On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Fairbury Improvement Group (FIG) met in the lower level of the City Hall. The meeting was open to the public for the purpose of discussing accomplishments and projects for the Fairbury area.
Leading the meeting, Dale Maley discussed attending a seminar sponsored by the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to discuss the topic of fundraising. With over 120 people, it was well attended by a large variety of non-profits. The presentations and table top group discussions may be able to help with some of FIG’s goals.
After reviewing a long list of 2016 accomplishments, a large part of the FIG meeting was spent on 2017 projects. Maley prepared a list of 31 proposed projects for next year. A high-level list of some of them include:
• Barn Quilt Competition
• Repair of old City Hall/Old Jail
• Family Events at Fugate Woods or one of the parks
• Repainting of Swing Steidinger sign
• Food Festival
• Community Calendar
• Walking trail displays
• Musical events
• Outdoor venue facility
• Upgrading Marsh Park
• Main Street appearance
• Racing Museum
• Golf Cart parade
• East & west side entry signs
• And more!
“It is wonderful that the Fairbury Improvement Group continues to press forward toward these great goals,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops group.
“We see a lot has been accomplished in 2016. People are taking interest, and these efforts help everyone. The 2017 projects may seem daunting, but with working together a lot gets accomplished. Thank you to all who volunteer and work hard to improve our area,” concludes Bobbi.