Bicentennial celebration being planned

The Union County Board of Commissioners has voiced support for plans which are being made for an upcoming special celebration.

The celebration was on the agenda at a regular meeting of the county board which was held last Friday morning. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Local resident R.L. Pete Housman is spearheading efforts for a bicentennial celebration which is being planned for 2018 through 2020.

Both Union County and the State of Illinois will commemorate their bicentennials in 2018.

Housman has attended two recent county board meetings to discuss plans for the upcoming celebration. He attended last Friday morning's meeting.

The county board approved the drafting of a resolution in support of the bicentennial celebration.

Housman said that a meeting is planned June 3 in Anna to discuss plans for the bicentennial celebration. The meeting is scheduled at the Anna Arts Center.

In other business at Friday's meeting, county administrator Kelly Carter shared some good news regarding general fund revenue projections for the current fiscal year.

The county's fiscal year began on Dec. 1, 2015, and continues through Nov. 30.

The county had projected revenues totalling $5.1 million for the current fiscal year. As of last week, revenues were on pace to match the projection.


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