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WSIU Almanac 2.26.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day 1929 US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park.


Marion Connects, a local not-for-profit organization, is putting on the first ever Southern Illinois Taco Festival on Friday, March 1st, at 6 pm at Celebrations Event Center in Marion. The event will feature a selection of meats and salsas from local restaurants, giving ticket holders the chance to try a variety of tacos in one place. More info on the Marion Connects Facebook Page.

In Carbondale, the annual SIU Sibs & Kids Fun Day is on Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 2pm at the SIU Student Center and is free for children and families of SIU students. Enjoy inflatables, bingo, yard games, bowling, food & more.

In Vienna, You can sign up for the Total Eclipse 5K Run. Or sign up for a 10K if you wish. Additional race information can be found at https://www.totaleclipserun.com/.
Vienna City Park
Food trucks and entertainment will be present at the park
Monday, April 8, 2024
Main run events will be at 10:00 AM
Fun run around the park for kids at noon.
The 2nd Annual Saluki Ball will be on Saturday, April 20 at The Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hosted by Chancellor Austin Lane & Mrs. Loren Lane. The Saluki Ball is dedicated to raising funds that bridge the financial gap for students.

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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.