Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Moment from Main Street -- Jan. 23

Greetings from Main Street ...
Just a friendly reminder that postage stamps went up by a penny yesterday to the tune of 45 cents per stamp. So, before you mail that next letter, make sure you have updated your stamps, including postcards stamps!

The Dixon Main Street Board set its officers for the 2012 year at our board meeting last week. President: Kevin Marx (KSB Hospital), VP: Brittany Herwig (Dixon Health Care), Secretary: Donna Louise Jasper (Blackhawk Insurance), and Treasurer: Laura Bock (Sauk Valley Properties). Our other Board Members for 2012 include: Scott Brown (Wendler Engineering), John Jones (Kitzmans Lumber), Becky Reilly (Sauk Valley Media), BJ Fenwick (Green River Adventure Sports), and Ryan Marshall (The Stables).

Now on to the DMS Events and Updates ...
Feb. 4 -- Coming up on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Post House Ballroom will be Dixon Main Street's annual Gala Celebration this year themed Classic Hollywood. Come walk the red carpet, enjoy music by Cirque du Swing with vocals by Kathy Cecchetti, take your chances at our live and silent auction and enjoy a great evening in a beautiful and historic setting. We will announce our Volunteer of the Year winner, along with the naming of our latest Cornerstone Award winners, which is like DMS's Hall of Fame. Tickets are just $25 per person or $200 for a sponsored table of 8. Dinner is included. Space is limited so make your reservation by Friday, Jan. 27.

Feb. 7 -- Shop Talk at Books on First from 5- 6 p.m. Join area merchants in this informal get-together to talk about issues effecting local businesses. A great networking opportunity to learn from your peers. Last month we had a great discussion on New Year's Business Resolutions and how it is important to step back from our business and view them from the customer's perspective. For the February, the Topic Du Jour will be Perspectives: How Businesses are perceived by Owners, Employees and the Public. Free refreshments thanks to Books on First and C&N Supply!

March 10 -- An Irish Fleadh presented by Lee County Irish Heritage Society and Dixon Main Street featuring the music of The Matt Stedman Band. Save the Date! Details to come soon.

Save the Dates
April 11 -- Founders Day
April 27-28 -- Community-Wide Garage Sales
May 24 -- 5th Annual DMS Golf Outing

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A few quick notes from around the community. . .
Jan. 31 -- Dixon Chamber's Annual Citizen of the Year banquet at Timber Creek, 6 p.m. Some of the honorees include: Ann Lewis, Kelly Sullivan, and the Dixon Knights of Columbus.
Feb. 6 -- Bottom Line Duo will be performing Monday, February 6, at the Historic Dixon Theatre as part of Sauk Valley Community Concert Association's 20th Anniversary season. For information go to
Feb. 11 -- Second Saturdays in downtown Dixon, 6-midnight. Check out the extended hours!
Feb. 20 -- The Dixon Riverfront will host the 2nd Annual President's Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Dixon Historic Center. Lunch is catered by Mama Cimino's, music by Jazzy Jeff, and guest speaker is Bill Jones of the Dixon Historic Center. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For details call 815-973-0931.
March 3 -- LCCOA/Post House Ballroom Prom
March 17 -- Shamrock Club's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 18 -- The American Roots/Celtic Soul duo, Switchback, will be returning to Dixon for their 7th annual Irish Music concert at the Dixon High School Auditorium on March 18 at 4pm. Tickets are $10 for anyone 13 and over. The Kosier Studio of Dance Irish Dancers will be performing.
March 20 -- Art for Art's Sake Fundraiser for the Next Picture Show

FYI -- The Dixon Flash Soccer Club and the Dixon YMCA Soccer Program are looking for nicely used/worn soccer shoes, shin guards, balls, and other equipment to share with the kids during the spring soccer season. This is a great way to clean out your closet and help others with the cost of equipment. For details or to make a donation, contact Kathy at 815-677-0994.

We want your news! -- Please email us your group or organizations event dates for 2012 so we can help to promote them!

Josh Albrecht
Dixon Main Street

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