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Submitted By Dan Moore, Chrisman Area Community Club President
The last two weeks have been very busy being a vendor at various festivals and tending to home chores.
I will be at the Hoopeston Corn Festival this weekend and excited to be with our vendor friends. Being a vendor is extremely hard work and requires much preparation.
There is always a cost to setup, not to mention the cost of supplies and yet people want you to lower your price. Most of these vendors depend on these events as their livelihood, so be nice to them and appreciate what they do.
Chrisman Days are soon approaching and it looks like this event is going to be huge this year. Let’s pray for good weather!
We are still wanting entries for the parade. There is no entry fee. Line-up begins at 2:00 p.m. and registration is in the tent behind the two-story white house at the intersection of West Washington and Alabama Street. We would love to have more bands join us if possible. We have forty plus vendors joining us this year, so make sure you come out and support them.
While mowing in Woodland Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, I observed several kids sitting int he gazebo cooling off after a bike ride.
I was surprised to see that they left pop and water bottles all over the gazebo area. Kids also do this in the park on the square. Do they not know what RESPECT is?
I would like to remind these kids that the cemetery is not a park. It is a sacred burial place for loved ones that have passed. The memorial stones are not to be sat on and the decorations on the grave sites are not yours to take.
The city employees have been cleaning Madison and Monroe Avenues and have previously asked residents not to blow cut grass out in the roadway. They had just cleaned one area on East Madison and right after, an adult blew cut grass in the street. These clippings clog the drains.
Our condolences to the family of Mr. George Atkinson who passed last Saturday. George was sixty-three years old and had taught at Chrisman High School for twenty-six years. He touched many lives and students thought highly of him.
During our bad storm this summer, a tree was blown down in front of the elementary school. The tree was planted in memory of Seth Meers, a first grader at Chrisman Elementary. Seth was a student of Mrs. Eleanor Means, who would want this tree replaced. Mrs. Marilyn Fischer, a former teacher, has set up a special account at the Longview Bank in Chrisman to replace the tree. Any contributions would be appreciated!