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The citizens of Chrisman are preparing for WCIA’s visit as well as Chrisman Days. Chrisman was chosen for the ‘Our Town’ feature after voting ended on the contest. Chrisman was up against Rantoul, Teutopolis and Milford.
Those voting for Chrisman were able to do so up to five times a day and from multiple devices in other places other than Chrisman. The town received votes from all over the US and some from out of the country.
Chrisman was announced as the winner on July 15th with a total of 16,329 votes. Rantoul came in second with 12,638, followed by Teutopolis with 148 and Milford with 54.
On July 25th, the news station met with the Chrisman Sesquicentennial Planning Committee in City Park to arrange the agenda for the feature. The City of Chrisman has already purchased a commercial spot that will be aired during the day on August 26th.
In order to prepare for the ‘Our Town’ feature, members of the planning committee along with community members gathered in the park to help spruce it up. Benches, swing sets and gazebos were given a fresh coat of paint. Paint was provided by Commissioner Bryan Haddix.
WCIA ‘Our Town’ Chrisman will be at City Park live on Friday, August 26th from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Come to the park, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day celebrating our great community. What a great way to get the party started for Chrisman’s 150th Celebration from September 8th to 11th.
During the live event, different activities will be available. Those events include: The Farmer’s Market, live entertainment, face painting, petting zoo, paint a pony, kids corner, lemonade stand contest and a history walking tour with Linda Barrett.
Barrett will be heading up the tour, talking about the history of the buildings around the square. The tour will start at the Library and will be at 4 o’clock, 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock.
The 1972 time capsule will also be talked about. It will be opened at a later date and contents will be given out to the owners or their families.
Also available will be food trucks, a car and tractor show, cornhole toss and free blood pressure tests with Neal EMS.
Chrisman Sesquicentennial items such as the history books, coins and envelopes will also be for sale as well as the Library Cookbook.
The Chrisman Area Community Club will also be selling raffle tickets for a Brett Eldredge autographed guitar. The Chrisman Firemen will also be selling raffle tickets.
Please join us from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m on the square in City park and support our great community.