The Daily Eastern News

State Rep. Miller to host campaign fundraiser

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 29, 2019

State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Robinson) is hosting a campaign fundraiser, “Bluegrass and Burgers,” at Miller Park in Oakland Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), who is also a candidate for state senator of the 55th district, and State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville)...

Bowls of Hope to offer up art for fundraiser

Staff Report

February 11, 2018

Artists will donate hand-crafted bowls that people can buy for the 15th annual “Bowls of HOPE” fundraiser. The fundraiser is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 and will feature soups, sides, drinks and sweets from volunteers and local businesses, as well as the bowls from community artists, according...

Eastern sells out tickets for Friday’s games

Senior Montell Goodwin drives to the basket in the Panthers’ 94-58 win in Lantz Arena Nov. 2016. Eastern hosts Illinois Friday night.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

In efforts to raise money for the hurricane victims, Eastern’s basketball program set up a double header Friday night in Lantz Arena. The men’s team is going up against Illinois for the first time at home in the schools’ histories, and the women are taking on Indiana State. Tickets for both...

Theater raises awareness for Alzheimer’s

Brooke Schwartz, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2017

A night of movie trivia, costume contests and prizes with the goal of raising money for Alzheimer’s Disease awareness will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Green Mill Village Theater in Arcola. The cost of attendance is $10, with all proceeds going to The Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Cassie Yoder,...

Fundraiser provides HOPE to survivors

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2017

A local organization advocating for survivors of domestic violence is hosting its annual Bowls of HOPE fundraiser Tuesday evening, an event its executive director said is crucial for the organization. Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois is an organization that strives...

Community members ‘Band Together’ to raise money for Christmas

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 18, 2015

The sounds of music filled the air as people socialized and placed bets on a silent auction during the Citizen’s Against Child Abuse’ eighth annual “Band Together” event at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wednesday. Band Together has been a fundraiser planned to raise money to buy Christmas...

Community ‘bands together’ to raise money for Christmas gifts

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 16, 2015

The eighth annual Band Together for Kids will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 1821 20th St. Citizens Against Child Abuse, Housing Outreach Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois, sponsors the event. Band Together is a fundraiser that helps raise money to...

Hunger banquet on year-long hiatus

Emma James, a junior psychology major, and Stacy McQueen, parent of Lauren McQueen, serve apples, oranges, and bananas at the

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 16, 2015

For years, the Hunger Banquet has tried to serve as an awareness event on the topic of starvation, and this year those who usually participate in it tell why they did not plan for the affair. The Haiti Connection usually has the banquet the third week of November, but instead they cancelled it and...

Pemberton Hall’s ‘Haunted Hospital’ helps HOPE

Candice Basista, a sophomore pre-nursing major, prepares for Pemberton’s “Haunted Hospital” on Wednesday in the basement of Pemberton Hall. Basista said this hauted house brings not just Pemberton’s residents together, but the entire campus for scary fun. The haunted house is $2 for entry.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 28, 2015

The basement of Pemberton Hall will be decorated with bloody arms and legs at its “Haunted Hospital” Halloween weekend. The haunting starts 9 p.m. Friday and again at the same time Saturday. This is the third year Pemberton has brought a haunted house to campus. Each year the residence halls...

Firefighters also fighting against cancer

Lynnsey Veach, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015

October is breast cancer awareness month and while different registered student organizations are raising funds for breast cancer research, community members are doing their part as well. The Charleston Fire department will be selling t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts that benefit the health of local wo...

‘HOPE’-ful night at Jackson Avenue Coffee

Mary Bower passes out double chocolate cake with caramel cream to friends at the Bowls for HOPE fundraiser at the St. Charles Borromeo Church on Feb. 16.

Lynnsey Veach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2015

For over 15 years, the Housing Outreach Prevention and Education, of East Central Illinois has raised money through their “Night of HOPE,” for those affected by domestic violence. Jackson Avenue Coffee will be hosting the Night of HOPE from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; food and entertainment will...

Soup Stop hosts fundraiser to help community

Chris Picazo, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2015

Soup Stop will be hosting a fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. Soup Stop is a non-profit organization funded through donations and run by volunteers that has been in Charleston since 2001. Mary Nance-Miller, the chair of Soup Stop, said the organization...

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