination form to sum up why Karen was chosen as this year’s winner.

“In a quiet, unassuming manner, Karen just does what is right: in her professional life, in her community and for her family,” Terrell read. “She goes about this with no personal expectations — not for accolades, not for money, but for love.”

Karen has dedicated her career to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in Livingston County. She promotes professional development and leadership opportunities for all staff at Futures Unlimited.

She has actively encouraged and mentored her staff, which is largely women, to continue their education or complete their degrees. She supports the philosophy in the workplace that women are strong, intelligent and capable of being professional leaders. In that vein, she encourages women to take leadership rolls at work and within the community.

Presented by:

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Other sponsors include:  Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Driscoll Motors, SOCU, State Bank of Graymont and State Bank of Saunemin.

Evenglow to Host Mix & Mingle Thurs., Nov. 17

Evenglow is hosting the November Mix & Mingle on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. They will be showcasing their newly remodeled Physical Therapy Room. There will also be great food, drinks and door prizes. This event is free and open to everyone! Come join us for this fun event.

Donovan To Be Honored As ATHENA Award Winner Nov 16

Karen Donovan, Executive Director, Futures Unlimited, is this year’s ATHENA Award winner. Karen has dedicated her career to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in Livingston County. She promotes professional development and leadership opportunities for all staff at Futures Unlimited.

She has actively encouraged and mentored her staff, which is largely women, to continue their education or complete their degrees. She supports the philosophy in the workplace that women are strong, intelligent and capable of being professional leaders. In that vein, she encourages women to take leadership rolls at work and within the community.

She will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 16 at noon at Baby Bull’s. The cost is $25. Register for ATHENA Award luncheon

Chocolate Fall Fantasy Fun in the Square – October 8

halloween-partyCome to downtown Pontiac for the Chocolate Fall Fantasy on October 7 and 8. Downtown retailers will be selling chocolate whips from Cunningham Chocolates for $2 to raise money for PROUD. There will be lots of fun activities by the Pontiac Area Chamber on Saturday, October 8 from 10 am to 2 pm.

County Market will have pumpkins for sale on the square, which can be decorated for FREE with paint and other goodies donated by Caterpillar. SOCU has donated treat bags for kids. The Chamber will have some pumpkin activities and rocks for painting (check out Pontiac Rocks here). The Animal Wellness Center will be there along with coloring pages from the United Way.

 

Livingston County Chiropractic Hosts Mix & Mingle

More than 40 people came out to mix & mingle at the Pontiac Chamber’s Business After Hours on September 15. Livingston County Chiropractic Center hosted the event and everyone enjoyed lots of great food, drinks and conversation. Check out photos from the event.

For more information on Livingston County Chiropractic Center, check out their website at livingstoncountychiropractic.com.

Livingston County Chiropractic
402 N Plum Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: ((815) 844-4631

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Mix & Mingle at Livingston County Chiropractic

 

2016 Threshermen’s Parade…Road to Happiness

 

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Larry & Shirley Hackmann
Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Pontiac to enjoy the annual Threshermen’s Parade by the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce. Favorites were the Navy Band Great Lakes, South Shore Drill Team, the PTHS Marching Band and the various Shriner Clubs.

Larry & Shirley Hackmann from Washington, IL were dressed in clothes from the 1860s and danced behind the Flanagan-Cornell Band. Their dress represented the era near the end of Threshing on the farm. Larry, as a child, worked as a water boy for a threshing crew in the the early 1950s.

All along the parade route, Nathan Joerndt, this year’s Grand Marshal, was greeted with cheering crowds.

This year year more than 15 floats were in the parade. The winner of the Wilbur J. Collins Award was awarded to the Girl Scouts. In the theme category, Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab won first, Vermillion Players won second and First Lutheran Church won third. In the non-theme category, Evenglow Lodge won first, Boy Scouts won second and SOCU won third.

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Grand Marshal, Nathan Joerndt
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1st Place Theme – Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab
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1st Place Non-Theme – Evenglow
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J. Wilbur Collins – Girl Scouts
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2nd Place Theme – Vermillion Players
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2nd Place Non-Theme – Boy Scouts
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Graymont Co-op Float
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3rd Place Theme – First Lutheran Church
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3rd Place Non-Theme – SOCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Shore Drill Team To Give Special Performance After Parade

The South Shore Drill Team will be part of the Threshermen’s Parade again this year on Sunday, September 4 at 1:15 pm. They will also be giving a special performance immediately following the parade in the square downtown Pontiac. So make sure to stick around and watch.
Major Sponsors for 2016 Threshermen’s Parade:
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