Arts and Entertainment

List of upcoming community events (July 20, 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.


A dozen acts to be featured in Iroquois County Fair's talent show

CRESCENT CITY — Talent abounds at the 45th annual Iroquois County Fair Talent Show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the 4-H Center at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City. Tickets cost $5 each.


Iroquois County Fair set for July 20-25 near Crescent City

WATSEKA — The annual Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair runs from Wednesday, July 20, through Monday, July 25, at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City.


Ford County 4-H Show results announced

MELVIN — Following are results from the Ford County 4-H Show held at the 2016 Ford County Fair:

Aerospace
—  Champion aerospace project: Hunter Brewer (Prairie Fire 4-H Club).

— Reserve champion aerospace project: Keagan Busboom (Town and Country Helpers 4-H Club).


Paxton Fourth of July car show winners announced

PAXTON — Following are results from the car show at the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Pells Park:

Best of Show
(Sponsored by Market Street Dental)
Todd and Kelly Cooper of Ogden (1969 Oldsmobile 442)

Best of Division Stock
(Sponsored by Farmers-Merchants National Bank)


List of upcoming community events (June 29, 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.


Tickets for Garden Walk available in Paxton

PAXTON — Tickets are are available at Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop in downtown Paxton for the Ford-Iroquois Master Gardeners’ Garden Walk, which is set for Saturday, June 25, from 9  a.m. to 1 p.m.


Ten vying for fair queen's crown on Monday

MELVIN — The 2016 Miss Ford County Fair Queen Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the dance building on the fairgrounds in Melvin. 


Paxton's Fourth of July celebration all set

PAXTON — The schedule is set for the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Pells Park.

The celebration, set for Monday, July 4, begins with registration for the annual 5K Color Run and Fun Walk at 8 a.m. at the corner of Center and High streets. The race begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Nordic Total Fitness’ scholarship fund.


Something for everyone at this year's Ford County Fair

MELVIN — Despite the lack of a state budget, the Ford County Fair will continue to offer a wide variety of events and competitions.  

The fair, running June 19-25 at the fairgrounds in Melvin, features concerts, action and events for family members of all ages.


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