This time of year counties all over America have their fairs. The purpose originally was to display prized crops and animals and to sell specially bred animal stock to others whose herds needed true bloodlines. Of course there evolved the fun aspect as well. The fun part is the rides, games, talent shows, demolition derbys, entertainment, food and more. Come to Taylorville, IL July 9, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013 and enjoy the fun. Check the fair out at the following address: http://www.christiancountyfair.com/
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Saturday, June 1, 2013 the Taylorville Area Arts Council sponsors its Annual Art Fair on the Historic Taylorville Courthouse Lawn. This is a Juried Art Fair in which known and unknown artists display and sell their works and are judged. You may wish to browse and purchase watercolors, pottery, wood works, painted glass, jewelry, professional landscape photography and much more from the artists who come to display for you. There is usually music and The Farmer’s Market happens concurrently on the East Side of the Historic Taylorville Square. Get to town early and meet the Clock Master at 7:30 AM at the South Door of the Courthouse and take a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the County Courthouse Clock and Bell Tower. See the restored art glass dome from both sides and have a “Birds Eye” view of Taylorville, IL, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
Every month is “Love Month” but February is the biggest one of all. To help you celebrate with your favorite Valentine we are offering you a “Valentine Package”. Stay two (2) nights in one of our Queen or King Bedded Whirlpool Rooms and receive a 20% discount, a $20 Gift Certificate toward dinner at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge and Dipped Strawberries in addition to our high quality service and breakfasts. Pick your room and dates and call to book your reservation because, a deal as good as this is not available via online booking. This deal is valid all of February 2013 and may not be combined with any other offer.
We hear so many discouraging and disparaging things about our young people. Taylorville has two young men who have completed the merit badge and community service requirements to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Tim Schaeffer and Justin Huber are but two of the outstanding young folks we have here in our Central Illinois community. Congratulations to these two fine young men.
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Taylorville Scouts complete community service projects and achieve rank of Eagle
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TAYLORVILLE — Two local scouts, Justin Huber, son of Vern and Tina Huber, and Tim Schaeffer, son of Don and Cathy Schaeffer of Taylorville, were recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony held Oct. 6. For his Eagle Scout project, Huber chose to repair a bridge along the Chief Illini Trail in Shelbyville. Pictured are Justin Huber (left) and Jim Jachino, Justin’s uncle who assisted, standing on the completed bridge.
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TAYLORVILLE — Tim Schaeffer works to lay landscaping fabric along the Wetlands Nature Trail. Schaeffer’s Eagle Scout project was to clear, repair and update the Wetlands Nature Trail located at Lake Taylorville. He was recognized on Oct. 6th during an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
TAYLORVILLE — Justin Huber, son of Vern and Tina Huber of Taylorville, and Tim Schaeffer, son of Don and Cathy Schaeffer of Taylorville, were recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony held at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Both Scouts are members of Troop #68. The Eagle Scout is the highest award in Boy Scouts. In order to achieve Eagle rank, a Scout must be active in his troop for a period of six months after becoming a Life Scout. A Scout must also earn a total of 21 merit badges, and is required to serve for at least six months in a position of responsibility in the troop. The Scout must also plan, develop, lead and implement a service project that will benefit the community. The Scout is also required to take part in a unit leader conference, and finally, must pass an Eagle Board of Review.
For his Eagle Scout project, Huber chose to repair a bridge along the Chief Illini Trail in Shelbyville. Huber chose this project after his Boy Scout Troop had attempted to hike the trail, only to discover that it was inaccessible due to the complete destruction of the bridge. By working with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the guidance of his uncle, Jim Jachino, and the assistance of troop members and leaders, Huber was able to reconstruct the bridge during this past summer.
Schaeffer’s Eagle Scout project was to clear, repair and update the Wetlands Nature Trail located at Lake Taylorville. Schaeffer had visited the trail with his high school ecology class in 2011, but much of the trail was inaccessible due to overgrowth and erosion. During this past summer, Schaeffer organized work crews consisting of Scouts, leaders, family and friends to clear the overgrowth, reset landscaping timbers, lay landscaping fabric and apply wood chips on the trail. He also added a picnic table and landscaping for the table. Schaeffer hopes that school groups and visitors to the lake will use the trail to learn more about the wetlands. Alan Jackson of the City of Taylorville Lake Department was instrumental in assisting Schaeffer with his project.
Both Huber and Schaeffer plan to continue their participation in Scouting. Both young men began as Tiger Cubs in Cub Scouts, and have remained active in Scouting since that time.
We are going to make this the simplest blog yet by just adding a link to the Christian County Fair website. The fair runs from July 10 through July 15. Come and attend and have lots of fun.
We are approaching the time of year when warmth is a desirable thing. There is nothing like a flickering fire or the warm bubbling waters of a whirlpool tub for two to warm and stimulate you and your partner and enhance relaxation and romance. Both fire flicker and bubbling jets of our whirlpool rooms are available at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast www.marketstreeinn.com.
Most of our guest rooms have either a gas log fireplace or an electric fireplace while our Hunt Club in the Carriage House has both. Enjoy the romance, the escape and each other.
Golf! What a beautiful word which conjures visions of sunshine, fresh air, challenge, fun, frustration, bets to be won on the next shot, camaraderie and liquid refreshment. What could be better? FREE GOLF! Book your two night stay at the Market Street Inn and use our 4 passes to 18 holes per day. The cart is on you.
Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course is rated 4.5 by Golf Digest and our golf guests tell us that it is a mature and challenging course. Yes, there are some blackout dates and we urge you to check with us for those dates.
Sometimes the month of February can be hard to endure. The cold that started in November seeps into our bones so thoroughly that it is hard to remember what warmth feels like. We ache for the sun to stay longer in the sky, and to provide more than just light. We need a little something special to make us feel better.
We have just the thing for you at our Tayloville Il lodging. Extend the romance of Valentine’s Day throughout the month of February. Plan now to combat the blues with a romantic getaway to our Central Illinois lodging with your sweetie or spouse.
You can be cozy during February. You may cuddle together in front of a fireplace in our lovely inn, and share a soak in your private whirlpool bath. Let us cook delicious breakfasts for you, and sit back and enjoy complimentary wine, beer, cheese and fruit in our parlor each evening. Meet other guests and make new friends, or simply enjoy each other.
There is a two night minimum during weekends in February – all the better to fully unwind.