Sesser’s celebration brings the community together


SESSER, IL (WSIL) – It’s a big year for community events as many return after a year-long hiatus, like HomeComing in Sesser, where organizers say crowds are exceeding expectations.

Nearly 150 competitors had left early Saturday morning for a 5 km race on foot and on foot. Participants set off from downtown Sesser to the Custard Stand, kicking off the day’s events at Miner’s Park.

Running volunteer Connie Hutson says most people are just ready to go out and visit other members of the community that they have passed away.

“I think people are ready to go out and celebrate,” Hutson says. “It’s been a lot of people here which has been wonderful and the entertainment has been really, really good this year, so it’s because of the HomeComing committee, they’ve probably been planning this for a few years now, but all the same. way, come and have fun. “

A craft and local festival down the street from the custard stall gave early bird visitors a chance to shop downtown while other activities were still preparing to begin at the park.

Also attracting more visitors, and more participants this year,
HomeComing “Auto & Tractor Show” by Sesser.

Dozens of people had come out soon after the race to admire the vintage vehicles, classic cars, tractors and hot rods rapidly filling Miner’s Park. Proceeds from individual events held throughout Rend Lake Day are used to fund future festivals and park improvements.

Auto Show organizer Keith Ward says attendance increases every year, as does the variety of vehicles on display.

“We’ve had big crowds and it looks really good so far,” Ward said. “It’s got everything from the 1930s, 1929, until 2021. It’s special to see some of the old cars that do it and they are really beautiful.”

HomeComing from Sesser, Rend Lake Days kicked off Wednesday night and ends Saturday night, with carnival rides, a singing queen and a concert with country star Pam Tillis.

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