Arts and Entertainment

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.


Gibson City Rotary Club's Beach Ball fundraiser set for March 26

The Gibson City Rotary Club’s annual Beach Ball fundraiser — featuring a raffle, a live auction, musical entertainment by a band performing live, and a pork chop dinner — is set for Saturday, March 26, at The Sand Trap, 120 E. First St., Gibson City.

It is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year.


Ford County Fair will go on despite lack of state funding

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent


MELVIN — The lack of a state budget means no funding is available for county fairs this summer. Regardless, organizers of the Ford County Fair are still making plans for this year’s fair on June 19-25.


Canaan Smith, LoCash headline Ford County Fair concert

By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent

MELVIN — Country music will again hit the fairgrounds during the Ford County Fair in Melvin as Nashville recording artists Canaan Smith and LoCash headline the annual concert on Friday, June 24.


Playing with clay is A-OK at new Paxton art studio

PAXTON — The Clay Corner, as owner Tammy Seggebruch says, is not just another paint-your-own pottery shop.


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