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Lexington, Illinois
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Lexington, Illinois 61753
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Lexington, Illinois
Red Carpet Corridor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Donna Williams   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:55


Come See Lexington's new Memory Lane Billboard on the Nationally known Route 66 attraction

Bring your Vintage Cars, motorcycles, bikes, and display them along Memory Lane.

The City of Lexington is gearing up this year's Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor.  All events located along historic Memory Lane.  This year's souvenir for 2014 will be a postcard of the new Memory Lane billboard and Route 4-Old 66 History.  Information provided by the Fort.



Events on both days, May 3rd and May 4th:

Flea market; antiques, children's items, handcrafted goods.

Children's game room, $0.50 tickets win a prize every time.  Sponsored by Homes for Haiti.

Local food booths.  Porkchop sandwiches, hamburgers, fries, walking tacos, cotton candy, rootbeer floats, and Lemon Shakeups.


May 3rd 9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 4:30pm M&K Inflatables

11:00am - 4:00pm  Zoo Lady Face Painting

1:00pm - 3:00pm  Band Forgiven

Dusk -- Drive In Movie, bring your own lawn chairs  (Weather Permitting)


May 4th 9:00am - 3:00pm

11:00am - 12:00pm Elvis Impersonator

11:00am - 2:00pm   Free Unique Balloon Twists

1:30pm - 3:00pm  High School Band and Choir


Want to get involved?  Looking for help to restore old Memory Lane road signs and directing traffic/parking during this year's events.  Contact City Hall if interested at 309-365-3331

Summer Give and Take PDF Print E-mail
Written by Denise Cappis   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:46

Kiwanis and Main Street Moms Summer Give and Take will be held May 6, 7, & 8th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), at the Lexington Community Center.


We are looking for summer clothes and shoes, swim suits, sporting equipment, and toys.


Drop off:    May 6th from noon to 7pm

May 7th from 9am to noon.


Take Items:  May 7th from 9am to 6pm

May 8th from 9am to 4pm


Questions or if interested in helping with setup or working at the welcome table, please contact:

Anita Revelle at 309-365-8779 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Denise Cappis at 309-365-3450  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Letter Carriers' Food Drive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carol Eagan   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:25

The Letter Carriers' Food Drive, sponsored by the United States Postal Service, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th.  Members of the High School's Key Club and FFA, as well as other volunteers, will be assisting our local postal employees with this nation wide event.

Please leave your non-perishable food donations next to your mailbox by 9:00am the morning of the 10th and volunteers will be around to collect them.  Food donations may also be dropped off at Lexington Finer Foods or any local church.

Suggested food donations are spaghetti, pasta sauce, cereal, peanut butter, cake/cookie/brownie mixes and macaroni and cheese. Canned foods such as meat, fruit, soup, and vegetables (except green beans and corn) are needed.  Checks payable to Lexington Food Pantry are always welcome to pay for fresh produce distributed each month and to purchase any items that may be needed to meet the needs of the Food Pantry recipients.

Your contributions to the Lexington Food Pantry are greatly appreciated.

Yard Waste; Brush and Limb Collection PDF Print E-mail
Written by City of Lexington   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 18:37

The City will be providing brush and limb pick-up during the months of April through October on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the third week of each month.  The City will not pick-up leaves or glass clippings as part of its brush and limb pick-up service.

Brush or limbs may be placed for pick-up up to one week in advance of the scheduled pick-up date. Any brush or limbs, or yard waste that is placed for pick-up prior to that period, or that are left to remain after the scheduled pick-up dates will be deemed a nuisance.

Lexington City Wide Spring Garage Sales PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sara Compton   
Friday, 28 March 2014 17:14

The Lexington City Wide Spring Garage Sales will be held on Friday, May 2nd 8am to 3pm and Saturday, May 3rd 8am to 3pm.  Forms to have a garage sale may be picked up at City Hall, Lexington Finer Foods, or Freedom Gas Station. Forms may also be downloaded on the City of Lexington website.  All forms need to be returned to Sara Compton by noon on Tuesday, April 29th.  For questions, please contact Sara Compton at 309-365-8431 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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