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Chamber invites women to Ladies' Night Out

Members of the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce hope that local women will come out for food, fellowship and fun with friends at the annual Ladies’ Night Out.

“We wanted to try something different,” organizer Martha Wagner said of this year’s event. 


Headliners announced for River Fest

Organizers of the Sangamon River Music Festival have announced the event's 2016 headliners.


Library run a 10K in its 10th year

For local runners, spring means the Illinois Marathon—and, for the first time, the Run for the Library.

Organizers of the annual event, a joint fundraiser for the Friends of the Mahomet Public Library and Mahomet Rotary Club, made the decision last fall to move the race to April. It’s traditionally been held the weekend before Thanksgiving.


Library marking 50 years

Mahomet Public Library has come a long way in 50 years.

The institution, founded in 1966, started out with 3,000 books, art prints and phonograph records. Today, it boasts over 36,828 books, 2,654 DVDs, 3,687 music CDs and audiobooks, plus more than 30,000 digital titles available through membership in various consortia.


Bank hosting toy drive

First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Mahomet is collecting new toys and teen-appropriate gift cards for Mahomet Helping Hands' annual holiday giveaway.

The giveaway provides some Christmas gifts and seasonal cheer for families in need in the Mahomet-Seymour school district.

Unwrapped toys and gift cards can be dropped off now through Dec. 16 at First Mid.


Sangamon River Music Festival 2015 schedule

All events in downtown Mahomet unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Aug. 28

5 - 10 p.m. Carnival rides
5 - 10 p.m. Crafters’ Village, vendors, food court
5 - 11:30 p.m. Lions Club Beer Tent
6- 9 p.m. Bingo
6:10 p.m. Kinnamon Brothers
6:45 p.m. Discount Rhythm Dukes
7:45 p.m. Jury’s Out
9:30 p.m. Jack Russell’s Great White

Saturday, Aug. 29


MAYC run marks two decades

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen

For two decades, runners across Central Illinois have been marking their calendars for mid-August.

This Saturday marks the 20th annual Mahomet Half-Marathon and 5K, a fundraiser for Mahomet Area Youth Club that draws competitive and casual runners alike to the streets of Mahomet.


Museum part of "selfie" promotion

By KAYTLIN WORKMAN
For the Mahomet Citizen

School may be out, but local kids and families are still learning—and having fun at the same time—at local museums.

Attendance at the Museum of the Grand Prairie has increased steadily this summer, drawing guests in with numerous free programs and a few technological incentives.


Busy summer at Camp Kiwanis

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen

Girl Scouts are out in full force at Mahomet’s Camp Kiwanis again this year, and with the summer comes some changes for participating young women.

The day camp program has continued to grow, with over 300 girls in first through fifth grade enrolled, a 17 percent increase from last year.


Local Little Miss crowned at Fisher Fair

Mahomet hung onto a prestigious title at this week's Fisher Fair, as resident Haylee Vallowe was crowned Little Miss Fisher Fair 2015.  The 2014 title belonged to another Mahomet resident, Lacie Bushman.  2015 Miss Fisher Fair Queen is Karson Pacunas of Fisher.


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