It was so pleasing to see all the young people and adults enjoying the Annual Christmas Walk Friday night in spite of the low temperature. There are a limited number of activities where kids and adults can mingle and enjoy themselves together at the same event. From the KSB tree lighting at the east end to the Loveland Museum on the west end, there were treats galore and activities from the strolling singers to the snowball drop. People of all ages scrambling for the ping-pong balls was more fun than watching a barrel of monkeys. The merchants and the Main Street organization went all out to make sure everyone had fun. Through the efforts of many, Dixon has a dynamic Central Business District beaming with vitality, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has become a focal point and a community venue to bring residents together for socializing and entertainment. The Christmas Walk exudes cheerfulness and is a great prelude to the big holiday. Hats off to the volunteers, merchants and sponsors for hosting one of the largest Christmas walks in northern Illinois. And right on the heels of this big event, next weekend brings us the monthly infusion of downtown culture and entertainment from Second Saturdays.
Mayor Jim Burke
On Monday, December 9, 2013, the Even/Odd Parking ordinance will be in effect. Due to the snow fall all cars within the city will be required to park on the odd side of the road, starting today and to continue to follow the Even/Odd Parking regulations until the snow has been cleared from their block. This does not apply to the downtown business district.
As a reminder the fine for "Snow Parking" violations is $75.00 and the vehicles will be towed. If anyone has questions about this ordinance, please contact the Dixon Police Department at 815/288-4411 or go to www.dixonpd.com.
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