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The Blade – Be in the “Know” – Attend This Meeting

Next Tuesday, November 24th, the City of Fairbury is holding another public meeting to continue the discussions on enhancing and developing Fairbury.
This meeting will be held in the lower level of the City Hall at 7pm (On Tuesday, November 24th) and everyone is welcome to attend.

City Alderman Terry Zimmerman and Alderman David Slagel have previously hosted four other meetings and this will be the fifth meeting to brainstorm and implement ways to make Fairbury a better place to live, work, and visit.

Several projects have been discussed and various groups have agreed to spearhead some of these projects. The projects discussed include history walks, repair and improvement of bike racks and handrails on Main Street, a variety of events throughout the year, the possibility of an ice skating rink, welcome signs on both sides of town, community beautification, family entertainment, development of maps for various tours, and more.

Everyone is encouraged to be a part of this discussion. Representatives from local groups are encouraged to come. Are you a member of a local group? Some groups have already been nicely represented.

A few groups that could (or already have) make/made a great impact in these discussions include Fairbury Echoes Museum, Lion’s/Lioness Club, Women’s Club, Specialty Shops Group, IOOF, Rebekahs, Garden Club, Silver League, Spence Farm Foundation, VFW/VFW Auxiliary, Boy’s & Girls Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Prairie Farmer’s 4-H Club, American Red Cross, Fairbury Firewives, Prairie Lands Foundation, Rotary, Masons, Chataugua Literary and Science Club, Local Artists, Fair Board, American Legion, Friends of the Library, FCCLA, FFA, Area Vocational/ICE program, Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, and there are so many others, too.
Please consider attending whether you are a part of a local group or not. Everyone’s ideas and input is welcome.

“These meetings are a great start to our local towns people working together to make a difference in our little town of Fairbury!” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shop group. “Let’s come out and show our support by engaging in this informative meeting! I’ve attended all four previous meetings, and it is amazing the progress we are seeing. I believe that working together is the key to our success.”

As always, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics to write for our community.