With the courthouse celebration coming in a week, Ol’ Red 99-5 and Fairbury News Now have teamed up to prepare the square for the many visitors expected to attend.
These local businesses have decided to host a trash pick up event in the downtown area on Friday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Trevor Steinmeyer, of Ol’ Red 99-5, explained that this is a way to give back to the community for all of the support citizens have shown.
“I think from a media stand point, Fairbury News Now and Ol’ Red 99-5 want to present our community as a great community,” said Steinmeyer. “One way to do that is simply picking up trash. It shows the community that we care about it as well. It’s our home; it’s where we live. We want it to look good.”
Steinmeyer believes that the courthouse celebration on Sept. 10 showcases the strength of the community through a positive event.
“What a great event that the courthouse is putting on to showcase our community,” Steinmeyer said. “We want it looking the best it can.”
Shaun Friedrichsen, Owner of Fairbury News Now, is excited about the partnership. He believes it highlights what great things can happen when people work together.
“This whole event, not just the trash pick up, is a great example of what can happen when people coalesce and are proud to belong to such a great community,” said Friedrichsen. “Jefferson County has been home to me since 1999, and I appreciate all of the great things going on in the county. The partnership with Ol’ Red 99-5 to clean up the area is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and recognizing all of the great ways people in Jefferson County are coming together to make great things happen.”
Friedrichsen emphasized that the work that people do and the time that people volunteer does not go unnoticed. He shared his gratitude with those people for making Jefferson County an even better place to live.
Ol’ Red 99-5 and Fairbury News Now invite other businesses around the square in Fairbury to join them in helping to clean up the area on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
“If anyone would like to help us out, we’d be more than happy to give you a couple of trash bags, and let you help us out,” Steinmeyer said.