May 4, 2012 4:08PM
Students at Lincoln-Way Central High School grew these plants and others for the school's annual spring plant sale. | submitted photo
Updated: June 7, 2012 8:04AM
Student plant sale
NEW LENOX — The Lincoln-Way Central Green House Management and the Intro to Green House Management classes are ready to share their beautiful spring plants with the community.
The plant sale will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Friday. The sale will continue May 17-18 at same times as the previous week.
Plants cost $1.50 per tray or $9 per flat. Geraniums cost $1.50 or seven for $10. Hanging baskets will range from $8 to $10.
“This is a hands-on class; the students have the responsibility of growing their plants,” said teacher Marc Hucek.
The plant sale includes pansies, asters, begonias, sweet alyssum, marigolds, petunias, impatiens, salvia, snapdragon, New Guinea impatient, fuchsia, spike, dusty miller, vinca vine, tomatoes and bell pepper. Additional student-propagated plants are available.
Jim’s Ride benefits school
MORRIS — Immaculate Conception School again will sponsor Jim’s Ride at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The ride will be a 10-mile trip along the I & M Canal starting at Gebhard Woods. Riders will travel west to the Five Mile Bridge and back. Upon returning to Gebhard Woods, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a picnic sponsored by the I.C.S. Parents Club.
A 1-mile ride for younger children will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Riders are asked to seek sponsors. To participate, an individual or a family must have a minimum of $50 in pledges.
This year half the income from the ride will be used to enhance the school’s technology curriculum. The other half of the income will be used to help fund tuition scholarships for qualifying families.
The event honors the memory of Jim Feeney, who graduated from ICS and served the community in innumerable ways during his lifetime.
For information, contact the school office.
Choir alumni concert
PLAINFIELD — All Indian Trail Middle School choir alumni are invited to take part in the school’s annual Disney Concert at 7 p.m. May 15 to help commemorate choir director Mason Luebbing’s 10th anniversary at the school.
Alumni and current Indian Trail choir students will rehearse together from 6-8 p.m. May 14 in the school cafeteria, 14723 S. Eastern Ave.
Interested alumni should email Luebbing for planning purposes, at email@example.com.
MORRIS — The annual Honors Recognition Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and at that time 203 Morris High School students will be recognized for academic achievement.
The event will begin with hors d’oeuvres and dessert prepared and served by students under the direction of Zan Higgins. The program will follow in the varsity gym, where students will be individually recognized.
The keynote speaker is Kelly Dransfeldt, a 1993 graduate of Morris and a 2005 graduate of Lewis University.
Dransfeldt is currently employed by Grundy National Bank as a financial adviser. Dransfeldt played college baseball at the University of Michigan and was a fourth round draft pick of the Texas Rangers in 1996.
During his nine-year professional career he played with Texas, Cincinnati, Boston and the Chicago White Sox.
Dransfeldt returned to Morris to raise his family and give back to the community he grew up in.
‘Hats on Day’ on tap
MORRIS — On May 17, the Interact Club will sponsor “Hats on Day” at Morris High School.
Stickers will go on sale prior to the event and will allow students to wear their favorite hat. This year will have a baseball theme.
The funds raised are used to make young cancer patients’ daily lives more comfortable as they deal with the disease.
School staging musical
SHOREWOOD — Trinity Christian School invites the community to enjoy an evening of fun at the school’s annual Middle School Musical that will feature everything from big band to valley girls.
“Time of Your Life” is a journey through the decades and the 10 Commandments. The musical features 75 of the school’s grade 6-8 students.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at the school, 901 Shorewood Drive.
Tickets can be reserved online at eventsbot.com. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Call 815-577-9310.