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ICGS' Superstition Supper

ICGS' Superstition Supper slated for May 13

Superstition is "the belief in supernatural causality - that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events - such as astrology and certain aspects linked to religion, like omens, witchcraft and prophecies, that contradict natural science."

Are you a superstitious person? Do you shudder when a black cat crosses your path? Do you fear seven years bad luck when you break a mirror? Do you experience a bit of bad luck and then barricade yourself from others because you just know your bad luck comes in three's? Will you walk out of your way to avoid walking under a ladder? Do you feel like running for the hills when someone opens an umbrella indoors? Are you a "friggatriskaidekaphobic"? Do you know what a "friggatriskaidekaphobic" is? Well, it's someone who fears Friday the 13th.

Whether you are superstitious or not, you are invited to take part in a "Superstition Supper" being organized by members of the Iroquois County Genealogical Society. The event, featuring a variety of soups and desserts, will take place 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. Serving takes place in the Victorian Parlor and diners will be seated across the hall.

This is a free event (though donations will be accepted to benefit the ICGS) but those who partake will be required to share a superstition they acknowledge. Superstitions will be posted all down the hallway and on the tables, and a superstition welcome gift will be given to a limited number of participants.

Organizers of the event noted carry-outs will be available.

For more information on this event, call 815-432-3730.

French Day in Beaverville

The Iroquois County Genealogy Society and the Kankakee Valley Genealogy Society are presenting a day of French history, information, and research. This will be held on August 27 at the St Mary's Fellowship Hall in Beaverville, Illinois. This is an all-day event with lunch served, afternoon snacks, raffle items, and much, much information on our French ancestors who settled in this area.

Cost for this event will be $15 for non-members and $10 if you are a member of either the Iroquois County or Kankakee Valley Genealogy Societies. Mark the date of August 27th, and it's not too early to get your reservation in.

If you have French descent in your ancestry, we are planning a French Day-conference in August. So if you are planning a trip this way and are interested in the French side of your family keep watching for details or email us for further details. The German Day went so well last year, we are looking forward to the French Day this summer.

The Iroquois County Genealogy Society
The Kankakee Valley Genealogy Society

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French Day Reservation
27 August 2016

French Day Reservation
27 August 2016

Date: 27 August 2016

Time: 10 am at St Mary's Church in Beaverville

Coffee hour at 9:30

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society is now an affiliate library of Family Search.

So you can order your films from Salt Lake City and have them sent to our library where you can view the films and make copies. We will be glad to help you get your films ordered if needed. We have 4 microfilm readers with printers.

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