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. Although the old signs were fantastic for many years, they needed a “spruce” up, and thanks to the Rotary Club, Dave’s Supermarket, and many, many individuals and businesses, the project was completed a few weeks ago.
The new billboards feature two dirt racing stock cars with numbers 18 and 57 which is significant because Fairbury was founded in 1857. With the race track featured in the foreground, the background highlights the Fairbury Fair, Dominy Library and the Old City Hall – all intrinsically part of our small town’s history.
Funds for the project were raised by the selling of raffle tickets for $500 in groceries. The two winners were Tom Vaughn of Forrest and Trafton Rich of Bloomington who each won a Dave’s $250 gift card.
”It truly was a community project and the Fairbury Rotary Club would like to thank the many individuals and businesses that bought raffle tickets and gave so generously towards this project. The support we received was greatly appreciated,” said Mark Steffen, past president of the Rotary Club.
“When a community pulls together, it is amazing what gets done,” says Bobbi McKeon owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops.
“Over the last few years, we have so many examples of our community pulling together and enhancing our small town,” continues Bobbi. “We are thankful for our community’s support, all the volunteer hours, monetary funding, and everyone’s participation in all the improvement projects.”
Please call Bobbi at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics for our community.