06/15 Farmer’s Market Open for the Season

The 2017 Market season is scheduled to run from June 15, 2017 through October 2017.
The market may be extended depending upon the weather.

Hours: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 8th Street between Franklin and Fairfax Streets.
East side of the Clinton County Courthouse


Darlene Rodden
Market Master
(618) 594-4277
(618) 979-3303 mobile

Market may be cancelled if severe storms approach.

Carlyle Lake 50th Anniversary Planning Meeting, @ Carlyle Lake Visitor Center

Thank you to those who participated in the Carlyle Lake 50th Anniversary Planning Meeting held at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center on April 21, 2016. For those who could not make last week’s meeting, the meeting minutes are attached.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center. We hope to continue to keep building momentum, begin to establish a planning committee, narrow the dates for the weekend activities to be held in the Dam West Area and move forward to the planning phase. Please share with anybody you know who may be interested in participating in planning any activities to promote the area and commemorate the 50 year Anniversary of Carlyle Lake.

We hope to see you on May 5th!

Kimberly J. Hammel
Park Ranger

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10th Annual Community Link Buddy Walk

The 10th Annual Community Link Buddy Walk is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at North Side Park in Breese, IL! This is a very important fundraiser for Community Link. In addition to raising funds to support the many program offerings at Community Link, this particular fundraiser is also an opportunity to raise awareness for the many individuals with a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Calling all crafters and vendors! We are going to have a Craft & Vendor Fair at our Buddy Walk again this year on Saturday, May 7th. This is a great opportunity to showcase your items in front of a large group of community supporters! Last year we drew over 1,200 people, and are expecting an even bigger crowd this year! Click the link below where you will find the registration form!


Painting for a Miracle

Mark your calendars for this event!! You will not want to miss it! Join us for an afternoon full of fun and creativity! So get all of your friends and family together and paint for a miracle! You MUST be registered by June 12th to ensure that we have the supplies that you will need.

04/19 Kelly Miller Circus

The Kelly Miller Circus will return to the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Carlyle, Illinois!

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Times: Shows at 4:30 and 7:30

Advance Sales:
Adults $12
Children (under 12) $6

Advance tickets available at:

Carlyle IGA
First National Bank-Carlyle & Aviston
GTSB-Beckemeyer & Bartelso
Flowers By Tess-Carlyle

Learn more about the Kelly Miller Circus by visiting their website: http://www.kellymillercircus.com/

After Hours Review

The Nov. 5th Chamber Business After Hours hosted a good crowd — despite the dreary weather and other events that evening!! Thank you to everyone who attended – your engagement in our effort makes a difference in so many ways!

A special thank you to the Case-Halstead Public Library, Barb Guebert and Christi Gerrish, and to our presenter, Steve Groner of ISBDC.

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Ribbon Cutting McConauchie Manor Farm

September 24th 2015 - Mike Burton, Mayor of Carlyle and Cheryl Roberts of the Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce, joined the Mooth family to celebrate the opening of the Corn Maze.

September 24th 2015 – Mike Burton, Mayor of Carlyle and Cheryl Roberts of the Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce, joined the Mooth family to celebrate the opening of the Corn Maze and their fun fall activities.


McConauchie Manor Farm has been very busy preparing for a wonderful set of family-friendly fall events. David and Lynette Mooth of Carlyle, Illinois have worked with family and friends to bring the Carlyle Lake area a unique new family activity. Featuring 4 acres with two Corn Mazes!!  Visit them online for details: mcmanor.com

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