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Route 24 Communities Working Together

This coming weekend of the UMP Summer Nationals at the Fairbury Speedway, Saturday, June 23rd, Fairbury will be joining several other communities along Route 24 in hosting a neat event, “Junk in the Trunk.” Anyone is invited to come to sell or buy! It’s like a flea market from you trunk. The idea is to pull up in your car/vehicle with a trunk full of treasures in downtown Fairbury on the east end of Dave’s parking lot.

Sponsored by the Fairbury Rotary Club, this event will be held on the fourth Saturday of the month through September. The registration fee to participate as a vendor is only $10. Proceeds will be shared between various Fairbury agencies and the Fairbury Rotary club.

The other neat thing about this event is that several communities along Route 24 have joined forces and are holding this event on the same Saturday each month. Travel from Eureka to Watseka and hit the many stops along the way. Currently, Eureka, El Paso, Fairbury, Chatsworth, Gilman and Watseka are holding events. Watch for others hopping on board later this summer. Chatsworth is also hosting a “Dunk Bunk” each month – sponsored by Kerbside Floral and the Boys & Girls Club. This month – Dunk a Politician! (at the Hangar Museum) across from Dollar General on Route 24.

Everyone is invited to this monthly event – the 4th Saturday from June through September. (Some communities started in May.) In Fairbury, operating hours are 10am to 2pm. In Fairbury, for vendors only, there is a $10 donation per parking spot to participate in selling treasures, with proceeds going to a good cause. Bring your own tables and tents! Antiques, crafts, artwork, household items, tools, collectibles, garage/estate sale items are encouraged. All participants are responsible for their own cleanup.

If you have any questions or would like to register as a vendor, please email fairburyjunkinthetrunk@gmail.com.

“We are sending a big thank you to the Fairbury Rotary Club for pulling this event together! Events like these can be a lot of fun,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops of Fairbury. “We see spill over in our shops when there are garage sales and other events in the surrounding area. People love hunting for treasures.” Go have some fun!

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.