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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Golconda celebrates 20th Annual Jog and Hog

  • Twenty years ago, Pope County held the first Jog and Hog, a pre-Thanksgiving community meal and chance to highlight opportunities available through the Golden Circle.
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  • Twenty years ago, Pope County held the first Jog and Hog, a pre-Thanksgiving community meal and chance to highlight opportunities available through the Golden Circle.
    On Oct. 18, everyone is invited to meet at 9 a.m. at the Golden Circle and Jog (walk) through the community and hand out brochures regarding Golden Circle services.
    At 11 a.m., a light lunch will be served at the Golden Circle Center.
    There will also be music and games.
    At 5:30 p.m., the community potluck will be held. Participants are requested to bring a covered dish to share. There will be music of all types and lots of door prizes. For details, you may call Gloria at 683-7741.
    The Golden Circle, Pope County Senior Citizens Council and the Golconda Rotary Club work and plan for this event for an entire year. Several hundred people attend.
    It started as an outreach effort to the community to help inform them of services and activities available at the Golden Circle Center. A second goal was to share a meal with the entire community which resembled the first Thanksgiving by sharing in a big potluck meal.
    The Rotary Club, which has always been very active in community events, helps sponsor the "Jog and Hog" and prepares a great deal of delicious barbecue.

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