Monday, January 26, 2009

Volunteer Recognition Night / Martini Night

The Black and White Martini Night is back! Dixon Main Street will be hosting their annual volunteer recognition dinner Saturday March 28th, 2009 at the Post House Ballroom. The evening will encompass cocktails, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, entertainment and an auction of local business goodies. As part of the night’s theme, we are encouraging those attending to wear black and white.

The Black & White Martini Night will once again be getting an excellent act from Bass Entertainment. Last year, Dixon Main Street hosted Mentalist Chris Carter and this year’s entertainment will be just as spectacular.

Our stylish event kick’s off at 6 p.m. with warm hors d’ oeuvres and chilled cocktails- then onto our awards ceremony for our hard working volunteers at 7 p.m. After the awards, we will continue the evening with our entertainment and auction.

Dixon Main Street’s auction will include the Headline Sponsorship Spot for the 2nd Annual Dixon Main Street Golf Outing which will happen June 18th, 2009. But not to be outdone, tasty drink trays, desserts and donated items from Dixon businesses will also be auctioned.

Ticket prices have been set at $35 per person or $250 per corporate table of 8. Space is limited to 160 people / 20 tables. Pre-selling of tickets has already begun. Please contact the Dixon Main Street office to secure your spot at the must attend event this spring. For more information, call 815-288-2308.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Home Show set for May 9

Second Annual Home Show set for May 9!

The Dixon Main Street Home Show is scheduled for Saturday, May 9. In 2008, DMS held its first-ever Home Show in downtown Dixon. The show featured more than 40 vendors and had nearly 500 visitors come through to see the exhibits. The show will be held once again at Kitzmans Lumber, 411 W. First Street.

The one-day event will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and we hope to have more than 40 vendors take part again this year. A wide variety of vendors participated last year, including banks, construction, real estate, painting, appliance, landscaping, utilities, home entertainment and much more. We are also looking to add live demonstrations this year so our visitors can learn how to do home improvement projects while visiting with vendors. And, to add some entertainment to the day, 3D Sound will be on-hand to pump music to the crowd all day long.

Booth spaces are available and cost $120 if you sign up before March 1. After March 1 the price per booth is $145. The event is a great way for vendors to generate leads and to showcase their business to the public. For more information, go online to, or call 815-288-2308. This year’s sponsors are Kitzmans Lumber, Sherwin-Williams and Hvarre Painting.