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The Blade – Other Community’s Events Help Us

Last weekend was a huge weekend for Chatsworth. The annual Chatsworth Heritage Days have become an event that attracts young and old, from near and far. Since it is coordinated with the old Chatsworth High School Alumni, many folks come from out of town to enjoy a weekend in the community of their roots.

Chatsworth goes “all out!” They hosted a carnival all weekend – Thursday through Saturday. The American Legion sponsored Bingo under their tent. Thursday night was “Cruise Night” for a show of cars, cycles, trucks and golf carts. A Food Tent was open on Main Street, sponsored by HOPE (Chatsworth Catholic Church). Rhoads Racing Simulator was a fun activity each day.

Between the parade, the talent show, volleyball tournament, fishing derby, tours of the newly-built, beautiful Baltz Library, the free Chatsworth Train Wreck Program, face painting, kiddie tractor pull, tug-o-war, magic show, and bike giveaway, last weekend was packed full. This whole event shows what a small community can do. Events bring people, and it is people we need to keep our communities alive. Thank you to Chatsworth for all your efforts. Your efforts help all of our small towns.

Now, the weekend coming up is expected to be another HUGE weekend – but this time it is Chenoa! Don’t miss their annual Fourth of July Firework Celebration complete with a parade and loads of other activities. Two lucky Chenoa children will be crowned Miss Sparkler and Master Firecracker. Plus, the Chenoa 4th of July committee recognizes a Chenoa couple who are active and vital to the community. All of these folks will get to ride in the 4th of July parade.

The claim to fame is that this Fireworks Celebration is CENTRAL ILLINOIS’ LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY! Once again, folks come from all over to enjoy the show.

“Let’s support our neighboring community events!” says Bobbi McKeon, coordinator of the Specialty Shops. “We are thankful that Chatsworth and Chenoa actively put on these events. These events benefit the whole surrounding area and bring business into our town as well. We are also looking forward to Forrest’s Wabash Days in the fall.”

“Communities working together will benefit everyone as we cannot “do it alone!” concludes Bobbi.

Please call Bobbi at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any ideas or suggestions for interesting topics for our community.