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City of Lexington News

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The City of Lexington is excited to announce the expansion of Christmas on the Prairie!

Activities begin at 9am and continue on into the evening hours.

At the Lexington Schools:
9am-2pm, Vendor event, shop from over 60 unique vendors
9am-11am, Free breakfast with Santa
9am-2pm, Children's Shopping ($5 and under)

Main Street Activities:
9am-7pm, Fine Art Display & Sale, Blacksmith Shop
11am-Close, Upper Tap's Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer
12pm-4pm, Pictures with Santa, Platform 322
12pm-7pm, Lexington's Festival of Trees, 316 W Main St.
2pm-7pm, Fresh Christmas Trees for sale, Devore, City Park
4pm-7pm, Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate & Cookies, Christo's
4:30pm, Christmas music performed by HS Music Dept., City Park
5pm, Tree Lighting Ceremony, City Park
5pm-7pm, Evening Carriage Rides down Main St.
5pm-8pm, Wine & Cheese Pairing Event, Main St.

Light Up Lexington, the holiday house decorating contest also kicks off the evening of December 3rd.  Participant addresses will be distributed during the day and will also be posted online.

There is so much to do on December 3rd in Lexington!  It's sure to be an unforgettable event!

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Trail Work Day Planned October 22nd

The Ollie and Dorothy Myers Trail Committee is a collaboration between the City of Lexington and the Lexington Park District.  It oversees maintenance and improvements to the Route 66 trail.  The trail is an asset to the community visited by Route 66 enthusiasts from all over the world.  It is also a great place to meet some friends and enjoy a walk or get some exercies.  There is approximately 2 miles of hot mix asphalt paving that makes a smooth surface on which to push a wheel chair, stroller, to ride roller blades or jog.  

The Trail Committee has scheduled a work day for this Saturday, October 22nd beginning at 9:00am.  They are looking for help to fertilize the trees, pick up some trash and transplant some small trees.  If you'd like to help beautify our community, bring your work gloves and meet us at the gravel parking lot behind the Freedom gas station.  A rain date is scheduled for October 29th.  We look forward to seeing you!

Photo compliments of Alien Puppet Productions

Darin Lahood

Darin LaHood, United States Representative for Illinois' 18th congressional district will be in Lexington at 8:00am on Friday, October 14th at Christo's Java Cafe & Dining.  

Representative LaHood was sworn into the House of Representatives in September 2015 after winning the special election to replace Aaron Schock.  He currently serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  LaHaood is seeking reelection on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  Darin and his family reside in Dunlap, IL.  Everyone is welcome.

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October 22nd from 10am - 2pm at Christo's Java Cafe & Dining, 304 W Main St. in Lexington.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  Lexington Police Department has teamed up with Christo's Java Cafe & Dining, to provide our community with a local collection site for disposal of unused or expired medication.  For more information on this programs, visit: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
329 West Main Street
Lexington, Illinois 61753
(309) 365-3331