It is always interesting to hear what brings folks to our small town. Recently, during Dave’s BIG Meat Sale, someone from our group happened upon a couple standing outside of Steidinger Tire looking at the framed art pieces in Steidinger’s bay windows.
This couple was from Florida and one of their tires was low so that made a quick stop at Steidinger’s to get this fixed. While they were waiting, they were able to enjoy parts of Fairbury’s Main Street.
In visiting, they shared that they came to Fairbury because of Dave’s BIG Meat Sale. One of their parents lives in Chatsworth, and they heard about the sale so they loaded up two big coolers and planned their trip around the meat sale. The meat in Florida just isn’t like it is here, she said. They planned to stock up and haul some great cuts back to Florida.
Wow! Isn’t this amazing! Dave’s draws people from 900 miles away! Once they got to Dave’s, they started loading their cart with lots of meat. At the meat counter in the back of the store, one of the owners of Dave’s was there to greet them, and ask if they would like to have anything cut. Sure! People appreciate the great service.
“We are very fortunate to have Dave’s and so many other small retail shops to attract people to Fairbury,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops Group.
“It is also wonderful to have services available, like Steidinger Tire, to assist those travelers who need help when they stop by to enjoy what we have here,” Bobbi comments.
Call Bobbi at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics to write for our community.