Keithsburg Family Fall Fun and “Just Glow With It” Fun Run/Walk Planned

Melonie McLaughlin/Contributor

The Keithsburg Playground Committee has set the date for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival Playground Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for September 27, 2014 on Main Street in Keithsburg. There will be a Car/Truck & Motorcycle Show 1 - 3:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off 3 - 5 p.m. Just bring a roaster of your favorite chili and enter the contest. There will be a bounce house and Mechanical Bull from 2 - 7 p.m. Bags Tournament starting at 6 pm. There is a Glow Run Planned to start @ 7:30 “Just GLOW with IT”. After the glow run there will be music in the park. Bring your friends and come and enjoy the day and help us raise money for a new and improved playground for our kids and the community. You can find out more information on the Keithsburg Playground Committee Facebook page.

To date the Keithsburg Playground Committee has raised approximately $14,000.00 to date. The goal was set for $25,000.00. We have almost met the goal and with this year’ events we are hoping to achieve our goal. Once the goal has been met the playground will undergo a complete makeover. Complete with new playground equipment, rubber mulch, lighting and a safe environment for children to play.

The playground committee is also selling donor bricks to help raise money for the Playground Equipment Fund. The bricks can have your name, your company, or in memory of engraved on them by Lacky Monument and Sons in Galesburg. The bricks are sold in two different sizes and would make a great gift for someone special. 4" X 8" brick  $50.00 (15 spaces per line, 2 lines maximum)   8" X 8" brick $100.00 (15 spaces per line, 3 lines maximum, plus logo or 5 lines) The bricks will be displayed in the park and viewed for many years to come! You can also go to to print out an order form and to for more information.