NEW THIS YEAR – Shuttle bus between the Fairgrounds and the Downtown area.
The Honeybee Committee announces a change in the shuttle bus plans for the 28th annual Paris Honeybee Festival this coming weekend.
Previously-announced times will remain in effect, but the shuttle will be operated by the East Central Illinois Mass Transit District. The cost will be $1 per rider for each one-way trip with all proceeds donated to the United Way of Edgar County.
The committee regrets the miscommunication that led to the change in plans and apologizes to all parties involved.
The bus will run on Saturday from just after the 10 a.m. parade until 7 p.m., making the round trip to the Edgar County Fairgrounds every 30 minutes. Since the precise time of the conclusion of the parade is uncertain, the shuttle will make its first run to the fairgrounds once a group is ready following the parade and then will attempt to pick up the established schedule. On Sunday the shuttle bus hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The bus will pick up/drop off passengers downtown at the corner of Main Street and Ray Morgan Drive, by the carnival, and at the fairgrounds directly across from the main entrance at the parking area. The schedule calls for leaving downtown at the top of the hour and leaving the fairgrounds at the half hour. Passengers are asked to be patient with the new service as times are adjusted.