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The Taylorville Park District Board heard about a Tree Keepers program at their meeting Monday night. Barb Grabner-Kerns from Trees Forever explains what the program entails:

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Barb said while Trees Forever is based out of Iowa, the company recently received a grant for 1500-dollars to extend the program into Illinois. Barb added she has been in the area for about a year and was recently appointed to the Taylorville Tree Board. She will be working with them for various future projects.


The Manner’s Park Pool recently had another audit by Ellis and Associates. Recreation Director Bailey Hancock told the Taylorville Park Board that once again the staff received outstanding marks:

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The Manners Park Pool is Open Daily from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Thomas McKinney asked the Taylorville Park District Board at their meeting Monday night for permission to bring his Ice Cream Truck to Manners Park. The Board approved the request as long as he just sells ice cream for now and not drinks because they do not want the possibility of money being taken away from the concession stand during little league season. The Board also heard from Maintenance Superintendent Gary Brown who told them they will be losing their Pepsi machines. Brown said with the amount of machines they had, the cost to maintain them was outweighing the money they were making from them. Brown added he talked to Pepsi about bringing back just one machine next spring and seeing how that works out.

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