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SIX ONE DOUBLE OH EIGHT - Belvidere Businesses Have Hearts
Who has the hearts?
Some of us are aware that many families are putting hearts in their windows to show community spirit and to provide a bit of entertainment for people passing by. Some of these heartscapes are showing off the beautiful talent of their creators too! In fact, there is a facebook group dedicated to sharing these creations.
Visit HEART HUNTERS on FB to see some beautifully creative window hearts! I haven't posted my hearts yet but I love when they come across my feed!
Families aren't the only ones showing their community love!
I had to make a quick trip to grab groceries and noticed a few Belvidere businesses that jumped on that bandwagon.
I was really hoping more of our business community would have donned hearts in their window so I thought it was appropriate to give a great big THANK YOU to those that did!
Hey Physicians Immediate Care, I spotted your hearts from the intersection! I am sure they help all your patients feel just a little bit better!
Next up I want to give a shout out to the Shell Gas Station on N. State St. better known as the Mulhall's Private Candy Store. I am not lying when I say candy runs are made to our Shell more than 5 times a week ya'll! Tim is seriously in LOVE with sweets!
The people at O'Brien's Pharmacy are spreading a little love our way as well!
Even our own Mayor Mike got in on the action! Now I don't really know if the guy in charge of B-Town actually cut those hearts out and put them up at Belvidere City Hall but, he runs a pretty tight ship with some exceptional people working at our City's municipal offices. I hope they are still up when I attend my first Planning and Zoning meeting as a newly appointed Commissioner!
How many of you have a restaurant that you frequent so much, they know who you are as soon as you call them and utter the words: "I'd like to place an order."? Ok, some of you... How about when the 2nd generation of owners now recognizes your voice? I have to give it up to my favorite Tacqueria and a great big virtual hug and shout out to the Victors at El Molcajete! We all know them and love them and they are showing us the love right back!
Remember when I spoke of talented heartscape creators? Well, Belvidere is not short in the talented community member department! We don't have to look any further than our beloved Buchanan Street. On that sweet little street is a sweet little Cakery. The owners of this cakery have invested not only their hard-earned dollars in the 61008 they have invested their hearts in Belvidere. Erica of Erica Koren Cakery takes the cake for the most creative! Thank you, Erica, for the beautiful window! Show the girl some love and follow her on facebook.
Fear is a liar.
Fear isn't winning in Belvidere. These hearts are proof of that. I think we are doing our best to support our local businesses and by the looks of it, all of those hearts, in all of those windows, say that our local businesses are showing their support for us.
If we all make the effort to stay connected as a community, when we see each other again it will feel like we were never "apart". We will dine out, have a drink, cheer on our teams, watch parades, we will still be Belvidere, Poplar Grove, Caledonia...
I'll see you all out in the 61008 soon! In the meantime, you can find my blog posts for Six One Double Oh Eight shared on my Facebook page along with other cool B-Town stuff!
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