The Blessings in a Backpack program is designed to help provide weekend meals to students who have trouble getting food at home during that time due to various reason.
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Former District #205 Assistant Superintendent Joel Estes and Knox College Head football coach Damon Tameo are involved in an event to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
The Knox College and Illinois College football teams worked together on a charitable project in Jacksonville last season. The schools/teams are joining forces once again to benefit the local Blessings in a Backpack program. The event will take place in conjunction with the football game between the teams at the Knosher Bowl. It will not only help gather food for children in need but the children who benefit from the local program will have a chance to run on the field prior to the game. Students from Steele, Nielsen and King schools are invited to lead the Prairie Fire team onto the field. Fans are encouraged to bring a can of chicken soup to the game. The goal is to collect 1400 cans. That would provide enough food for 2 weeks in backpacks. We talked about the program and event with Joel Estes and Damon Tameo on the WGIL Morning News.
After decades of sitting on the Knox College campus unused, Alumni Hall is finally open and functioning.
A Chicago theater company called Silk Road Rising has an member of their company spending the fall semester at Knox College as a resident artist. The company contacted the Galesburg Public Library looking for their help to promote the actor’s original play that will be performed during their time at Knox College.
The annual Knox College/Galesburg Football League camp is coming up in early July. Camp organizer Andy Gibbons says the camp will be held July 7th thru 10th at the Knosher Bowl on the Knox campus. He described the format for the camp on the WGIL Morning News.
A Galesburg foundation started in the wake of a passing of a local businessman is making some big donations once again to local organizations.
The G. L. Vitale Family Foundation — named for longtime G&M Distributors head Guy Vitale — announced yesterday that six groups will split $157,000 in gifts.