Kris Stone Wins Historic Trail Challenge

Historic Walk Encourages Activity, and Share Community Historic Sites

Kris Stone was the winner of a Kindle Fire in the JeffCo On the Move Historic Trail Walk Challenge introduced in May. The drawing was held at the Fairbury Public Library on Aug. 18.

The concept of the Historic Trail Walk is simple: provide information at various historic sites around the community, and let walkers or bikers know where other signs are and how far it is from place to place. Although the challenge is complete, the Historic Trail Wall remains a feature in our community.

“The goal is to encourage healthy activity in our community,” said Lana Likens, president of JeffCo On the Move. “We want to encourage walking, biking, and connecting our community.”

Sites included on the Fairbury Historic Trail Walk are: Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum, Fairbury Public Library; McNish Park; Fairbury City Museum; Fairbury City Park; and Jefferson County Courthouse/Historic Downtown Fairbury. Each sign includes a brief history of the location, photos, a map of the community with other Historic Trail Walk locations marked, and distances to the other locations on the trail. Each map has a QR code which allows participants to go to the map on their mobile device. The map can also be accessed on line at the City of Fairbury site. Go to fairburyne.org, then parks, then JeffCo On the Move Historic Trail.

Sign sponsors are: Westin Packaged Meats-Fairbury Operations; Heartland Bank; PVI; Rooted in Relationships; Fairbury Public Library Foundation; and Jefferson Community Health & Life.

The goal of JeffCo on the Move is to encourage and facilitate healthy lifestyles.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Fairbury Historic Trail Walk project or JeffCo on the Move may check out the Facebook Page (JeffCo On the Move) or contact Likens at 402-729-6855.