Saturday, June 14, 2014

Midsommar Dancing at the Colony School

Bishop Hill Midsommar Music Fest 
will return Saturday, June 21 
with a full day of musical performances, 
a Swedish Maypole celebration, 
and Old-Fashioned Barn Dance. 
The Main Stage concert in the village park
will begin at 11 am and end at 4 pm
This year’s lineup includes:

Black Hawk Pipes & Drums at 11:00 am
River Bend Bronze at Noon 
Jansson Five at 1 pm
Hammer & Pick at 2 pm
Bear Clan of Sweden at 3 pm
Following the concert, at 4 pm,  the Maypole will be dressed in flowers. Once adorned, visitors are invited to join a procession to deliver the decorated Maypole to the Colony School where the festivities will continue with dancing and refreshments.
Never explored the Colony School? Plan to stay even later for an evening of merriment at an old-fashioned barn dance. The school is the perfect backdrop for such an event! Music will be provided by The Rusty Pickup String Band and caller Gail Hintze. All are welcome; dance instruction for beginners is included.

Admission to the barn dance is $5 per person. 
For more information please call 309-927-3899

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Honor Flight Benefit Returns to Bishop Hill

Join us
Sun, June 8
3-7 pm
for our annual 

Help us raise funds to send area veterans to Washington, D.C.  Fortunate veterans who are chosen will visit memorials
dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.

In the last five years, the community has raised more than $50,000 for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network.  Area veterans will be provided with a free trip to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, and any veteran with a terminal illness.  Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals.  Representatives from the Honor Flight organization will be there to answer questions and to accept applications. 

The schedule begins with the Barbecue Rib dinner at 3 p.m. in the village park.  At 3:30 pm, the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders will arrive, after completing the Schuyler Patch Memorial Ride; at 4 pm, there will be an Invocation and then the Presentation of Colors by area VFW and American Legion groups.  There will be several speakers, including Representative Donald L. Moffitt from the 74th District and an Honor Flight representative.  Shelley Kinzer of Bishop Hill will be providing patriotic music.  Local Bishop Hill story teller Brian “Fox” Ellis will also perform.  Live auction provided by Stenzel Auction Service.  Auction items include a Chicago Blackhawks signed puck, a signed Chicago Bears print as well as locally made quilts, pottery, and other items.  Special military display provided by the Galva American Legion. There will be a military retreat at 1800 hours exactly (6 pm) with a 21 gun salute and taps.  Golf cart shuttle services, provided by Cambridge Cart, are provided from the edge of the park.  For more information call 927-3355.

The event is being organized by the Filling Station Restaurant. All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. If anyone wishes to make a donation, volunteer, or need more information call (309) 927-3355.