“Feed the Need” food drive kicks off today

Feed the Need: LLCC Food Pantry Food DriveThe Honors Humanities class is hosting a “Feed the Need” food drive for the LLCC Food Pantry starting today and going through Nov. 8. Today’s kickoff events in A. Lincoln Commons include a demonstration on cooking easy college meals at 10 a.m. followed by Heidi Hughes of the Central Illinois Food Bank speaking on food insecurity. Drop-off boxes are located in Student Life, Montgomery Hall and the Workforce Careers Center. Drop off non-perishables into the designated boxes to earn a ticket for prize drawings (including gift cards and gift certificates to area restaurants) that will be held Monday, Nov. 11.

Suggested items include:

  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Microwavable mac & cheese cups
  • Tuna salad ready-to-go kits
  • Cans of soup
  • Cans of vegetables/fruit
  • Pasta
  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Fruit cups and pudding cups
  • Juice
  • Crackers
  • Microwave popcorn

LLCC Food Pantry food drive Nov. 4-8

Feed the Need: LLCC Food Pantry Food DriveThe Honors Humanities class is hosting a “Feed the Need” food drive for the LLCC Food Pantry Nov. 4-8. Drop-off boxes are located in Student Life, Montgomery Hall and the Workforce Careers Center. Drop off non-perishables into the designated boxes, to earn a ticket for prize drawings (including gift cards and gift certificates to area restaurants) that will be held Monday, Nov. 11

Suggested items include:

  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Microwavable mac & cheese cups
  • Tuna salad ready-to-go kits
  • Cans of soup
  • Cans of vegetables/fruit
  • Pasta
  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Fruit cups and pudding cups
  • Juice
  • Crackers
  • Microwave popcorn

LLCC Honors Program sponsors third annual Halloween costume drive and BOOtique

pumpkinThe LLCC Honors Program is hosting its third annual Halloween costume drive. Members are seeking all sizes of costumes, both incomplete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by Oct. 16. Costumes may be dropped off in LLCC Student Life and at several area locations listed below, and will be distributed to families in need at a “BOOtique,” which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

Donation boxes are located at:

  • Ashland – Prairie Skies Library
  • New Berlin – West Sangamon Public Library
  • Nokomis – Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse
  • Pawnee – Pawnee City Public Library
  • Pleasant Plains — Prairie Skies Library
  • Riverton – Riverton Village Library
  • Sherman – County Market
  • Springfield – Student Life Office, LLCC campus
  • Taylorville – Memorial Elementary School
  • Virden – DiCarlos Pizza and Sacred Heart Church
  • Williamsville – Williamsville Public Library & Museum

Honors Program collecting Halloween costumes yet today

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting Halloween costumes on campus and at several area locations, to be distributed to families at a “BOOtique” Oct. 20. The public is invited to donate all sizes of costumes, both complete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by today, Oct. 16. Drop boxes are located at:

  • Springfield – LLCC Student Life Office, Menard Hall, 5250 Shepherd Rd.; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.
  • Auburn – Auburn Public Library, 338 W. Jefferson St.
  • Chatham – Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St.; Chatham Police Department, 117 E. Mulberry St.; Fulgenzi’s Trattoria and Catering, 214 W. Chestnut St.
  • Divernon – Divernon Public Library, 221 S. 2nd St.
  • Nokomis – Nokomis High School, 511 Oberle St.; Ugly Mugs, 125 W. State St.
  • Pawnee – Pawnee Public Library, 613 Douglas St.

Halloween pumpkins

The “BOOtique” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus. Families are invited to pick out free costumes for their children during the event.

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/springfieldbootique.

Honors Club hosts Senior Citizen’s Prom

The LLCC Honors Program, advised by Dr. Claire Gordon, hosted a St.   Patrick’s Day themed senior citizen’s prom last Friday evening. The prom was held at the Villas of Holly Brook in Chatham. Residents enjoyed eating cake, dancing to 40s and 50s music, and getting their photos taken in front of a rainbow backdrop. Residents also voted for a prom king and queen. The winners, a married couple, live together at the Villas. They celebrated with a king and queen dance. The queen even informed students that she was from southern Illinois and he was from Chicago, so she had been trying to teach him how to dance for years!

Reminder: Eat at Chili’s and help the Honors Program

Eat at Chili’s during the month of February and help the LLCC Honors Program Student Organization. Fifteen percent of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to the Honors Program. Print out the attached voucher (Chili’s) and take with you to the Chili’s at 2891 S. Veterans Drive. For more information, contact Dr. Claire Gordon at 6.4944.

Honors Program selling Krispy Kremes today

The Honors Program is selling Krispy Kreme donuts TODAY in the A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m.-1 pm. Original glazed donuts are available and the cost is $6 per dozen. Cash or checks payable to “LLCC.” Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the Honors Program Club members pay for a Chicago museums day trip. Please consider purchasing a dozen (or two!).