Arts and Entertainment

List of upcoming community events (May 25, 2016)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall, is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free. For more information, call 217-379-3723 or 217-379-4111.


Golden Deeds award nominees sought

PAXTON — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Golden Deeds Award, which will be presented to both a male and female winner on July 4.

Nominations must be sent to the chamber office by mail no later than June 17.


Memorial Day services set in area

Following is a roundup of Memorial Day services scheduled in the Ford County Record’s coverage area:

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List of upcoming community events (May 4, 2016)

The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum, located at 135 S. Market St. behind Paxton City Hall, is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum, which specializes in Ford County history, is free. For more information, call 217-379-3723 or 217-379-4111.


Men's ensemble concert a hit in Gibson City

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


GIBSON CITY — An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed an evening of a cappella music Friday night as the Constellation Men’s Ensemble of Chicago brought their music to the American Lutheran Church in Gibson City.


Corey Dennison to headline 2016 Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest & Festival

PAXTON — Corey Dennison popped by The Humble Hog in downtown Paxton for dinner last Friday, ordering “a little bit of everything” on the menu, the barbecue joint’s owner, Ben Grice, said.

“It was to the point that other tables were looking at him,” Grice said. “It was pretty impressive. He can definitely eat some barbecue.”


GAH Auxiliary sponsoring Chair-ity Affair contest

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring A Chair-ity Affair, a contest that will award cash prizes totaling $450 for creating something out of an old chair.


List of upcoming community events (April 6, 2016)

A book exchange and rummage sale is held at the Ioof Hall, located at the corner of Sangamon and Third streets in Fisher, every first and third Monday of the month. There are no fees to exchange books, just the honor system.


Senior spelling bee set at Moyer District Library

GIBSON CITY — The Moyer District Library in Gibson City will host a spelling bee for senior citizens at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

Registration forms are available at the circulation desk. For more information, call 784-5343.


List of upcoming community events (March 11, 2016)

The Paxton Community Nursery School is holding registration for the 2016-17 school year from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The preschool is located at 601 S. Fall St. in Paxton. Teacher Pam Sanders and teacher’s aide Melissa Atkins will be available to speak with parents during the registration event.


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