Donation boosts funding for 50th Fall Fun Festival

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JBS and UFCW Local 431 unite to provide funding

  • A generous gift — Members of the Beardstown Fall Fun Festival Committee received a $20,000 donation from JBS Beardstown and UFCW Local 431 to help fund the festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Fall Festival Treasurer Brenda Fishel receives the check from Chelsee Cornelius (JBS) and Sergio Ruiz (Local 431.) Also on hand for the presentation were Tom Schlueter and Scott Lummis. The logo for this year’s festival being held by Lummis was donated by Flowers Signworx.	(Photo by Brian DeLoche.)
    A generous gift — Members of the Beardstown Fall Fun Festival Committee received a $20,000 donation from JBS Beardstown and UFCW Local 431 to help fund the festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Fall Festival Treasurer Brenda Fishel receives the check from Chelsee Cornelius (JBS) and Sergio Ruiz (Local 431.) Also on hand for the presentation were Tom Schlueter and Scott Lummis. The logo for this year’s festival being held by Lummis was donated by Flowers Signworx. (Photo by Brian DeLoche.)
    Plans for Beardstown’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Fall Fun Festival got a major shot in the arm Monday afternoon when representatives from JBS and UFCW Local 431, the union representing the majority of the plant’s more than 2,000 employees, presented a $20,000 check to members of the Fall Fun Festival Committee.       “As a community, we’re thankful for JBS and Local 431’s help in…

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