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Hats Off to Our Troops

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918, marked the end of fighting in World War I.  Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 th was a salute to World War I veterans.  However, following World War II and the Korean War, Congress changed the holiday to …

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Specialty Shops Holiday Open House

Get a big jump start on your Christmas shopping!  The Specialty Shops of Fairbury’s Holiday Open House is the perfect incentive as “the early bird gets the worm!”  Stores all across town will be open late until 8 pm on Monday, November 4th, for your shopping convenience. ‘Tis the season …

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Boost for Specialty Shops?

Big in the news lately is the “retail apocalypse” that malls are undergoing.  Malls are shutting down as more and more chain stores downsize or file for bankruptcy.  In the past decade, more people are relying on online stores than “physical” stores.  As a result, prices are rising and inventory …

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A New Generation of Businesses

In the past few years, the Fairbury area has welcomed many new businesses to the area!  Since specialty shops and businesses have a great impact on the economy, new businesses are encouraging and are a sign that Fairbury will thrive for many years to come!  Not to mention, more shops …

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Busy Weekend in Fairbury

A lot is going on this weekend in Fairbury!  Take notice and don’t miss these events! Starting off this extra-long weekend is the Friends of the Dominy Library Fall Book Sale.  From Thursday through Saturday, September 26-28, you can stick your nose in any of the many books for sale.  …

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Enjoy A Local Taste!

If you like food, then A Local Taste could be “the” event for you!  It will be held at Sunken Park (downtown Fairbury) on Saturday, September 21st, from 11 am to 3 pm for local cuisine, music, and more! A Local Taste, hosted by the Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce, …

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Fall Open House at Specialty Shops

Fall has finally arrived (at least it feels that way!), bringing with it apple pies, pumpkins, cinnamon, cider, and the Specialty Shops Fall Open House!  On Friday and Saturday, September 13-14th, stop by stores for special events and great deals! Our local clothing boutiques always steal the show during the …

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Current Improvement Group Update

Have you ever wondered how Fairbury seems to be so tidy, up-to-date, and maintained?  Well, wonder no more!  The Fairbury Improvement Group (FIG), along with other organizations and volunteers, works ceaselessly to make sure our town looks amazing for tourists as well as residents.  Even with a 15-day rain delay, …

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Special Recognition of Hard Work at Floral Hall

The 143rd Annual Fairbury Fair is now history.  Another big Fairbury event in our history books!  As we all know, events bring people into town, and people coming to town means more foot traffic for our local businesses and more economic benefits for our community. Many, many volunteers helped with …

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Back-To-School  Shopping in Fairbury

Summer break is finally over, which means it’s time for back-to-school shopping!  While you’re searching for school supplies, remember to shop local.  This shopping season is crucial for retail shops because it brings in so much income.  In 2017, back-to-school shopping accounted for 17% of total retail sales for the …

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