Student housing to be consolidated on West Side of SIU Campus

 

Schnider Hall, (SIU News Service Photo)

From SIU News Service 

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall in order to increase student engagement, according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemago.

Currently, the campus has two major housing areas: the “towers,” which consists of two currently open high-rise residence halls, and a number of smaller, three-story residence halls on the west side of campus called Thompson Point.

“By bringing students together in Thompson Point, we can continue to build a tightly knit, engaged community,” Montemagno said. “It will also increase traffic to our Student Center, which should be a centerpiece of campus life.”

Building engagement with closer-knit communities

Montemagno acknowledged that enrollment declines make the move possible but says that the change is driven primarily by efforts to build engagement and enhance retention.

“As we rebuild enrollment in the years ahead, we will always have the option of having students on both sides of campus again,” he said. “For now, we can best serve students by making sure that they are part of a vibrant and active community.”

Jon Shaffer, director of University Housing, said the move will also create efficiencies that will help the university minimize future room and board costs for students.

“We can effectively serve students in one dining hall instead of two, for example,” he said.

Commitment to living-learning communities remains

Shaffer said that new students who have signed housing contracts for fall will not be affected, since they have not yet been assigned rooms. About 500 to 600 returning students have already selected rooms for the fall, and the housing office will reach out to them to work through changes.

He said the move will also affect the location of living-learning communities for students who share similar majors or interests. Currently, there are communities on both sides of the campus.

“We are continuing to grow the number of living-learning communities on campus,” Shaffer said. “While the location may change, our commitment remains the same.”

University Hall, campus apartments will remain open

In addition to the residence halls on the west side of campus, the university will continue to offer housing at University Hall, Wall and Grand Apartments and Evergreen Terrace.

The Gathering Place Snack Shop, currently housed in Grinnell Hall, will move to University Hall.

Highlights from the March 13, 2018 Rend Lake College Board Meeting

Articulation agreement, two MOUs receive approval

The board approved an articulation agreement and ratified two memoranda of understanding designed to ease transfer of Allied Health students to three universities.

  • An articulation agreement with Southern Illinois University Carbondale will allow graduates of Rend Lake College’s Radiologic Technology program to transfer to SIUC’s Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology program.
  • A memorandum of understanding with Indiana Wesleyan University will allow RLC Associate Degree Nursing graduates to transfer into the post-licensure Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program at IWU.
  • A memorandum of understanding with McKendree University will allow RLC Associate Degree Nursing graduates to transfer into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing McKendree.

These agreements are intended to smooth the transition for RLC graduates and to maximize the transfer of credits.

President Wilkerson’s contract renewal receives final approval

The board approved renewing the contract of President Terry Wilkerson (second reading). The contract is for a four-year term from June 30, 2018, through June 30, 2022, and per President Wilkerson’s request, represents no increase in salary or benefits.

Featherstone transfers to Coordinator of Data Information Systems

The transfer of James Featherstone from Report Writer to Coordinator of Data Information Systems, effective Feb. 16, was ratified Tuesday. Featherstone has been with RLC full-time since May 2013. The transfer is needed to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Brian Clark.

Two police officers join RLC

The board appointed two new police officers Tuesday. The hires were made in order to ensure adequate levels of security for students and staff.

  • Rodney Sweetin, Police Officer, effective March 14. Sweetin has worked part-time for RLC since 2011. He served as a police officer and detective with the Mt. Vernon Police Department from April 1992 through May 2015.
  • William Young, Police Officer, effective March 19. Young has been working part-time with the RLC Police Department since November 2017, and also has worked for the Benton, Buckner and Ewing police departments.

Two positions to be filled

The board granted permission to create two positions and their accompanying job descriptions and to advertise to fill them.

  • Health Studies Student Success Center / Help Desk Support Technician – This new position is needed to support technology and software in the HSSSC and to provide extended coverage hours for the Information Technology Help Desk. The position is grant-funded, and the hire will be ratified at the April board meeting.
  • Student Success Coordinator – This new position is needed to develop, implement and assess student success efforts at RLC and is needed to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rachel Sveda-Webb. The position will include early alert process and procedure, career testing, working with faculty for academic input, working with the Financial Aid Department to overcome student barriers, and individual student counseling. The position also will represent RLC at various outside events at area high schools, career fairs, college expos and other community events. The hire will be ratified at the April meeting.

Health Info Tech’s Henry moving on

The board ratified acceptance of the resignation of Charlotte Henry, Health Information Technology Program Director, effective May 14, 2018. She has been with RLC full-time since April 2014.

Bids for roof, gutter replacements receive approval

The bid of $111,150 from D7 Roofing of Albers was accepted for replacement of the roof on the Administration Building and for various gutter replacements across campus. The projects will be paid for with Protection, Health and Safety Levy funds.

Accreditation update

The board heard a report on the college’s reaffirmation of accreditation activities. The college is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is due for a comprehensive evaluation visit by the HLC September 24-25, 2018. In addition to continuing work on the Assurance Argument, designed to prove the college meets HLC’s five criteria for accreditation, the board also heard an updated from Kim Wilkerson and Angie Kistner on the federal compliance portion of the accreditation effort. This piece is designed to show the college’s compliance with various regulations, including Title IV compliance, credit-hour compliance and several other matters.

The third-party comment process, also a part of the compliance section, is set to begin this month. This process is designed to provide the college’s constituencies with the opportunity to present their perspectives on the college. Comments must be in writing and can be submitted at www.hlcommission.org/comment, or by mail to Third-Party Comment on Rend Lake College, Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL  60604-1411. Comments must be submitted at least four weeks ahead of the visit date. RLC has been accredited by HLC since 1969.

The college also is required to deliver a student opinion survey on behalf of HLC, and this will go out to students April 2. The college also is preparing for HLC’s annual conference in April at Chicago.

In other business, the board …

  • Ratified payment of college expenses including travel reimbursements.
  • Approved revision to college policy and procedure concerning social media (second reading).
  • Approved a request to develop five online courses and to authorize their submission to the Illinois Community College Board for action. The courses are Business Data Entry, Office Procedures and Technology, Beginning Microsoft Word, Intermediate Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Approved revision to the job description for the Coordinator of Network Operations and Security.
  • Approved revisions to the alcohol and drug policy (first reading) and authorized signature of an agreement with First Advantage.

Mark your calendars …

  • Transition Summit, Tuesday, March 20, RLC campus.
  • Advisory Council meetings, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Waugh Gymnasium.
  • Kickstart Your Journey, Thursday-Friday, March 22-23, RLC campus.
  • Spring Musical: The Addams Family, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 5-7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, RLC Theatre.
  • ICCTA Southeast Region Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Rend Lake College.
  • RLC Spring Musical: The Addams Family, RLC Theatre. Performances 7 p.m. nightly Thursday, April 5, through Saturday, April 7; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 8.
  • Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Thursday-Monday, April 5-9, Hyatt Regency Chicago.
  • Job Search Party, 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Mt. Vernon Hotel and Event Center.
  • Trivia Night, Thursday, April 12, The Rec on campus. Doors open at  p.m., trivia begins at 7 p.m.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Induction, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, RLC Theatre.
  • Lake Reception, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, King City Books, Mt. Vernon. Lake is RLC’s fine arts publication.
  • Children’s Health Fair, Thursday, April 26, The Rec on campus.
  • Flummoxed Fairy Tales, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 26-27, RLC Theatre.
  • RLC Music Showcase, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, RLC Theatre.
  • RLC Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, RLC Theatre.
  • Annual Board / Faculty Staff Awards, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, RLC Theatre.
  • Radiologic Technology Pinning Ceremony, 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, RLC Theatre.
  • Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, Waugh Gymnasium.

·         RLC Commencement, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, Waugh Gymnasium

Bost School Safety Proposal Passes House of Representatives

From Congressman Mike Bost’s office

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress passed a bipartisan proposal introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and  fellow Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) to help schools acquire and install panic buttons for alerting law enforcement to incidents of classroom violence.  Introduced in January, Bost and Schneider’s legislation was incorporated into H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, a broader package aimed at addressing school safety, which passed the House today by a vote of 407-10.

“As a former first responder, I know response time is vitally important during emergency situations,” said Bost. “We have panic buttons in banks, office buildings, and retail locations, there is no reason we shouldn’t have them at our schools to protect our children. I’m proud the House passed this bipartisan, commonsense proposal I worked on with Representative Schneider to protect our kids.”

“Representative Bost’s work on the STOP School Violence Act improved this legislation and will help make our communities safer,” said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “By including his SOS Act in the final bill that passed the House today, schools will have critical resources to improve safety and put them in more direct and discreet contact with local law enforcement in an emergency. Mike deserves a lot of credit for his work to make American schools safer.”

“We have a responsibility to protect our children and young people where they learn,” said Schneider. “I am proud of the bipartisan support Congressman Bost and I have built together for the Securing Our Schools Act, and am very pleased this commonsense idea has now passed the House. This should be just the start of our work here in Congress on solutions to reduce gun violence and improve student safety, and I look forward to building on this progress in the days ahead.”

Bost and Schneider’s bill, titled the Securing Our Schools Act, has over 50 bipartisan cosponsors, including Illinois Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).  It also has the support of the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Education Association.

Benton High School Alum Bradley Phillips sprints towards success

Bradley Phillips, center, is all grins as he signs his letter of intent to run track with Missouri Baptist University. (RLC public information photo)

INA – Bradley Phillips has something to prove.

Simply put, Phillips wants to prove he’s fast. But, there is so much more to it than that.

A high school track sprinter at Benton Consolidated High School, Phillips was a member of both the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams that smoked the previous school records.

“The 4×4 relay, we broke the record at state. We qualified at sectionals by running a 3:26. At state, we were seeded second. At state we ran a 3:22.85, and I believe that broke the school record by just under two seconds,” Phillips explained.

In spite of his success, Phillips received no offers to run at the college level. It was something that shook his belief in himself.

But, this is a young man who is no stranger to adversity.

When he was eight, he was riding his bike when he hit a hole in his yard. The handlebar struck Phillips in the rib, breaking it and sending the bone though his lung and into his liver. He had internal bleeding and a collapsed lung.

“I remember crawling up to the back door because I couldn’t walk. My sister was screaming and crying. They had to put a tube in me to re-inflate my lung and another to get rid of all the fluids.”

He survived the encounter and overcame a number of personal issues to find success. He wasn’t about to let this newest development derail him.

So, with track out of the question, he changed gears and set his sights on his degree.

“My plan was to go to SIU. So, I applied there. But, before the semester started, I had a change of heart. I decided to go to community college and save some money,” Phillips explained. “So, I called and withdrew from my classes. They told me it was all taken care of, and I started to come here to Rend Lake.”

It came as a shock when almost a year later he received a letter for SIU saying that he owed the college thousands of dollars for classes he never attended.

“I thought I was going to have to drop out of school here. There was no way I was going to be able to pay that. I was afraid a collection agency would try to take my car away or something like that.”

Luckily, Phillips had someone in his corner. Actually, a group of someones, the RLC STARS Program, a group of dedicated individuals devoted to student support.

RLC’s STARS Program is a Student Support Services grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education as a component of TRIO. It is designed to help eligible Rend Lake College students make the most of their college years by offering the advisement and academic support that may be needed to successfully complete a college degree and transfer to a four-year university. The STARS Program assists 160 Rend Lake College students each year.

“It took a lot of paperwork to prove I wasn’t there. I had to get my work stubs. There was a petition that I had to fill out. Leah [Stallman, TRIO Director] helped me navigate the whole thing. Without that help, I’m not sure what would have happened. That almost stopped me from going to college,” Phillips expressed.

“It’s like a little group of family. Amy [Cook] is like my mom. Jessica [Phillips] and Leah are like my aunts. Everyone over there is just so cool. Deidra [Traylor] and Marcia [Whitehead] are great. Everyone over there is just so friendly and helpful.”

Phillips credits STARS with being one of the reasons he is even still at college. Everything from transportation issues to food to a friendly ear, he says they are more than just college employees. He calls them his family.

With his academic life sorted back out, Phillips couldn’t shake his other passion, improving in the gym. But, without a track program at RLC, the runner began focusing on building muscle.

Instead of preparing for the next race, he was set on working out “to get big.”

“I was just a typical gym dude,” he said with a shrug. “I spent a lot of time in the gym.

Again, someone stepped up to help him get back on track. Coach Aron Kays, his former assistant track coach at BCHS, contacted Phillips and encouraged him to start running again and compete independently.

“Coach Kays saw something in me though. I wasn’t a very good athlete when I was little. I was scrawny, but I wanted to get better. I had a lot of drive. I wasn’t going to quit. I was always trying to learn more and figure things out. I was the guy who was always putting in work in the offseason. I buckled down and started really eating right and putting in more time than everyone else.”

“At that point, he had more faith in me than I had faith in myself,” Philips said.

So, at his coach’s urging, Phillips took to the track again. In his first meet back, he put up a time comparable with any of his races during his senior year. He hadn’t lost a step.

“I came out, trained hard for three weeks and ran a really good time. There was no reason to just keep trying. I proved to myself that I could do it.”

Little did Phillips know at the time, but his decision to start competing again would change his life.

During a competition at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill., Phillips raced against Missouri Baptist University (MOBAP) standout and RLC alum Robert Grinder.

All Phillips was hoping for was to compete with Grinder. He ended up leading some of the race and earning the attention of his competitor.

“He ended up beating me by a few hundredths of a second. He won conference at MOBAP. So, he’s a really great sprinter. So, after the race, Robert came back to me and gave me a high five. He told me good race and then introduced me to his coach, Mark Sissom.”

Phillips hit it off with the coaching staff at MOBAP and started communicating with the team.

All the hard work culminated last month when Phillips singed his letter of intent to run for Missouri Baptist starting in the fall, complete with an academic scholarship.

“This scholarship is a big deal,” he said grinning.

“I know I wasn’t born with athletic talent. I’ve had to really work hard to get where I am. I have been extremely lucky to have some fantastic people around me. Without people like Coach Kays or STARS, I wouldn’t have gotten here either. So, I want to win every time I complete. I want to represent this area and the people who put their faith in me,” he expressed.

Originally, Phillips wanted to study Physical Therapy. His obsession with improving athletically led him to put a lot of time and effort into studying what would help make him a better runner. But, during his time at RLC, he switched goals. Now, he’s hoping to become a math teacher.

Phillips enjoys mathematics. While running doesn’t come easy for him, numbers do. Plus, his entire life has been shaped and molded by the teachers who were there for him while he was growing up.

Phillips will graduate with his RLC degree in a few short weeks thanks in no small part to the STARS team and the generosity of Rend Lake College Foundation donors who provided one of the academic scholarships that Phillips was able to earn during his time in Ina.

So here, at the starting line of the next big chapter in his life, Phillips knows what he’s running for. Now, it’s more than just competing. It’s proving the trials and tribulations didn’t slow him down. It’s proving that he believes in himself as much as those around him do. It’s proving that he can be more than fast. It’s about proving he can be the best, both on and off the track.

Sesser-Valier registers 28 seniors during College Signing Day

Pictured:  FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Adrianna Fedderke, Katie King, Jaycee Garner, Emily Kovarik, Allyson Bryant, Elizabeth Crawford, Daisy Ort, Katie Robinson, and Haley Miller; MIDDLE ROW, Matthew Le Vault, Dailyn Noble, Desiree Pavletich, Paolina Marlo, Jenna Jones, Ashley Baxter, Alexis Swift, Alayna Hicks, Ellie Hattendorf, Brooke DeAngelo, Madison Baine, Katelynn Baine, and Gabrielle Garrison; BACK ROW, Billy Heard, Preston Launius, Josh Womak, Bryce Jones, Colton Brown, and Lukas Gunter. (ReAnne Palmer – RLC Public Information

By ReAnne Palmer 

Twenty-eight seniors at Sesser-Valier High School officially became Rend Lake College students this week during College Signing Days.  The students took their first steps into life after high school by meeting with an RLC Academic Adviser to enroll in summer and fall courses.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during the week of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

South Marion Road closed from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thursday

Franklin County Emergency Management  reports South Marion Rd between C Rd and Lawrence will be closed until approximately from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM Thursday for a water line install.  Use alternate routes.

This is on the edge of the city limits of West Frankfort.

Articulation agreements offer advantages for RLC Allied Health graduates

From rlc.edu

By ReAnne Palmer 

INA – Graduates and current students in two Rend Lake College Allied Health programs now have new opportunities to continue their education at a four-year institution. The new articulation agreements will help students enrolled in RLC’s Associate Degree Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs.

The agreements, approved during the March Board of Trustees meeting earlier this evening, are effective immediately for those who meet program requirements at both institutions. Kim Wilkerson, RLC Dean of Allied Health, said the benefits of each agreement are countless.

“Every articulation agreement is unique in that it gives our students an outline and goal for their future. They know what is expected of them at RLC and at the university where they want to transfer,” said Wilkerson. “Specifically, the agreements make sure each four-year institution is building on RLC learning experiences, therefore eliminating instruction duplication, and they provide students with a clear path toward their goals.”

RLC’s Radiologic Technology program graduates now have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiologic Sciences.

To qualify, students must complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology at RLC with a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), plus meet other admission requirements of SIU Carbondale’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Allied Health.

All RLC degree program graduates who meet SIU Carbondale’s admission requirements will be considered for admission, based on the department’s enrollment criteria and space availability. RLC students will need a minimum of 69.5 credit hours to transfer and will complete another 42 or more credit hours at SIUC before graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Before the approval of the agreement, RLC’s Radiologic Technology program offered two other articulations to local institutions. RLC has 11 other agreements with SIU Carbondale.

“Southern Illinois University Carbondale continues to draw many of our radiologic technology graduates who want to continue their education because of its location and proximity to our campus,” said Wilkerson. “We anticipate many students will take advantage of this agreement in the future.”

Two additional agreements were approved for graduates of RLC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program: one with McKendree University and a second with Indiana Wesleyan University.

ADN program graduates will transfer seamlessly into McKendree University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program, provided they meet admission requirements. Additionally, RLC students must pass the NCLEX-RN examination. Ninety hours of credit from RLC’s ADN program will be accepted and applied toward the Bachelor of Science program at McKendree.

RLC ADN students who enroll in McKendree University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) will be granted a 10 percent discount per credit hour. The discount will be based on continuous enrollment.

RLC students also have an extra opportunity for dual enrollment with McKendree University. Five course offerings are available to RLC students who have a 3.25 GPA and meet admission requirements.

ADN graduates can also transfer seamlessly to Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. RLC students will have to complete at least 60 credit hours with a grade “C” or higher, have a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and provide proof of a current unencumbered RN license.

The ADN articulation is the only agreement between RLC and both McKendree University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

“We are very excited to be able to partner with the universities that provide articulation agreements with our Associate Degree program so that our nursing students can continue their education and receive a BSN degree,” said Nancy Buttry, Director of Nursing. “The articulation agreement makes it easier for our students to receive the advanced degree which will open many doors for the graduates in their career in nursing.”

All agreements will be reevaluated annually by RLC and the partnering university. A list of specific courses that will transfer seamlessly to each institution was also provided. This list can be found on RLC’s website or when speaking with an RLC Academic Advisor.

Students wishing to learn more about program specifics should contact their RLC Academic Advisor at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266.

Hamilton County sends 31 seniors to College Signing Day

Pictured is, FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Aaron Karch, Alex Rapp, Noah May, Caleb Chapman, Waylon Webb, Corey Frailey, Trenton Cross, Hunter Adams, and Gavin Staller; MIDDLE ROW, Gregor Garrett, Bryce Made, Cole Zellers, Bradan Cross, Austin Lemmons, Kennedy Moles, Tristan McPeak, Matt Rubenacker, Kyle Van Abbema, Trey Rowland, and Caleb Wellen; BACK ROW, Zoey Mitchell, Sam Alverth, Krista Aud, Hannah Hart, Lauren Burris, Marissa Hook, Beka Tallman, Jacob Rapp, Zane Class, Rachel Savage, and Kirsty McDonald.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

 

INA – Thirty-one Hamilton County seniors are preparing for their first steps after high school this week during Rend Lake College’s third College Signing Day on the McLeansboro campus. RLC Advisors met with the students this week to give information, answer questions, and enroll students into summer and fall classes.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 classes at RLC is going on now. Classes start the week of June 4-8 for the summer semester and during theweek of August 20-24 for the fall semester. Contact RLC’s Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 to schedule an appointment for summer or fall registration.

Academic Advisors will also visit Norris City-Omaha-Enfield and Sesser-Valier high schools this week to speak with students. During the months of April and May, advisors will visit all 13 high school campuses to speak one-on-one with students and help them prepare for their first semester of college life.

According to the U. S. Department of Education, college graduates typically earn more and are less likely to face unemployment than those with a high school diploma. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a postsecondary degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. In fact, by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require college education or training.

RLC is a comprehensive community college located in Ina in Southern Illinois. Rend Lake College offers more than 100 associate degree and occupational certificate programs, preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or direct entry into the workforce. To learn more about RLC, visit www.rlc.edu/journey.

Culver’s could be coming to Carbondale; City Council set to vote on site plan tonight

CARBONDALE — ButterBurger and frozen custard fans in Southern Illinois have a reason to celebrate once again: A Culver’s franchise could soon be headed to Carbondale.

The Carbondale City Council will vote on a site plan Tuesday for the construction of the restaurant at 2401 Reed Station Parkway — the intersection of Illinois 13 and Reed Station Road.

The franchise will be owned by Aaron and Maria Jones from Thompsonville, who also owns the Marion store.

Please click on the link for the full story from Dustin Duncan of the Southern Illinoisan.

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/culver-s-could-be-coming-to-carbondale-city-council-set/article_f88d903a-edfe-54ea-8a25-0a98f96aa90b.html#tracking-source=home-breaking

 

Free family movie night at Benton Civic Center on March 31st

BENTON The Benton Civic Center and Leffler Funeral Home presents Disney’s COCO- free family movie night, March 31 at 6:00 PM!!!

Kids are welcome to bring a blanket and relax on the carpet. Tables and chairs will be provided for the parents. Pizza, popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!!!

This Free event is provided by the Benton Civic Center and Leffler Funeral Home

Local sponsor:Casey’s General Store – Benton Illinois location