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CCHA Resident Summer Picnic

We are having a picnic and would love for you to come.  So put on some sunscreen and let’s have some fun!

All Carroll County Housing Authority residents are cordially invited to join us for a Resident Summer Picnic at Mest Manor. Let’s enjoy the summer season with fellow residents, some delicious food and great conversation.  So make your plans now and write down the date, it’s time to get together and celebrate!    

DATE:   Wednesday, July 17, 2024             

TIME:    12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 2:00 p.m. 

LOCATION:  Mest Manor Dining Room    

MENU: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Potato Chips, Fruit & Beverage 

NOTE:  If you plan on attending the Summer Picnic, please sign-up on the list provided in the Mest Manor Lobby, or call the CCHA office at 815-273-7081 to RSVP by Thursday, July 11th.   

Homegrown Healthy Program

The University of Illinois Extension office will be offering a complimentary Homegrown Healthy program for our Carroll County Housing Authority residents.  Please join University of Illinois Educator, Bruce Black, for this   ten (10) week program, where participants learn how to grow an actual community garden at Mest Manor, get an introduction to hydroponics, and try new foods made with garden produce. 

DATE:  Wednesdays | Starting June 5 – August 21st 

TIME:   2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Mest Manor (525 Third Street)

Healthy communities grow with community support.  This program will focus on vegetable gardening while taking you on a journey from planning the garden, preparing the soil, planting crops, and beginning to harvest.  The classes will provide the nutritional value of your harvest, and garden-to-table recipes to prepare healthy dishes in your own home. The program is free and open to the public.  NOTE:  You are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.