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Action Brown County (ABC)

This group works to promote the community and develop the economy throughout the county. ABC sponsors several events during the year and has begun working with local businesses to work collaboratively and encourage Brown Co. residents to shop local. Contact:

American Legion Post #374-Dave Newell 217-225-3438

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #374-Nancy Jo Mitchell 217-289-3428

Brown County Against Cancer-Karla Metz 217-370-8184 or

Community members working together to help provide financial support to Brown Co. residents that are battling cancer. Volunteers welcome!

Brown County Food Basket-Laura Simmons 217-773-3668 or or Doris Todd at 217-773-3773

Provides supplemental food to families in need in Brown County. Every 3rd Friday of the month food will be given out at the old Versailles School. Volunteers are welcome!

Brown County Historical Society-Bill & Margaret Scranton 217-289-3480 or

Preserve artifacts and folklore indigenous to Brown County, IL.

Tours of historical buildings and artifacts. Whistle Stop Depot Museum and restored Ferguson School are open during the Brown Co. Fair or by appointment for family or class reunions etc.

Brown County United Way-Tricia Baker at or

A volunteer organization supported by local funding offering charitable support for local nonprofit organizations, local programming to benefit those in need, support of Action Brown County initiative, and collaborate efforts to enhance Brown Co. Volunteers welcome!

Brown Co. R.S.V.P. (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

108 N. Capitol, Mt. Sterling, IL

Contact: Jack Pool or Kathy Ebbing at 217-641-4146

Disaster Activation Team (DAT)

A group of volunteers trained to assist First Responders in the event of a disaster. Meets every month at the JWCC building located at 108 N. Capitol, Mt. Sterling.

Contact: Jack Pool at 217-641-4146

Mt. Sterling Park District

P.O. Box 226, Mt. Sterling, IL

Contact: Chris Kassing or Gail Gallaher by calling 217-773-2611 (Kassing Lumber)

The Sting Squad-Rick Kunkel at 217-617-1907 or thru Facebook and Twitter

A football support group with a mission of filling the financial and manpower needs required by a growing, improving and exciting program. Works closely with Coaching Staff, Athletic Director and BCHS Administration to assist in the advancement of the football program-equipment purchase and upkeep, field maintenance and support, weight room improvements and player recognition.

Timewell Lions-Jim Rischar 217-430-1133 or

Provides assistance to community members with eye and hearing care, maintains Timewell school and gym for community members to use for activities, meetings and gatherings. New members and volunteers welcome!

Versailles Area Genealogical & Historical Society-Robert Logsdon at 217-225-3434

Preserves local history and aiding in genealogical research while maintaining the museum, blacksmith shop and antique machinery on site.

Open Mon, Wed and Fri from 1:30-5:30 pm. Winter hours are Wed and Fri 1:30-5:30 pm. Volunteers welcome!

Versailles Lions Club-Jerry White at 217-779-3167

Raises money for various local needs and projects. Volunteers are welcome to help with frequent cook-outs at local events and labor on various projects.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)-Jim Duvendack at 217-773-4141

Organization for veterans who have served overseas during a declared war to help other veterans in the community. Assists and donates to community organizations, provides support to veterans, and developed Veterans’ Grove in Mt. Sterling.

YMCA Community Band-Jeff Summers at 217-773-2230 or

Rehearsals are every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm in the BCHS band & choir room with performances twice a year under the direction of Wyatt Gard. Anyone is able to join, with all ability levels welcomed. Must be at least 14 years of age to participate.

YMCA Community Choir-Jeff Summers at 217-773-2230 or

Rehearsals are every Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the BCHS band & choir room and performances are twice a year under the direction of Lori Berquist. Anyone is able to join, all ability levels welcomed. Must be at least 14 years of age to participate.