Philo 150th Anniversary Committee to hold first meeting

Philo - The Philo 150th Anniversary Celebration committee will have its first meeting tomorrow at 1 pm in the R E Franks Center Boardroom. This will be the first in the series of many to plan for a festival and celebration in summer 2025, said village board member David Happ.

"I'm asking anybody interested in serving on the committee or if they have ideas to share, to come," Happ said.

Named after Philo Hale, the Philo Township was created in 1859 and the Village of Philo was incorporated 16 years later in 1875. The earliest census listed the population at 291. Today's population is around 1,421 according to Data USA.

Once established over the next couple of months, the committee will meet monthly.

"Tomorrow, we are trying to get a feel of who would be willing to serve on the committee," Happ said, hoping to add more names to the few on his list so far who have expressed an interest in helping plan the event over the next year.

For more information, contact David Happ at (217) 417-3128.


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