Bryant E News August 26 2017


What a week in Southern Illinois!
This past Monday, Southern Illinois enjoyed the first total solar eclipse to be viewable from coast to coast in the United States in 99 years. 


Massive crowds descended upon the region to view this marvel of our universe. I was blessed to invite friends to my house in Murphysboro, where totality could be seen for more than 2 minutes. It was, to say the least, an amazing way to start this busy week. I want to take  a moment to thank all the city and county officials, Mayors, Police, Fire and Emergency Services, SIU President Randy Dunn and his entire team, and all the volunteers that stepped up to make this once in a lifetime event a tremendous success.

Here is the picture I was able to capture of the totality. Amazing!


Union County Fair

I was very happy to once again share time and fun with friends and neighbors at the Union County Fair. This year I was busy buying animals at the Annual 4H Auction. This year, I bought the sheep you see below from Colton Clauson and the steer from Abigail Dahmer. Congratulations to these hard working young people. They have a bright future in agriculture!



DuQuoin State Fair Kicks Off Friday Night

The 2017 DuQuoin State Fair kicked off on Friday with the Annual Twilight Parade and celebrity milking contest. I am proud to represent DuQuoin in Springfield. The DuQuoin State Fair is a major economic driver for our region. Please enjoy some photos from yesterday's festivities! Thank you to everyone that came out to support me and walk with me in the parade. Also, I want to encourage anyone that has not been to the fair in a while to get come out and enjoy the awesome food vendors, great rides, and star studded grandstand entertainment. This year's DuQuoin State Fair will be one to remember. You can learn more about what's going on at the fair this year by CLICKING HERE





Pinckneyville Library Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

Also on Friday, I stopped in at the Pinckneyville Public Library to help them celebrate their 100th anniversary. I am pictured below with Pinckneyville Mayor Robert Spencer and the Director and Board members of the library. Congratulations and here's to another 100 years!


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