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By DAVE HINTON
Rantoul Press editor
THOMASBORO — They’ll be dancing in the street this summer in Thomasboro.
Thomasboro firefighters and Thomasboro Improvement Association will host a street dance from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The dance will be held at the intersection of Main and Commercial streets in front of the community building.
The band Ryan Ideus and the Feudin’ Hillbillys will provide music.
The gates will open at 6 p.m., the band will begin playing at 8:30.
Paul Cundiff, Thomasboro fire chief who is chairman of the organizing committee, said street dances used to be common in Thomasboro.
“Thomasboro used to have them years ago,” Cundiff said. “We figured out the last one was in 2002.
“We’re just getting this thing fired back up again. We’re going in this together and splitting the costs or the profits to use for our own separate areas.”
Cundiff said at least some of the proceeds will hopefully be used to stage the village’s 150th anniversary celebration next year.
“I hope that as this thing builds, (the street dance will) lead us into the following year for the sesquicentennial,” Cundiff said.
Firefighters will have food for sale. Beer will also be available. People must be at least 21 to enter the grounds. Identification will be checked at the gate.