LLCC-Taylorville invites public to 50th anniversary celebration April 29

LLCC-Taylorville invites the public to a free community event Saturday, April 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s founding. The event is being held from 1-3 p.m. at LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser and includes music, a theatrical performance, a special program, children’s activities and informational displays.

LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band will provide music through the past five decades. A short program begins at 1:15 p.m. with remarks by LLCC Trustee Wayne Rosenthal and LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. In addition, City of Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton will present a proclamation from the city and announce a street name change from Lee Norse Drive to Lincoln Land Way. At 1:30 p.m., the LLCC Theatre Club will give a short performance.

Children’s activities include Professor Longhair’s up-close magic, experiments by the LLCC Chemistry Club, an inflatable bounce house, barrel train, duck pond and chalk the walk. Children also will be able to explore a police car, fire truck and ambulance. Parents will have the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted by the Taylorville Police Department.

Students interested in attending LLCC can talk with representatives from various departments and programs including advising, financial aid, chemistry, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, theater, truck driver training and welding. Representatives from the Taylorville police and fire departments, Dunn’s Ambulance Service and Taylorville Memorial Hospital also will be on hand to provide information.

LLCC’s new book “50 FORWARD!” and other 50th items will be available for purchase at the event and refreshments will be served.