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WSIU Almanac 11.21.23

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1976 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Locally, In Carbondale, the 55th Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal is being offered to all. Enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal. On Thanksgiving day from Noon to 2pm at the Newman Center at 715 S Washington Street. To volunteer or make a donation, call The Newman Center at 618-529-3311 or email office@siucnewman.org. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Student Center, the Knights of Columbus, SIH, SIU Credit Union, area churches, businesses, and generous individuals.

A Very Merry Marion kicks off with the Very Merry Holiday Parade November 26, at 5:30 p.m. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will even be featured in the parade this year. The parade travels along Main Street from the Junior High to Washington Elementary. Learn more about all of the Holiday Festivities planned in Marion, visit https://www.verymerrymarion.com/

Connect 360 Presents its 4th Annual Hands & Toes Event. They are collecting Socks and Gloves for those in need. Donations will be accepted through Dec 14th at The Boyton Street Community Center in Marion and Connect 360 in Marion. Visit www.connect360.life for more information.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.