CLINTON — Celebrate Clinton Association is getting ready for two fun summer events in Clinton.
The July 5 fireworks display on Clinton’s west side celebrates the nation’s independence.
Good locations to view the fireworks show include Sunrise Court near Monical’s Pizza and the Clinton Nazarene Church parking lot on Illini Drive. Spectators can bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the show.
On Sunday, August 21, Celebrate Clinton will host the Clinton’s Founders Day celebration.
The event will start with a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Mr. Lincoln’s Square followed by a historical presentation at the C.H. Moore Homestead & DeWitt County Museum by three men who played important roles in our city’s early years, Abraham Lincoln, C.H. Moore and Jesse Fell.
The three special visitors will share their recollections from the front porch of the museum.
Lincoln, Moore and Fell will be available for photos and to chat afterwards during refreshments at the museum.
The summer events are possible because of dedicated volunteers and donations from Clinton businesses, individuals, and organizations.
Celebrate Clinton volunteers will be at Clinton IGA on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 serving sandwiches to raise funds for the summer events.
Pulled pork sandwiches will be available from Celebrate Clinton Friday, June 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum during the visit by WCIA weatherman Kevin Lighty and his Channel 3 team. Lighty will broadcast his 5 and 6 p.m. weather reports from the Prairie Flyers exhibit at the museum.
Celebrate Clinton encourages everyone to skip the cooking Friday and Saturday and support our summer events to celebrate Clinton.
Donations to Celebrate Clinton may be sent to Box 436, Clinton, IL 61727. Donation boxes are also located in local businesses.