The Iroquois County Chapter of the Red Cross welcomes the public to its Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Saturday, Sept 12th at the Masonic Lodge in Watseka. Serving from 7 – 11 am, this is a fundraiser for the local chapter. “Your chance to say ‘Thanks’ to dedicated volunteers. Tickets are available in advance from Red Cross board members or at the door.
> If there’s one thing Iroquois County Red Cross Board Chairman Dan Raymer wants the public to know, it’s that the Red Cross is still here.
The Iroquois County Chapter struggled through some tough times over the last several months. Forced to abandon their popular site, where the Red Cross shingle was obvious on Walnut Street in Watseka, the chapter office re-located to N. 4th Street in Watseka. That home was short-lived however. Financial matters forced that office to close too.
Raymer took the reigns and now has 14 volunteer board members committed to maintaining vital Red Cross services. Iroquois Memorial Hospital has made a record-keeping office available and Raymer says the dedicated Board is focused to its re-building process. And that local Red Cross phone number remains the same — 815-432-4659. The same emergency services are still there for people in need. A Peoria regional office and staff is also readily available to help.