Men's ensemble concert a hit in Gibson City

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.”

Canaan Smith, LoCash headline Ford County Fair concert

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.

Soloists to be featured in 'The Messiah'

GIBSON CITY — Area singers and professional musicians will combine to present Handel’s well-known work, “The Messiah,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Gibson City Bible Church on Illinois 47 on Gibson City’s west side.

The Gibson Area Music Foundation sponsors the annual performance, which is again being directed by Willie Summerville of Champaign.

Popular animated light display in Paxton 'on vacation' in 2015

PAXTON — Victor Johnson continues to grow his animated Christmas light display at his family’s home in Paxton.

List of upcoming community events (Oct. 28, 2015)

Taste of Home Cooking School headed to Champaign on Thursday

Recital held in Sunderlands' honor raises $775 for foundation

GIBSON CITY — A mix of choral, soloist and audience performances made up the recital held Sunday afternoon in honor of the late Dr. Paul and Mildred Sunderland.

The couple were married 73 years and died just 20 days apart, on Jan. 16, 2015, and Dec. 26, 2014, respectively.

Corey Dennison to headline Paxton concert this Saturday

PAXTON — Corey Dennison’s first time in Paxton — a stop at the Arcade Cafe & Pancake House on the morning after he attended a friend’s wedding in Champaign — probably won’t be quite like his second.

Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest & Festival getting bigger, better

PAXTON — Ben Grice thinks this year’s version of the Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival will be even more of an attraction both locally and regionally than those in years past, with a national blues act lined up to perform, a better selection of food vendors on hand, more businesses selling their wares on Market Street, more activities offered for children, and even more prize mon

Rockin' Route 9 concert slated for Aug. 15 at Pells Park

PAXTON — A free concert at Pells Park in Paxton — “Rockin’ Route 9” — is set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, featuring performances by State of Grace, Weston Henry and D.J. Tommy C.

Food will be available from Central Lean, Dawn’s Kettle Corn adn Monical’s Pizza.

There will also be a bounce house and games.

The event is sponsored by the Paxton United Methodist Church.

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