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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 The Region News Page 7 Goodwin Park Activities Get Kids Interested In Science V0{C5 -. Zlott What does the 4th of July mean to you? Celebrating a day where people can come out with their family and have fun. The country's birthday, about God, fireworks The fourth of July will be and eating ham and water- A day of celebration of our melon. special this year because my independence, and a day of mother, Albera Heinz, will -Erica and Lucy Besser reckoning. Also it's a day to turn 80. When I was little, I enhance our pride of our always wanted my mom's country. Freedom of choice birthday. I thought the pa- and of speech. It's pride that rades, fireworks, and picnics makes it a special day. .were for her birthday. Now, -Anthony Day as an adult, I also appreciate Taryn Newlin (left) watches as Alyssa Lowe and Mark Boyd race their balloons on a the holiday as a reminder string from a low angle. (Dan Sutton photo) that American troops are still by Bonnie Burcham fighting for our freedom. Rockets flew, Marshmallows straw and available tape were quickly. -C.C. Barding were launched and learning was meant to be put together to form Brooke Jacobus figured out the abundant at Goodwin Park this a flying rocket answer to one of the balloon week The Popular Mechanics After several failed attempts issues. theme had children studying one by one the groups figured out "For a lot of people the balloon photos and information by Dan Sutton rocket balloons on Tuesday, how to successfully make the .was too big. It hit the table and | while they made Marshmallow project. Once everyone had got stuck," Jacobus explained. Catapults on Wednesday. theirs completed the supervisors Though the play day involved lm The activities promoted fixed string to the table, strung learning, many children left the Send us your news and CK Ill learning because of the rules set the rockets and had the children event with smiles and laughing. events at forth by the supervisors. For the race. If a balloon got stuck or was "It was just fun," said Kylie rocket balloons directions on slow the kids were asked to Denson. rntzioraegionnews@co ,p,,,.,.,., how to make the rocket were not figure out why the balloon, would given. The supplies: a balloon, a have stopped or didn't goas e,,, .......................... Summer Reading Goes Wild And Goes Camping ............. SZ1Q00 2 CaR Taylor tentatively reaches to pet Calvin, a miniature  hedgehog at the library last Monday afternoon. (Dan Sutton .......................... photos) by* Crystal Reed. Mt. Zion library continued and allowed for smaller groups.. NOTICE OF PREVAILING WAGE RATES summer reading activities this During the hour kids could see TAKE NOTICE that the Board as of Juno 8, 2009. Acopy of the week with Scovill Zoo visiting all of the animals brought to the Triatyn Morgan and Brennan Wireman make bookmarks 0iEdueationoftho Mt. Zion Gem- full Ordinance and the Depart- the library, and Camp Read. library, during Camp Read at the library last Wednesday. munity Unit School District #3 ment of Labo( determination is On Monday afternoon, They learned unique facts like pursuant to "An Act regulating available for "inspection by any children visiting the library were a hedgehog is born without and covered them in animalprint games before returning inside, wages of laborers, mechanics interested party in the Central. able to see a variety of animals spines and develops them after paper and covered with stickers. To go along with the theme a and other workers employed in Office of the Mr. Zion Community any public works by the State, Unit School District#3, and to any close up. Rod Lindley and Neil five days. They also learned that The tassels were made out of picnic lunch was served of mini county, city or any public body or employer or association of era- Bard of Scovill Zoo did leopard geckos have large tails string that beads could be smmg meatballs, cocktail hot dogs, any political subdivision or by ployers and any person or asso- presentations for all age groups because they use them to store on. cheese cubes, potato chips, anyone under contract for public ciation of employees wto have education them about animals fat. Despite warm temperatures, pretzels andsoda. The activities works," approved on June 8, as filed, or file their names and ad- dicts, defense mechanism, On Wednesday, summer participants went outside arid gave participants the camping amended, has determined on, dresses, requesting copies of the features and more. reading activities continued with played games with a gigantic experience without the bugs and and as effective from June 8, same. The animals brought to the Camp Read. Participants went to inflatable ball. They kicked, hit the heat. 2009, that the general prevailing By: Phillip L. Jacobs, Jr., library kids could touch and /sk various stations with crafts, and chased it playing short rate of wages in this locality for President questions about. Anima'ls stories, games and more. laborers, mechanics, and other Mr. Zion Board of Education included a leopard gecko, a One station was campfire !  workers engagedintheconstruc- Mr. Zion Community Unit ferret, a hedgehog, a tenrec, box stories where members of the [ See a photo you would like a print of? I tion of public works coming un- School District #3 turtle, hissing cockroach, a corn Navigators read books with a ] ] der the jurisdiction of the Mr. Zion Counties of Macon and Community Unit School District Moultrie snake and more. camping theme and told scary I Call us today for more information I #3 is the same as determined by 455 Elm Street The hour-long sessions stories. At another station I and rates: I the Department of Labor of the Mr. Zion, IL 62549 divided kids up by grade levels participants made bookmarks I I Stateof Illinois for Macon County published 7/1/09 I_ _. I (Sponsored by the Mr. Zion Chamber of Commerce) ' Date: August 6, 2009 Doors Open at 5:00 p,m. & Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Mr. Zion Lions Pavilion $20 per ticket - includes a ribeye steak dinner & 2 drink tickets (beer or pop) Music by: Grr8 Sounds, Karaoke, Door Prizes, Dancing & Fun! Advanced tickets on sale now. 1 Contact the Chamber (864-2526) or Frances LaMonica at 454-3451