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The Oregon Rotary Club's 17th annual Mark Twain Day is on Saturday, September 14, at Maxson Riverboat and Restaurant in Oregon.  There will be a pig roast, homemade pie and ice cream, a 50/50 raffle, riverboat rides and music by the BackRoads Trio on the deck and Dirt Simple on the paddleboat. Mark Twain himself will make an appearance, and give away a few of his books. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 6 to 12. Get them from any Rotary member, at Country Financial, 115 S. Fourth St. in Oregon, at or at 815-732-6106. There will be a limited number available at the door.  Proceeds benefit the club's Keeping Kids Warm project, which buys coats, boots and snowpants for Oregon School District children. Otherwise, donations may be made to Oregon Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 493, Oregon, IL  61061.

The Maxon Riverboar is at 1469 N. state Route 2 in Oregon.