The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 30, 2013

Springfest starts season


Commercial-News

DANVILLE — The first area festival of summer kicks off today with the Danville Jaycees Springfest on the lot at 1525 Georgetown Road in Tilton, just south of the 14th Street exit.

The Jaycees is an organization of young adults, largely involved in business activities.

Proceeds from Springfest will go to pay for local projects throughout the year.

In addition to the traditional carnival — when is the last time you caught a ride on a Tilt-A-Whirl? — Springfest offers a variety of other activities for young and old.

Today’s schedule includes a baby contest, with a youth pageant on Thursday and, on Saturday, a car show, huge rummage sale and collections for Support the Troops Project.

Musical groups will perform nightly on the Springfest stage.

With convenient parking, the festival should attract another big crowd this year.

Springfest is just the first in a busy summer schedule of special events.

Catlin celebrates its Strawberry Festival on Saturday.

The Vermilion County Fair, Warren County Fair, Vermillion County Fair and Arts in the Park will fill weekends in June. They will be followed by Fourth of July events, Fountain County Fair and the Georgetown Fair. Westville’s Labor Day festival and Hoopeston’s National Sweetcorn Festival will bring summer to a close.

Lots to do. Lots to see. And lots of delicious food to eat in the weeks ahead.

Help support local organizations by attending these events. They are a large part of what makes the Vermilion County area such a special place in which to live.