Calling Puzzle Pros and Wannbes: Support the O’Fallon Food Pantry and O’Fallon Township High School Library

jigsaw-puzzle-piecesSo you think you’re pretty good at fitting puzzle pieces together?  Then test your mettle and support your community by attending the Great OTHS Puzzle Race February 24.  Doors open at 5:30 PM and the competition begins at 6 PM.   This wholesome and family-friendly competition will support both the OTHS Library (aka Instructional Media Center or IMC) and the Community Food Bank.

Jennifer Lara, District Instructional Media Center Coordinator & Information Literacy Director, said the event is for family and friends of all ages and is a chance to put away phones and devices and have eye-to-eye contact in a fun setting.OTHS

There are only 28 tables and two have already sold.  To participate download and complete this   Reservation Form  then mail it and a $40 check payable to OTHS to: OTHS IMC, Attn: Jennifer Lara, 600 South Smiley Street, O’Fallon, IL 62269.  Forms and payment can also be dropped off at the Smiley Security desk at the main entrance.

The reservation and payment must be received by Feb. 23. 

food1Each team of four players will race to put together a 750-piece puzzle. All team puzzles will be the same.  Lara said the proceeds will be split evenly between the Community Food Bank and the high school IMC.

This fund-raiser supports IMC Enrichment Programs such as the Distinguished Speaker Series, National Law Day, and a large Technology Fair.  National Law Day, is May 1, and students meet lawyers, judges, bailiffs, and assistants – experiences kids might not otherwise have, Lara said.  There are also displays that help students understand important legal battles.

The O’Fallon Community Food Pantry distributes donated food items to needy residents with a 62269 zip code within O’Fallon and Shiloh, Illinois.

  • Canned food
  • Toiletries, personal hygiene items & cleaning products
  • Bread & desserts
  • Meat, milk, eggs and margarine
  • Seasonal home-grown vegetables
  • Pasta, rice cereal and more

The pantry is operated by volunteers and has served the community since 1992. Their hours are:  Monday   9:00 am – noon; Tuesday  9:00 am – 3:00 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The puzzle challenge is co-sponsored by the O’Fallon Federation of Teachers Local 3939 and the Bank of O’Fallon.  There will be prizes and a raffle at the event.

So for an opportunity to have fun with friends and family while contributing to the community, register soon for the Great OTHS Puzzle Race.

Happy Puzzling!  Susan C.

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