If you’ve passed through Chatsworth recently, you might’ve noticed that one of the buildings down Main Street is getting a facelift. This is the brand new Central Illinois Connection Center! Located at 404 E. Locust St, the center is working all over Central Illinois to improve community and economic growth by fostering collaboration and connectedness between small towns. The team is doing their best to make our communities and the surrounding areas the best place to live, work and visit.
One way that Central Illinois Connection is trying to help our communities thrive is through their programs. They plan to hold a multitude of fun activities for all ages, from construction and manufacturing, to crafting and foods, to gardening and farming.
Area businesses are helping sponsor this initiative, and the Specialty Shops in the area are showcased in the Center as well. With a commercial kitchen, the Center is prepared to host farm to fork events to give folks a sample of what is produced in our area.
On Monday, October 15th at 6:30 pm, a Farm-to-Fork dinner will be held at the Chatsworth Connection Center in Chatsworth as a free-will fundraiser for the United Way of Livingston County and the Community Connection. Everyone is invited to this exciting event.
The Farm-to-Fork Dinner is an opportunity to taste locally grown and prepared foods and meet local specialty farmers. You will also have a chance to learn more about the United Way of Livingston County and the Center’s exciting vision for Central Illinois: agriculture collaborating with our communities and our youth.
If you would like to attend this upcoming Farm-to-Form fundraiser, you must RSVP by calling (815) 692-9711. Please leave the names of all the attendees for whom you are calling. Central Illinois Connection hopes to see you there!
If you can’t make it to the dinner, you can visit the Connection Center from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday through Saturday. You can visit their website at www.centralillinoisconnection.com for more details.
Ideas, suggestions, and stories are all welcome! You can submit them by visiting Bobbi McKeon at Heart’s Desire, by calling (815) 692-4500, or by emailing fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com.