Danville Area Dash
June 20, 2013
Lindley Sign Post Forest
Vermilion Advantage's Leadership Tomorrow Class 25 completed work on the Lindley Sign Post Forest this past weekend in Downtown Danville. The updates include flowing water features, landscaping, and newly stained sign posts!
Carl Lindley was a GI from Danville who became homesick while working on the Alaska Highway in 1942. He erected a sign at Watson Lake in the Yukon showing how far it was to his hometown of Danville, IL, 2835 miles. Since then, anywhere from 40,000-100,000  signs have been added to it at Watson Lake. The Danville version of the Sign Post Forest was originally built in 2010 along with the painting of the Walldog murals and include signs from Las Vegas, NV; Haynes, AK; and Tokyo, Japan!
Contact us for information on purchasing your own sign!

Lake Vermilion Pontoon Excursion with Kennekuk Naturalist

A group from Mahomet Christian Church from Mahomet, IL joined us yesterday for a beautiful morning at Lake Vermilion in Danville. The group took an hour long tour with a naturalist from the Vermilion County Conservation District (VCCD) and finished with a lunch at Kennekuk County Park. Groups of up to 20 can schedule the tours by calling VCCD at (217) 442-1691.


Upcoming Events

Arts in the Park Car Show
Art Beat Music Week
Vermilion County Fair
Arts in the Park
Over 60 vendors will be set up in historic Lincoln Park along with live entertainment scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23 for the 25th Annual Arts in the Park. Performances include the Danville Light Opera and the Lincoln Park Theater Company.

ArtBeat Music Week
Bands including Omni, 90s Daughter, X-Krush and others will be on stage all next week in Temple Plaza as a part of ArtBeat Music Week. The Live Karaoke Band will hit the stage Wednesday night for a one-of-a-kind karaoke experience! Speed painter John Jansky will also be featured along with arts and craft vendors.
Vermilion County Fair
A talent contest, truck and tractor pull, queen pageant, demo derby and more will hit the stage of the Vermilion County Fair & Expo next week, June 25-29. Daily events will include livestock showings, carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, food vendors, aerial acts, bike giveaways and more! 

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