People are connected to Fairbury in a wide variety of ways. Some have relatives here. Some shop here. Some use a dentist in town. Some like dining at our restaurants. Some travel through periodically on their way to somewhere else and stop by. And some come because of the Speedway.
With racing season underway, we are privileged to see some of the folks who come to town for the races. The Speedway and the American Legion is actively behind promoting Fairbury and the businesses and restaurants in Fairbury. At a couple recent races, Dan Mullen, a member of the American Legion, along with some of the SELCAS crew handed out flyers/placemats promoting Fairbury.
“What a great place to get the word out about our wonderful small town,” says Bobbi McKeon owner of Heart’s Desire and the coordinator of the Specialty Shops group. “Our businesses really appreciate the way the Speedway and the Legion work as a team to let people know what is going on outside of the track.”
The winner of the $100 Fairbury drawing for the month of April was Patricia Brannan, from Mokena, Illinois. She is a race fan. This drawing is held each month for those who answer a few survey questions about Fairbury at www.fairburyilattractions.com. Participants receive periodic email updates about what is happening in Fairbury. Patricia comes to the races and while she is here she will have $100 of Chamber gift certificates to spend shopping and dining in our town.
“Feel free to suggest that anyone go online and complete the survey each and every month,” says Bobbi. “Connections are critical to our goals. We are always looking to connect with people and find ways to get connected.
“Keeping people informed about what is happening locally helps increase traffic into our doors.” concludes Bobbi. “Organizations like the American Legion, the Speedway, and SELCAS get the word out there for us, and we really appreciate it. Thank you!”
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.