Community Events

List of upcoming community events (March 15, 2018)

Shepherd’s Closet in downtown Gibson City, a nonprofit store, is accepting donations of gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories. With local proms approaching, the store has a mission to make every girl’s prom day a special one by offering affordable formal wear. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

List of upcoming community events (March 7, 2018)

The Corn Belt Shrine Club in Gibson City is selling sweet vidala onions for $10 per 10-pound bag. Pre-orders can be made by calling Matt Lindelof at Bradbury Auto Service Center at 217-784-4055. Delivery will be the second weekend of May.

Harvest Fest payment approved by Gibson City Council


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Council members approved a $5,000 sponsorship payment Monday night to the Harvest Fest committee to use for the September event in downtown Gibson City.

List of upcoming community events (Feb. 28, 2018)

Fisher Odd Fellows Lodge No. 704 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Odd Fellow Hall, located at the corner of Sangamon and Third streets in downtown Fisher. Oddfellowship is a service organization dedicated to the betterment of mankind.

Puppet show to take place at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A “Jack and the Beanstalk” puppet show will be presented by Anne Newman, director of the Paxton Carnegie Library, during the Moyer District Library’s afternoon story hour on Monday, Feb. 5.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

List of upcoming community events (Jan. 10, 2018)

Yarns and Threads, a group of people who enjoy knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery and all other sewing crafts, is inviting members of the public to join the group for its meetings held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Paxton Carnegie Library.

Tri-Point FFA Alumni to hold auction Jan. 10

KEMPTON — The Tri-Point FFA Alumni will be holding its 19th annual Scholarship Auction on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Kempton American Legion Hall.

The event begins with a complimentary meal at 5 p.m. A live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Many silent auction items will be available beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the live auction.

Museum closed due to electrical issues

PAXTON — The Ford County Historical Society’s Water Tower Museum in downtown Paxton will be closed Saturday, Jan. 6, due to electrical problems.  It will next be open on Saturday, Feb. 3. For more information, people can call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

Popular light display makes return to Paxton

PAXTON — Victor Johnson’s popular animated Christmas light display has made its long-awaited return to his family’s home in Paxton.

Flag-raising ceremony set for Monday at Ford County courthouse

PAXTON — To kick off the state’s 200th birthday celebration, local elected officials will hold a flag-raising ceremony at noon Monday, Dec. 4, in front of the Ford County Courthouse.

Ford County Board member Chase McCall of Gibson City will read a proclamation while an employee of the county raises the Illinois Bicentennial Flag.

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