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Community events around the area

First United Methodist holding special service

MORRIS – The First United Methodist Church of Morris, 118 W. Jackson St., invites the community to attend the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service to hear Dayanidhi Rao tell his story and provide special music throughout the service. Daya is from Calcutta, West Bengal, India, and is traveling the United States on his “Taking His Songs to the Nations” tour and is making a stop in Morris.

Stavanger Lutheran to hold pork chop supper

SENECA – Stavanger Lutheran Church, 2904 N. 32nd Road, Seneca, is holding a pork chop supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost for one chop is $11 and $12 for two. A hot dog meal is $4. The meal also includes baked beans, applesauce, cabbage slaw, drink, bread and dessert. Carryouts will be available. Tickets for the event can be purchased from Beth Jackson at 815-357-6339 or Jan Helland at 815-941-5012.

Joliet and Morris swim team registration begins

MORRIS – The Joliet and Morris Stingrays swim team is starting up another season. All levels are welcome; members must be 5 to 18 years old. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morris Community High School, 1000 Union St., Morris. For information, visit

Hospital hosts Volunteer Recruitment Fair Tuesday

MORRIS – Morris Hospital has scheduled a Volunteer Recruitment fair from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. The fair provides an opportunity for adults who are interested in learning about volunteering at Morris Hospital and to meet volunteers in various assignments.

Volunteers are particularly needed at this time for the surgical waiting room, gift shop and reception desk. Volunteer drivers and drivers’ assistants also are needed for the Patient Transportation program. All volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Hospital volunteers also are provided a uniform and picture identification badge to wear while performing volunteer duties.

In appreciation of their service, Morris Hospital provides volunteers complimentary flu shots, participation in Morris Hospital fitness classes, meals in the hospital on the day of service, as well as recognition for service hours. For information on the volunteer recruitment fair, call 815-705-7022.

Morris Kiwanis Club will host its first Trivia Night

MORRIS – The Morris Kiwanis Club has scheduled its first Trivia Night Contest fundraiser for 6 p.m. Oct. 18. The event will be at the Moose Lodge in Morris.

Teams of 10 members will compete for bragging rights. Anyone interested in taking part should get a team together and let the club know so a table can be reserved. The cost of the event is $20 a team member. The event will feature a cash bar, and each table will be provided a pizza during the event. Contact any club member if interested in being involved, or email Don McKinney at Call 815-861-1663.

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