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Fowler travels district before Christmas.

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HARRISBURG State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is spending the final few weeks of 2017 traveling across the district.

On Dec. 15, Fowler joined Pepsi Mid-America for the unveiling of its commemorative Bicentennial Pepsi can. The successful southern Illinois business is joining the states Bicentennial celebration, lending their product as a platform to promote Illinois 200th birthday celebration. Fowler says that he is proud to have the family-owned business call Marion home, continuing to grow and prosper while providing jobs in the community.

Continuing across the District, the senator joined members of the community on Dec. 16 for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Mound City National Cemetery. The ceremony took place in recognition of National Wreaths Across America Day, a national movement to honor and remember the veterans no longer with us, and teach a younger generation about the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve in our military.

After spending the morning paying respects to our fallen veterans, Fowler welcomed Gov. Bruce Rauner to the 59th District and joined the governor for a visit with the owners and employees of Shear Perfection Barber Shop before attending a tour of the Little Egypt Estates, a private, low-income housing option in Southern Illinois. With the ongoing housing crisis in Cairo and continued discussions about bringing a river port to the area, Fowler was excited to see attention being given to the people, businesses and communities in the region.

Fowler spent the week leading up to Christmas getting in the holiday spirit, stopping by the Golden Circle Senior Center in Harrisburg for their annual Christmas party.

Fowler was also honored to be invited to the West Frankfort Junior High School to attend their yearly Christmas festivities. Rounding out the holiday celebrations, Fowler ended the week by joining city department employees for their City of Eldorado Christmas party at the local Community Center.

In other news, Fowler joined the residents of Liberty Village for lunch, receiving a tour of the facility and taking the opportunity to hear concerns and questions from those who live in the facility. Liberty Village is a not-for-profit that offers a wide arrange of housing options and services in Marion.

At the dawning of a new year and with the upcoming spring legislative session, Fowler says it has been a blessing to have the opportunity to represent the 59th Senate District.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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Date:Dec 26, 2017
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