Organizations


 

American Legion

Elmo F. Hill Post 291
P.O. Box 171
Lexington, IL 61753

Contact:  Rod Worth, Legion Commander, 309-826-2283
Monthly meetings are held at the Community Center on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Dinner at 6:00 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

Annual Ceremonies
Memorial Day - May 30, Community Center
Veteran’s Day - November 14, Memorial by City Hall


Annual Fundraiser
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast in mid-January (Check The Lexingtonian for details)
Blue Star Service Banners are available for households with an active duty serviceperson, free of charge. The American Legion provides Military Rites at funerals of veterans.

Booster Club

Contact: Scott Kaiser, 309-830-1371, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The objective of the Booster Club, organized in 1988, is to support Lexington School athletics and other extra-curricular groups and activities through financial assistance made possible by donations from the Lexington community and businesses, and other money-making activities.

The Booster Club awards a scholarship to a male and female senior athlete selected by ballot from the Lexington community. Meetings are held during the school year every other month, beginning in September on the 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Grade School Computer Lab.

Additional information and request forms for financial support can be found on the schools website.

Lexington Boy Scouts Troop 51

Sponsored by American Legion Elmo F. Hill Post 291
Scoutmaster:  Les Daniels,  309-838-5854,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee Chair:  Valerie Daniels, 309-830-5854, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meetings are held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 107 E. Chatham Street, Lexington, IL 61753 in the fellowship hall on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.

Age Requirements: 10 - 18 year old males
The purpose of boy scouting is to train tomorrows leaders using outdoor activities, camping settings and promoting physical fitness (sports teams) and citizenship in today’s young men. Troop 51 camps once a month in addition to our weekly meetings. We are also active in the community by placing American Flags on veterans’ graves on Memorial Day weekend, supporting the Lexington Food Pantry, aluminum can drives, service at Red Carpet Corridor, and assisting the American Legion with their annual pancake and sausage breakfast.

Lexington Cub Scouts Pack 51

Sponsored by American Legion Elmo F. Hill Post 291
Cubmaster:  Bob Clark 309-365-7179

Age Requirements:  Boys in 1st - 5th grade
Cub Scouts learn by doing. All activities are hands-on experiences where the boys will learn citizenship training, personal fitness, and character development. The boys will be divided into dens based on their grade in school and have bi-monthly den meetings. The meetings will teach the boys good citizenship and build a positive relationship with their peers and leaders. The Cub Scout motto is Do Your Best! Some of the annual fun activities are the Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Raingutter Regatta, and Cake Bake.

Lexington Fine Arts Club

Contacts: 
Eleanor Hess, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jason Bonny, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mandy Mullison, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Fine Arts Program in Lexington Schools impacts every student enrolled from PreK and Kindergarten through High School with a variety of opportunities in classrooms, as well as extracurricular experiences! The goal of the Fine Arts Booster Club is to support the school administration and faculty in offering diverse Fine Arts related activities for Lexington students.


In addition to helping organize fundraisers throughout the school year, the Fine Arts Boosters Club helps in the planning and volunteer stages of the annual Lexington Schools Fine Arts Festival. At this event (typically held in March) patrons can experience the many ways our students excel in the Fine Arts at Lexington Schools. Included in the event are musical performances from 1st through 12th grade students, artwork created by various age levels,


Literacy Club (Speech) performances, Young Author Books (Elementary) and many other attractions.


The Fine Arts Club welcomes your participation either as a member or as a volunteer assisting our faculty in offering the wide variety of Fine Arts activities. Meeting times vary and are posted on the Lexington School District Calendar and as an article on the Lexington School website. For more information, please contact Eleanor Hess, Jason Bonny, or Mandy Mullison at Lexington Schools by calling (309) 365-2711 or through the emails listed above.

Lexington FFA Alumni

106 Kenneth Drive
Lexington, IL 61753

Contact: Kevin Poppe 309-365-3651
Chartered in 1990, the Lexington FFA Alumni has two goals:

  1. To support the Ag program at Lexington Community Schools.
  2. To support the activities of the Lexington FFA Chapter.

Annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Lexington FFA parent - member banquet.

Food Pantry

Contact:  Penny Brown 309-365-8824

Lexington Garden Club

Contacts: 
Lucy Loper, 309-310-3518

The Lexington Garden Club was formed to bring garden enthusiasts together for the sharing and exchange of ideas and information. From the small container gardener to the grand landscaper, and from the vegetable gardener to the perennial fanatics. Beginners to Master Gardeners. Garden enthusiasts of all sorts are welcome and encouraged to join and participate. The group meets monthly in Lexington, Illinois. Meeting times and location will be posted in The Lexingtonian and Facebook. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook.

Girl Scouts of America

Contact:  Amanda McLaughlin, 309-662-5384, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


“Where Girls Grow Strong”
Girls Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to join. The Annual Cookie sale is in January and delivery is early March.

Program Focus Areas

  • Healthy Living; Financial Literacy; Travel; The Arts; Outdoor Education;
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

 

Lexington Home & Community Education (HCE)

Contacts:
Alice Wick, Co-President, 309-365-4631
Geneva Boyd, Co-President, 309-365-8076

HCE is an organization that meets in a social setting to learn about family relationships, food and nutrition, public policy, consumer issues and more. Programs are provided by local members and the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, The US Department of Agricultural and other land grant institutions.

Meetings are held at the Church of Christ Uniting the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome.

Lexington Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.

“The Fort”
318 W. Main Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309-365-4591
www.lexingtonillinoisfort.org


The Fort is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Volunteers are available to assist with genealogical research. Clubs, groups, and school classes are invited to schedule a visit. Annual memberships are available to anyone interested in joining the Society.

Ionic Thompson Chapter #147

Order of Eastern Star
Route 24
ElPaso, IL 61738

Contact:  Barbie Freed, Secretary, 309-365-8128

Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 pm.

Jaycees

P.O. Box 161
Lexington, IL 61753

Contacts:
Cody Ketelson, President 309-846-0877
Nathan Miller, Vice President 309-846-5276
Shane Little, Treasurer 309-275-9682


Meetings are held at the Community Center the 3rd Monday of each month.


The Annual Cash Bash is held in February and is the primary fundraising event for the Jaycees. Donations from the Cash Bash are used for Youth Softball, Baseball, Football, Swim Team, and other community events.

Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 227
Lexington, IL 61753

Contacts:
Anita Revelle, President, 309-365-8779
Jim Lindsey, Membership, 309-365-5381


“Lexington Kiwanis Club has been serving the children and community since 1977”

Meetings are held at the Community Center at 6:00 pm on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month. Dinner is followed by a program. We welcome any community members to join us.

Annual Service Projects

  • Main Street Christmas Decorations Books for Preschool Screening
  • Red Cross Blood Drives College Freshman Scholarship
  • Give and Take Clothing Drive Route 66 Clean Up

Lexington Kiwanis Helps Support

  • Local Food Pantry
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Annual Volunteer of the Year Award

Lexington Kiwanis Sponsors

  • Lexington High School Key Club
  • Lexington Junior High Builders Club

Annual Fundraiser ALL YOU CAN EAT Bar-B-Que
Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Lexington Community Center
Dinner includes pork or beef sandwich, baked beans, baked potatoes, applesauce, desserts.
(Check The Lexingtonian for details)

Lexington Ladies Club

Contact:  Connie Bork, 309-365-5801

Meetings are held at members’ homes on the 2nd Tuesday of each month September through May.

Projects

  • Christmas Donations of toys and clothes for Adopt a Family
  • Donate School Supplies

 

L.E.A.F.

P.O. Box 191
Lexington, IL 61753

Contact: Dean Michael, 309-365-7037


Like a child, The Leaf… Though the seasons… from fragile bud to brilliant maturity… receives nourishment from its foundation of the present in order that the future can be preserved.

The Lexington Education Advancement Foundation was created to support efforts which compliment, enhance, and enrich educational programs and opportunities in Lexington Community Unit #7. Additional information and the Patriot Award Nomination form can be found on the schools website.

Lexington Leprechauns 4-H Club

Contacts:
Angela Groth, 309-261-2597
Sheila Hodges, 309-825-1369


“To Make the Best Better”
4-H is the world’s largest youth serving organization, now providing opportunities to young people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. By participating, young people gain life skills such as: accountability, responsibility, and leadership development.

Meetings are held at 3:30 pm the 1st Sunday of each month at the First United Methodist Church. Membership is open to youth 8 - 18 years of age by September 1st. Please call for additional information.

  • Civic Projects
  • City Halloween Party
  • Adopt-A-Nursing Home
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Food Drive
  • Gazebo
  • PTO Carnival

Lexington Sew & Tell Quilt Guild

Contacts:
Linda Hutchins, 309-365-8291, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anita Revelle, 309-365-8779, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you enjoy quilts, please join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Lexington Community Center, start time is at 1 pm. We share ideas, sew service projects and just have fun. We are involved in the Quilts of Valor project, sewing quilts for wounded soldiers overseas.

Lexington Sportsmen’s Club

Contact: Jon Lock, President,  309-275-5134, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.lexingtonsportsmansclub.com


Meetings are held at the club on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Annual membership fee is $30 per family. Youth 16 and under are free. The clubhouse is 2.5 miles south on County Highway 21.


Shoots are held at the club on the 3rd Saturday of March through September. Other activities include archery, youth archery classes, and 3D shoots.


The Sportsmen of Lexington have faithfully supported and promoted the Boy Scouts, Hunters Safety Training; provide a scholarship for a graduating senior and many other community services. We enjoy a family atmosphere while mentoring young people to be sportsmen of integrity.

Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook.

Lexington Township

608 E. South Street
Lexington, IL 61753

Contacts:
John Cheever, Lexington Cemetery Supervisor, 309-365-8138
Randy Patton, Road Commissioner, 309-365-8449
Robert Payne, Supervisor, 309-365-5731
Connie Bork, Clerk, 309-365-5801

Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Community Center.

Lexington Main Street Moms

Contacts:
Paula Burge
Kim Yates, 309-310-5818


Lexington Main Street Moms organizes the Give and Take clothing drives, Lexington Giving Tree at Christmas, and participate in other community service projects. We do not have any formal meetings set, we meet based upon different upcoming activities. We would love to have more people in our community involved in our group, please call for additional information.

Money Creek Township & Road District

25397 N. 1925 East Road
Lexington, IL 61753

Road Commissioner:  Scot Grunloh, 309-365-8937 or 309-275-7914
Supervisor:  Brian Cox, 309-365-8633


Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Township building. The April meeting at 7:00pm will have the annual meeting follow at 8:00 pm.

Purpose of the Township is to conduct the business of Money Creek Township.

Lexington Genealogical Society

318 Main Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309-365-4561
www.lexingtonillinoisfort.org


329 West Main Street
Lexington, Illinois 61753
(309) 365-3331
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