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Luncheon April 11 will be held at Loveland Community House

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – The Loveland Community House will host Dixon’s Founders Day luncheon, which will feature a presentation about the city’s early physicians.

The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. April 11, with food provided by Ginko Tree Cafe for $5 per person, according to a news release from Dixon Main Street. 

A program about the early physicians in Dixon and the starting of KSB Hospital will begin at noon., followed by presentations of the Langan Award, for the most outstanding local historian, and the McAlpine Award, for reinvestment in a downtown building.

“Founders Day has become a wonderful tradition in the city to highlight the accomplishments of our city founders and the great wealth of local history in our community,” Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said in the news release.

On April 11, 1830, John Dixon, his wife, Rebecca, and their children settled near what is now the corner of First Street and Peoria Avenue in downtown Dixon.

BorgWarner will sponsor the luncheon, according to the release, and visitors can tour Loveland.

Admission to the luncheon is free.

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