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m I,,I o lr I-1 Thank You From Our Heart As volunteers on Chestnut Fire Department and Chest- nut EMS my husband, Alan, and I know what it I like to be there for others at what seems like the worst moment in their lives. We have always hoped to ease the fear, pain, and burden of whatever made that indi- vidual call 911. We have never O ' hesitated to drop everything we OI were doing run answer the call vhen our pagers go off. Febru- at 3 , 15, we were the family expe- riencing that love and help from know, but you came to support a brotherhood of firefighters. Thank you to the folks in Chest- nut and neighboring communi- ties that came out. Also, thank you to the family and friends that we have known through the years that once again were there for us. We thank each and every person that helped, attended, or wished they could have. It is true that many hands lighten the heaviest load and we are grateful for the hands. Thank you, Alan & Carol Kilgore Table Tennis Tournament Saturday March 21, he Mt. Pulaski Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the Mt. Pulaski Chris- tian Church Family Life Center. Doors Open: 8:00 a.m., Check In By: 8:45 a.m., and Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Entry Deadline: Wednesday, March 18. Entry Limit: First 45 paid entries. Entry Fee: $20 per person. Players need not be members of USATT nor have a rating. Ratings will be used for seed- ing purposes only, where appli- cable. Thank You Birthday Cdebration Format is 3-person opening I would like to personally round robin to determineclass thank all of the friends who in singles. Players then compete stopped by St. Thomas Catholic in bigger round robins in Class Church on Saturday, February A, Class B, or Class C. Matches 28 to help me celebrate my 90  are best 3-of-5 games to 11. birthday. It was a joy to see so Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in many of you. Your visit, cards, each event, and thoughtfulness will long be For information contact Ron remembered by our family. McCarty (217) 791-3558. Jeanne Connolley and Family others. January 12, Alan was diag- nosed with Lung Cancer. JanU- ary 19 we learned it was stage IV because it has metastasized in his brain as well. This was heart wrenching news to us. As we told small groups of friends and our families we felt help- less. The need to make multiple appointments for checkups and treatments was beginning to overwhelm me. The one evening shortly after learning of Alan's cancer the Chief of Chestnut Fire asked if we would be open to a benefit. Alan and I did not know what to expect but we gave Chestnut Fire, Chestnut EMS, and the Chestnut Family Restaurant the green light to plan whatever they wanted. The morning of Sunday, Feb- ruary 15 Alan and I just real- ized just how much our friends, family, and communities as a whole love us. In just four hours over 250 people came through the doors of the benefit brunch. Some of the supporters drove over three hours. It was a very uplifting and humbling expe- rience. It has been two weeks since the benefit and it is high time Alan and I thanked every- one for helping. Thank you to the Chestnut Family Restaurant for securing donations, cooking, and giving us a place to gather. Thank you to Chestnut Fire Department and Chestnut EMS for the planning and securing of donations as well as working the day of the benefit. Thank you to all the local fire depart- ments that were in attendance. Some of you we didn't even Variety Sale Saturday April 4 9am- 1 pm Large Variety of Baked Goods, Homemade Noodles, Perennial (Weather Permitting) Potted Plants, & Craft & Gift Items John's Lutheran Church 223 W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski