Lawrenceville Council says no to liquor license requests…and hears about hungry kids in local schools

 

 

 

The Lawrenceville City Council turned down a request from a local business for a Class A liquor license. The owners of Lawrenceville Liquors, Incorporated had sought the permit in order to serve alcohol at their store in addition to selling carryout. Owner Ron Patell claimed granting the license would put him on a competitive playing field with two other package liquor stores in the city,

Mayor Don Wagner says the city’s liquor commission determined their wasn’t a need for a sixth class A liquor license in the city at this time. Commission members cited the city’s declining population as one of the reasons for denying the request.


 

A new non-profit organization in Lawrence County, Illinois is looking to feed hungry children in the Unit 10 and Unit 20 School Districts.

Birgit Volk with Fishes and Loaves approached members of the Lawrenceville City Council last night seeking a donation for funds.

Volk says there are children in both school districts who are under nourished. She says their goal is to provide them non-perishable food items that they can eat when not in school.

Volk says they are starting with the elementary schools first. Approximately 100 students have been identified through teachers and staff at the schools as being in need of nourishment.

She says the 1st bags will be distributed in February. They will be discreetly placed in the child’s backpack or locker so as not to embarrass them. The City Council donated 15-hundred dollars to help fund the program.

Volk says anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by contacting her at 618-936-2396.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lawrenceville City Council turned down a request from a local business for a Class A liquor license. The owners of Lawrenceville Liquors, Incorporated had sought the permit in order to serve alcohol at their store in addition to selling carryout. Owner Ron Patell claimed granting the license would put him on a competitive playing field with two other package liquor stores in the city,

Mayor Don Wagner says the city’s liquor commission determined their wasn’t a need for a sixth class A liquor license in the city at this time. Commission members cited the city’s declining population as one of the reasons for denying the request.