Arts and Entertainment

Magic/art show coming to Gibson City library in April

GIBSON CITY — There will be special Story Hour visitors throughout April at the Moyer District Library in Gibson City, ranging from animals to magicians.

Preschoolers meet for Story Hour at 10 a.m. on Mondays while students in kindergarten through fifth grade meet after school on Mondays.


53 units of blood collected in Gibson City for American Red Cross

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on Feb. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City.

The Red Cross received 53 units of blood from 52 donors at the blood drive, just shy of the 54-unit goal. There were five deferrals and one partial bag.


Books from shuttered library in Roberts to be given away May 18

ROBERTS — The 5,000-plus books that remain at the shuttered Roberts Public Library will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, May 18, when an open house and liquidation day will be held there.

The village board last September made the reluctant decision to permanently close the library and disband the library board.


List of upcoming community events (March 6, 2019)

Family Night meals will be held April 12 and May 10 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6289, located at 122 S. Lott Blvd. in Gibson City. Served each month, from 5 to 7 p.m., will be fish and chicken dinners. Dine-in and carryout orders are available for purchase.


Montgomery Gentry will take stage at Ford County Fair

MELVIN — A classic country and Western act will perform this summer at the Ford County Fair.

Fair organizers announced Sunday that they had booked Montgomery Gentry to play on Friday, June 28.


Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event set for March 23 in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Area residents will have the chance to dispose of their unwanted household batteries, cleaning products and other products containing hazardous chemicals during a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in downtown Gibson City.


List of upcoming community events (Feb. 28, 2019)

Family Night meals will be held March 8, April 12 and May 10 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6289, located at 122 S. Lott Blvd. in Gibson City. Served each month, from 5 to 7 p.m., will be fish and chicken dinners. Dine-in and carryout orders are available for purchase.


Tickets on sale for Paxton fire department’s gun raffle

PAXTON — The Paxton fire department is selling tickets for $100 each for its gun raffle to be held Saturday, June 8, at the firehouse at 310 N. Market St. in downtown Paxton.


Draggin' Main car cruise set for April 20 in Paxton

PAXTON — The annual Draggin’ Main car cruise  returns to Paxton on Saturday, April 20.

The event will take place, rain or shine, from 6 to 11 p.m. on Market Street in the downtown.


Paxton Community Sale set for April 6

PAXTON — The annual Paxton Community Sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Coady Park, located at the intersection of Fall and Summer streets on the city’s east edge.

Sponsored by the Paxton Park District, the Community Sale features live auctions and a flea market, along with food vendors.


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