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"Small Town Taylorville" The Focus of Taylorville Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the efforts of the “Small Town Taylorville” Committee, during their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.


Steve Craggs with the “Small Town Taylorville” Committee, shared all the volunteer committee has done to attract people to visit Taylorville.  With funding from the City of Taylorville’s Business Development District tax, the committee embarked on a multi-media campaign including radio, on-line, newspaper, billboard and social media, to promote the community—not only its retail base, but all facets of the community including government, health care, media and more, all contributing to the quality of life for the town.  Craggs said the effort is very unique.



Craggs said the committee, in working with the Downtown Taylorville organization, has created numerous retail events as well as Car Shows and a Picker’s Market, to add to their successful Farmer’s Market events on the square, all with the intent of bringing more people to town.


Craggs added that reports from merchants and others are that retail sales are up, foot traffic is up, and web traffic wanting more information on the town is up.  More information on the “Small Town Taylorville” Committee can be found by clicking HERE.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.     

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