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When will we see Spring? The weather, Covid, high gas and grocery prices, lack of respect for our police officers and others have many people depressed. It would be nice to watch the news and have good news instead of all the bad.
What is the future for our world? It doesn’t look promising.
Our young children will never be able to pay our nation’s high debt. It is time for everyone to get along better, love thy neighbor and help one another.
On a brighter note, the Sesquicentennial Committee recently met and is finalizing plans for Chrisman’s 150th Birthday.
Our celebration will be held on September 8-11, 2022 along with the Chrisman Firemen’s and Chrisman Area Community Club’s Celebration. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
At this time, we are asking businesses, organizations, residents, past and present, for financial assistance in order to have a successful celebration.
All events will need financial assistance in making this one of the best celebrations in Chrisman’s history. An account has been set up at the First Farmers Bank & Trust (147 West Monroe, Chrisman, IL 61924).
The account’s name is Chrisman 150 Sesquicentennial. Donations may be sent to the bank or you may take it to the bank in person. Any amount would be helpful. I think it would also be a tax write-off.
As a committee, our goal is not to make a lot of money. We want everyone to enjoy the time being together. There will be several free events and activities for all ages.
A final list of events, times and days will be published in the near future.
It would be great if present and past classes of Chrisman High School would participate in the parade, as well as churches, businesses, organizations and whoever wants to participate.
Some of the activities are: Ceremony opening day at the flag pole in the park, garage sales, chicken-noodle dinner, three nights of great bands, raffles, sausage/pancake breakfast, a huge parade, numerous vendors, cake walk, tractor pull for children and adults, fireworks, several contests, parade, car/truck show, petting zoo, HCE baking contest and auction, 5K run, bean supper, fish fry, bingo, bean bag throw, possible 3 on 3 tournament, display of antique and newer tractors, little Miss and Mr. Chrisman contest, Chrisman’s history on display, opening of the time capsules, community worship with basket dinner and many more.
We will need several volunteers to make this all happen. All help would be greatly appreciated.
We appreciate everyone’s contribution to help our great community celebrate its 150th birthday.
If you have any questions, you may contact Dan Moore at 217-269-2589 or email email@example.com. You may also contact Anita Marvin at 217-269-2934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Chrisman City Hall. All ideas are welcomed!
If you haven’t been by the old Shady Rest, you will be in for a surprise. The motels are being remodeled and it’s anybody’s guess as what the owner will be doing with the buildings.
It is also nice to see a new fertilizer plant on the south side of Route 36, just east of the viaduct.
Moore’s RV Park has finally got a laundromat for its guests and is up and running.