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Great day for a sale

Those attending the Fairbury Community Sale browse items downtown.

The 70th annual Fairbury Community Sale was greeted by a large crowd and bright sunny skies on Saturday.

Area residents walked up and down Locust Street looking for some great deals and hoping to walk away with new treasures.

Plenty of vendors were set up in the downtown area selling food for fundraisers. The fairly new non-profit known as the Fairbury Yacht Club sold BBQ, chips and soda. The group sells merchandise and gives money back to the community for anyone in need.

“This is actually the first function we’ve had since we started,” said Rich Hornickel.

The fire wives also served lunch with proceeds going toward fire prevention week efforts for kids. A sausage gravy, biscuit and scrambled egg breakfast was served by the VFW during the morning hours.

On the other side of the railroad tracks near Dominy Memorial Library, the Fairbury Garden Club held its annual plant sale which is the big fundraiser for the year.

“This is the money we use for the programs we have each month or what we use when we replenish flowers up at the parks,” explained Bethany Brucker, club president.

Brucker said they had a great turnout at the plant sale thanks to the beautiful weather. All types of plants were featured – even a variety of herbs and tomatoes. For more on the Fairbury Garden Club, follow them on Facebook. The club meets April through October.

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