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WSIU Almanac 5.29.24

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Kevin Boucher

In Carbondale, the upcoming Make Me Bankable (MMB) program is designed to help farmers understand credit, improve their farm financial management, and increase their eligibility for loans. This program aims to empower farmers to make sound financial decisions and support the growth of local agricultural businesses.
Free financial guidance to learn how to grow your farm.
Date: Tuesday, June 4th,2024
Location: In-Person at the Dunn- Richmond Economic Development Center. Cost : Free

The Fort de Chartres Rendezvous, a popular annual tradition in Randolph County, will take place June 1 and 2 at the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site.
Rendezvous hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Highlights include a flintlock muzzleloader shooting competition; period food, drink, and entertainment; artisan and craft demonstrations; 18th century kids’ games; militia and military events; and more. The Rendezvous is free and open to the public. Special event parking is available for $5 per car. Donations are welcome. The site is at 1350 Illinois 155, about four miles west of Prairie du Rocher.

The 2024 Sunset Concert Series in Carbondale kicks off its 45th Anniversary season on June 13th. Enjoy free outdoor concerts every Thursday evening at 7pm. Shows run through July 25th and alternate locations between Turley Park and Shryock Lawn.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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