This coming weekend on Saturday, May 5th, the Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 67th Annual Community Sale. It begins at 10am. For 67 years, Fairbury has held this event which brings lots and lots of folks into town. Complementing the sale, the Fairbury Firewives will have their foodstand (11am-2pm) serving delicious sandwiches next to the Chamber office (the old City Hall) and often there are other organizations holding bake sales and/or fundraisers downtown. This is truly a “community” event.
On Saturday, along with the Community Sale, Fairbury will be swarming with busy-ness as the VFW will be holding their biscuits, gravy, & eggs event (6:30am-11am), the Odd Fellows are holding their Pancake & Sausage event (7am-11am), and the Garden Club will have their annual plant sale at Dominy Library (8:30am to 1pm).
“What a great community we have,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops Group in Fairbury “so many events and so many folks working together to make our community a great place to live and visit.
“With Spring finally here, Cascade Gardens is hosting a customer appreciation event on Saturday,” continues Bobbi. “Let’s help make the weekend great by supporting the different organizations going to great efforts and putting in a lot of time and hard work to sponsor the fun things that help make our area so wonderful!”
One other thing – this week – April 29th – May 5th is National Small Business Week! National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about 2 out of every 3 new jobs in the U.S. each year. Congratulations and “thank you” to all the small businesses that help make our area a great place to live, work and visit!
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.