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Letters to the Editor

Many thanks for Riverfront volunteer work

The Dixon Heritage Crossing Riverfront, between Peoria and Galena Avenue bridges over the Rock River, is being brought back to life after a long winter and cold spring.

The April 15 Telegraph front-page pictures, by SVM photographer Michael Krabbenhoeft, spread the word with pictures and phrase, “There is mulch to celebrate.”

This is what volunteers can do for our community. The core work group was from the First United Methodist Church Men’s group. Others came from KSB Hospital and other Riverfront supporters.

On behalf of the Riverfront Commission and general public, we send a big thank you to all the volunteers. The Methodist Men’s group and KSB Hospital have a community outreach program to aid in community service. This is a much appreciated service.

The community has made it a joy for the Riverfront Commission members to see how much use this transformed area is experiencing. High water has brought some areas of concern, but it soon will be back to normal. We’ll work on any issues that will aid in making the Riverfront enjoyable for all.

The Riverfront will have another paver program. Orders for an engraved paver for yourself, loved one, group, family member, business, or organization will be taken until June 15. That will allow the engraving to take place before the Dixon Petunia Festival. The program allows you, the public, to make a donation and have the opportunity to leave a legacy by having a paver engraved with your name, special tribute for loved ones, special remembrances and or favorite sayings.

You can get an order form from www.discoverdixon.org/riverfront or  www.dixonriverfront.net or call Kay Miller, executive director of the Dixon Riverfront, at 815-973-0931. The Dixon Riverfront Commission is qualified as a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible. 

Thank you to all the volunteers, there is much to celebrate.

Note to readers – Larry E. Reed is chairman of the Riverfront Commission. The volunteers placed about 36 cubic yards of mulch.

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