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The Blade – Speedway’s Big Weekend Benefits Whole Town

The Prairie Dirt Classic is coming to Fairbury this weekend – July 24th and 25th! Thousands of people will be coming to the area and our community’s local economy will benefit. These fans will need the services of area restaurants, food stores, gas stations and shops. In the end, money spent locally helps keep our community alive and well.

For those who follow the stock car dirt track racing programs, you know this event is a huge one for the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. It had a $26,000 purse for the winner and the competition on that circuit has a lot of top talent from the sport following the money trail.

“While fans are here, there are other events going on, too. The local specialty shops are holding a “Race to Fairbury” event on Friday and Saturday,” says Bobbi McKeon owner of Heart’s Desire. Each shop has something unique to offer. The Spotted Owl, Serendipity, Once ‘n Again/Frugality, Nature’s Design Floral Gallery, Meyer’s Gifts and Services, Lost in Time/Lost Arts, Kilgus Farmstead, Heart’s Desire, Fairbury Furniture, Dave’s Supermarket, and Country Cupboard are participating in this event!

There is a special Summer Fun Book Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday downstairs at Dominy Memorial Library on 201 S. 3rd St in Fairbury. There are thousands of gently used books, magazines, audiobooks, & DVD’s for sale. Books include mysteries, romance, classics, religious, bibles, biographies, current fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, cookbooks, self-help of all kinds, children’s books and much more.

The hours for this book sale are Thursday, July 23rd 9am-6pm, Friday, July 24th 9am-5pm, and Saturday, July 25th 9am-noon. What a great way to stock up for summer reading. For further information contact 815-692-3231, email dominylibrary@yahoo.com, or visit Facebook/FriendsoftheDominyLibrary.

On Friday and Saturday, the GFWC Illinois Fairbury Woman’s Club will sponsor the summer all town garage sales. Throughout the entire town of Fairbury residents will be participating in garage sales. So, come on down and get local goods for a low cost!

Welcome all the visitors, the fans, the campers, and the RV’s and enjoy the big weekend!

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