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Big Weekend Draws Visitors

Our small town has “been springing into spring” lately. This weekend coming up is focused around the Town-wide Garage Sales, sponsored by the Women’s Club. The All Town Garage Sale event is huge for the town. People come from as far as Dwight, Bloomington, Champaign, Gibson City, Lexington, Coal City, and even Indiana!

The garage sales start on Friday April 27th – 9am-6pm and run until Saturday. April 28th – 9am-3pm. The maps will be printed and available online at www.CityofFairbury.com and at Dave’s, Fairbury Dairy Queen, Casey’s, Hearts Desire, Once n Again and Frugality.

Be sure to hunt for treasures at the Specialty Shops of Fairbury as well! Go have fun finding great items at Cascade Gardens, Country Cupboard, Dave’s Supermarket, Fairbury Furniture, Heart’s Desire Antiques & Accents, Kilgus Farmstead, Lost Arts, Meyer’s Gifts and Services, Once ‘n Again, Frugality, Serendipity Cards & Gifts, & The Spotted Owl.

Also, on Friday (April 27th), Fairview Haven is having a bake sale from 9am to 5pm (or till gone!) in the Fairview Haven Living Room. Proceeds will help purchase a plate warmer to improve food serving temperatures for residents.

Another fun event …The Friends of the Dominy Library have their Spring Book Sale scheduled for Thursday, April 26th, from 9am to 6pm, Friday, April 27th, from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday, April 28th, from 9am to 12pm in the lower level of the library at 201 S 3rd St in Fairbury. This vast collection of gently used books (includes CDs & DVDs) is inclusive of gardening, romance, natural & family health, cookbooks, mysteries, fiction, Christian, Westerns, spy, fantasy, children’s books, travel, political, history, series collections, LARGE PRINT, Bibles, self-help, parenting, biographies, magazines, and more! What a great way to stock up for spring/summer reading!

“Holding multiple events on the same day helps to bring a broader group of interested visitors,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops group. “The Speedway opened its season of racing last weekend! So, this weekend will be a regular night of racing. The Speedway works well with us (the Specialty Shops) to get the people from the track to the shops while they are waiting for the race. We appreciate it.”

“This should be a big weekend in town!” concludes Bobbi.

As always, if you have any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics about our community, please stop by Heart’s Desire, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com.