Village News

Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov 26, 2014

 

The first annual community Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 6th at 6:00 pm in Fletcher Park by the old school house.  Santa, hot cocoa and cookies to follow. 

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Food Pantry

Nov 26, 2014

Mt Zion United Methodist Church will open their food pantry on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

The church will supplement the grocery needs for needy families living in the Mt. Zion School District. Our regular distribution will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month between 9:00  am and noon.

Eligible families are asked to pre-register at the church (1220 W. Main St.) between 9:00 am - noon on Friday, December 5th or Saturday, December 6th.

Applicants will need current proof of Mt. Zion School District residence at the time of registration.

Water Main Break

Nov 25, 2014

The Mt. Zion Public Works Department is repairing a water main break on Burgener Drive.  Residents in the area may experience low water pressure or discolored water.  Please be patient as the Public Works Department is working as quickly as possible to repair the water main.  

LETTERS TO SANTA

Nov 13, 2014

LETTERS TO SANTA!

WE ARE COLLECTING LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS THAT WE WILL MAKE SURE GET TO HIM AT THE NORTH POLE.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU DROP OFF YOUR LETTER TO VILLAGE HALL BY THE 15TH OF DECEMBER (SANTA WILL BE BUSY AFTER THAT!) WITH A RETURN ADDRESS AND WE WILL SEE IF HE WILL WRITE YOU BACK.

WALK THEM IN, DROP THEM IN THE MAIL TO THE VILLAGE OR USE THE DROP BOX IN FRONT OF VILLAGE HALL.  ANYWAY YOU CAN SO SANTA WILL KNOW THAT YOU’VE BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR!

Mt Zion Christmas Craft Show

Nov 06, 2014

Mt Zion Christmas Craft Show

Friday, November 7th 7 pm - 9 pm

Saturday, November 8th 9 am - 3 pm

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping with 80 vendors. 

Mt. Zion Convention Center 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway

2015 Mt. Zion Convention Rates

Oct 30, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015, all contracts for the Mt. Zion Convention Center will be subject to the following rates:

 

    A B C Kitchen "C" E F
Monday - Thursday   $540 $430 $540 $75 $75 $75
Friday   $650 $540 $760 $125 $100 $100
Saturday   $760 $650 $760 $125 $100 $100
Sunday (Non-holiday)   $640 $530 $540 $75 $75 $75
Sunday (Holiday)   $740 $630 $640 $75 $75 $75
               
    A & B     A,B,C    
Monday-
Thursday
  $650     $990    
Friday   $1,090     $1,560    
Saturday   $1,370     $1,850    
Sunday (Non holiday)    $1,070     $1,610    
Sunday (Holiday)    $1,290     $1,990    
Additional Services:
Expo/Trade Show/Booth Events Surcharge:
Flip Chart $30 0-25 Booths $300 per day
Fog Machine $25 26-50 Booths $500 per day
Marquee Announcement $35 51+ Booths $600 per day
Table Stands $30 (These fees are in addition to the daily rental fee)
Stage $250
Projector (Room A)  $100
Projector (Room D)  $50 Weekly (Monday- Thursday) 15% discount for Holiday Parties
Sound (1 mic) $100
Premium Sound $250 Friday Set-up Fee: $200.00 9-2 p.m. (If not booked, 8 days prior to event)
New Services:
Projector screen B or C $35
                 
South w/board & engineer $550
               
Coat Check (Max 4 hrs) $100 
($25 each add. Hour)
                 
Floor Plan Changes (more than two) $25 per change
                 
Cocktail tables $100 (12)
$50 (6)
$25 (3)
 

Ameren Faraday-PPG Transmission Project Open House

Oct 29, 2014

Ameren Illinois will be hosting a second series of open houses at the Mt. Zion Convention Center regarding the Faraday-PPG Transmission Project.  The open houses will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m.  

The open house will provide a project overview, answer questions, and collect input for the routing process.  The same information will be available for both open houses; there are no formal presentations.  Later this year Ameren Illinois will be filing a petition with the ICC requesting approval of the Faraday-PPG Transmission Project and of the recommendation for the two new transmission lines.

Mt. Zion Trail Autumn Walk

Oct 27, 2014

Celebrating 10 years of the Mt. Zion Trail

2004-2014

Sponsored by the Mt. Zion Parks & Recreation Commission

Saturday, November 1st at Goodwin Park

Come out betweem 10 am - 2 pm and walk .5 mile, 1 mile, or 3 miles (or as far as you want!)

Incentive prizes will be handed out. Snacks will be provided.

Walkers, strollers, and bicycle riders welcome!

Mega Recycling Event Announced

Oct 21, 2014

The 3rd Annual Mega Recycling Event will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Richland Community College campus on the Progress City USA  grounds with access at the east end of East Mound Road. 

This is a drive-through, drop-off collection for a wide array of household items sponsored by Midwest Fiber Recycling and Macon County Environmental Management

 

Items accepted include:

  • Single-stream recyclables such as paper, bottles, cans, containers
  • Electronics- including TVs, computers, laptops, printers, game consoles, media players, satellite receivers and more (limit of 2 TVs/CRT monitors per car; no projections TVs)
  • Fluorescent bulbs – either compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) or tubes of no more than 4 feet in length
  • Tires  - limit of 4 passenger vehicle tires
  • Batteries – rechargeable and single-use
  • Scrap metal
  • Eyeglasses
  • American flags
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Household textiles – towels, bedding, curtains
  • Mercury-containing thermostats
  • Small toys & stuffed animals
  • Sports equipment
  • Baby food pouches
  • Confidential papers – will be shredded on site



Mt. Zion Unveils New Convention Center Website

Oct 16, 2014

The Village of Mt. Zion is proud to announce the creation of a new website dedicated to the Mt. Zion Convention Center.  The new website www.mtzconventioncenter.com contains information regarding the Convention Center and all activities associated with it.  For more information regarding the website or the Mt. Zion Convention Center contact Kelly McCourt Edwards at (217) 864-5424.