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Choir to perform at First Southern Baptist Church

MATTOON -- The Judson University Choir will perform at Mattoon’s First Southern Baptist Church at 10:05 a.m. Sunday morning during the morning worship service. The morning message will be delivered by Matthew Calio, a member of the choir.

Judson University is a Christian university nestled along the Fox River in the city of Elgin, just 45 miles northwest of Chicago. It is home to over 1,200 students from 30 states and 25 countries.

The Judson University Choir is known for its numerous tours at home and abroad. The choir performs a variety of music, ranging from choral masterworks to black gospel anthems to Taizé choruses to contemporary praise and worship songs. It tours within the United States two times each year and regularly tours Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

The public is invited; admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken. First Southern Baptist is located at 3521 DeWitt Ave. and is pastored by Dr. John Calio. For more information, call the church at 217-234-8314.

Duplicate Bridge results announced

CHARLESTON -- The results of the duplicate bridge game played on Jan. 22 are:

  • 1 David Stevens - Rich Brummer
  • 2 Grant Sterling - Mark Daily
  • 3 Dan Drake - Ann Lang
  • 2B Donna Swick - Eric Bizzell

The next game will be on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at First Christian Church in Charleston.

Community Center plans soup supper

MONTROSE -- The Grove Township Community Center, located at 5251 East 1800th Ave., is having a soup supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 3.

The menu includes chili, vegetable soup, donated desserts, tea, lemonade, water and coffee. Price is $4 for a bowl of soup, dessert and drink. Seconds are $1 for each additional bowl.

If you would like to help at the soup supper and or donate a dessert, please contact Kim Will at 217-683-2688.

Tickets available for Chocolate Festival

GALESBURG -- The Galesburg Historical Society plans its Chocolate Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 at the Prairie Players Theater, 160 S. Seminary.

The festival features an all-you-can-eat buffet of chocolate items such as chocolate coffee, chocolate chili chocolate bacon and a chocolate fountain. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

For information on how to get your tickets in advance, contact Roger Reynolds at ready57@gmail.com or 309-299-4551

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