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Chamber of Commerce Spring Town Wide Sales Moved Ahead One Week to Avoid Easter Conflicts
Sign Up Now; the Annual event will be held April 22 and 23
‘Tis the season for Rummage Sales and nothing beats when a whole town gets together to hold their sales on the same weekend!
Twice a year in the Spring and Fall the Manito Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Town Wide Rummage Sale. Homeowners all around town go through their closets and storerooms bringing out treasures to sell; treasures you might not find anywhere else. It's also an opportunity to meet your neighbors and catch up on Village events.
Normally held the second weekend of April, the Spring sales this year have been moved ahead one week so it won't conflict with Easter events. This year the Spring sales will be on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. A few ambitious residents will even have sales on Thursday.
Everyone knows how much more productive the quest can be when there are a lot of sales all close to each other so you’re not wasting time driving around. To help with your search, maps will be printed and will be available at select Manito businesses.
Sign up for inclusion on the map will start at the time of this publication. You can sign up at the Manito Branch of The Havana National Bank during their normal lobby hours. A five dollar fee will be collected to help offset printing costs.

Welcome to the Village of Manito, Illinois

The Village of Manito was surveyed and platted in 1858. It consisted of 110 acres. From its inception, the railroad played an important part in the growth of Manito. A depot, post office, and other private enterprises soon formed a "Main Street" in town that over the years was the commercial center of Manito.

Manito is now a progressive community with a population of 1,733. The original "main Street" still exists and houses many new and progressive businesses. Also, a new "Commercial Marketing" area has grown up along Adams Street or the Manito Blacktop that includes a bank, savings and loan, grocery, general stores, churches, service stations and more.

Manito is primarily an agricultural community. Most of the business in the Village is in some way related to agriculture. The diverse soil in the area leads to a broad range of crops and farming methods. To the North and East of Manito are several thousand acres of peat that is so rich that at one time in the Village's history it was dried, processed and bagged. The Dirt Factory can still be seen off in the distance. To the North, West and South of Manito lies sand. Sand is ideal for the growing of melons and Christmas trees which, over the years, have brought some notoriety to the area. Irrigation has been available in the area since the 1950's with center pivots starting in the early 60's with 110 ft. deep wells pumping 1000 gallons of water per minute. Irrigation has enhanced agriculture in the area by tapping into the aquifer which flows beneath the area. Today, because of modern farming techniques, scientific fertilization and irrigation, some marginal land has been brought into full production.

Great schools, recreation facilities, hunting and fishing areas, civic organizations, friendly neighbors and hometown pride make Manito a great place to live and raise a family.

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