RACO discusses events

RACINE — The Racine Area Community Organization held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 22. Dr. Doug Hunter had prayer before our meal. Secretary and Treasurer’s reports were presented and approved. In old business the winners of the RACO Christmas Lights Decorating Contest were reviewed: first place — Cheryl Marnhout ($100); second place — Doug aad Phyllis Rees ($75); and third place — Jonathan and Dawana Dunn. The Thorla family light display in the park was a huge success and enjoyed by many over the Christmas season. The Christmas village buildings displayed this year was also very popular. RACO hopes to add several more businesses next year to this display. RACO gave 300 Christmas treats to community members.

Allen Graham donated to RACO money made while playing Santa at various events.

In new business, RACO discussed their winter yard sale to be held on Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the American Legion building. The Legion members will be selling food those days. RACO will be having their annual RACO games held at Syracuse Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). The prizes will include several designer purses and kitchen items, etc.. As always the Syracuse Community Center will be selling refreshments. Tickets for the games may be purchased by contacting Bev Cummins (949-3099), Alice Wolfe (949-2286), Kim Romine (992-2067 or 992-7079), or Dale Hart (949-2656). There will be an early bird prize. Tickets can also be purchased at the door that evening. RACO will also be planning their Spring yard sale in May.

RACO will be taking scholarship applications to Southern High School to be handed out on Thursday, March 1. Any student continuing their education beyond high school is eligible to apply.

Dale Hart led in the Pledge to the Flag to close our meeting. There were 12 members in attendance. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30p.m. (location to be announced).