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First Sprint Race This Weekend

This coming Friday and Saturday (October 6-7th), will be the first Sprint Mania FALS Classic at the Fairbury Speedway.  This is an exciting occasion which may become another annual Speedway event!  Since this is a new race for Fairbury, expect to see new and different fans.  This means new visitors …

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BIG Weekend Planned for the Area

This coming Saturday (September 30th), the 13th Annual Wabash Festival will be held in downtown Forrest.  Activities taking place from 10am-4pm, with breakfast starting at 7:30am.  Besides wonderful Breakfast and Lunch Stands along with live entertainment, there will be many free events and attractions including: Classic Car & Truck Cruise-in …

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Grow and Give Garden – A Successful Community Project

This coming weekend there will be an event at the Grow and Give Garden east of town on the property of Fairbury Fastener along Route 24.  For those of you who haven’t seen the sign, the garden was created by the Spence Farm Foundation with the collaboration of many individual …

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Unique Activities in Fairbury This Weekend

Fall is in the air!  Fairbury isn’t short of activities this upcoming weekend!  It is great to have special things going on so we can enjoy spending time near home!  Let’s hope for a nice day on Friday and  Saturday, Sept 15th and Sept. 16th! Here is a short list …

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Test Your Fairbury History Trivia Skills!

Want to have some fun with history – as in Fairbury’s History?  The Fairbury Echoes Museum is sponsoring a History Trivia Night that promises to be fun for just about anyone, especially history buffs.  It is localized history, as in Fairbury, but what a great way to not only share …

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Amazing Progress on FIG’s 2017 Goals

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Fairbury Improvement Group (FIG) met at Marsh Park.  The meeting included a tour so the group could witness the amazing progress first hand.  Dale Maley chaired the meeting and explained the improvements, how they were developed, and the volunteers involved. Notes taken from the minutes …

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Experience Fugate Woods! Night of the Living Forest

On Saturday, August 26th,   Prairie Lands Foundation will be sponsoring an event from 7pm – 9pm.  Beginning at the Dominy Memorial Library, join entomologists Dr. Michael Jeffords and Susan Post who have expertise and skills in science and photography and will guide the group to explore Fugate Woods at night. …

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Welcome to Fairbury Signs – A Community Effort

Have you noticed another great asset to Fairbury? The Welcome Signs on the east and west side of town on Route 24 really “pop” and are a very attractive addition. The Fairbury Rotary Club spear-headed this billboard project to replace the old signs that had been there for many years.  …

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A Local Taste – Flavors from the Farm

On Saturday, August 12th, come out and enjoy the day in Fairbury!  The Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fun food festival, “A Local Taste – Flavors from the Farm” in Sunken Park – downtown Fairbury.  This new, exciting event is sponsored by local businesses to showcase area …

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Notice the Changes Beautifying Fairbury

Take a stroll down Main Street and notice the “tree boxes!”  They are beautiful this year.  Flowers are in full bloom.  Thanks to all of the businesses and organizations that sponsor these boxes.  They really dress up the downtown. So much is happening to improve and enhance our community, its …

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