Bethany


Bethany, located between Dalton City and Sullivan on Rt. 121, was settled in the early 1800s, and visitors will view a combination of history and progress as they explore the village.

The newest addition to the village is a state-of-the-art fire station which also is home to the fire district’s ambulance.

Gracious 19th Century homes, reflecting the heritage of the village, may be seen while driving down the tree-shaded streets, and the downtown area along Church and Main streets still has many of the brick buildings which housed the village’s original businesses.

Crowder Park, complete with playground equipment for the kids and scenic trails, is a good place to stop for a picnic, and the Marrowbone Nature Walk is located on South Church Street.

Bethany Local Business Directory

Central Illinois Public Transit
5.00

Address:
114 E. Harrison St, Sullivan 61951
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Moultrie Housing – Sullivan Landlord Association
3.80

Address:
Sullivan
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First Christian Church
4.00

Address:
RR1 Box 328, Sullivan
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Sullivan Church of God
0.00

Address:
321 N. West, Sullivan
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Faith Lutheran Church
1.00

Address:
H-32 S. PO 109, Sullivan
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Lovington Christian Church
0.00

Address:
301 S. County St, Lovington
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New Beginnings Apostolic Church
3.00

Address:
307 S. Washington, Sullivan
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Highway Church of Christ
0.00

Address:
704 W. Jackson, Sullivan
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Bible Baptist Church
0.00

Address:
Rt.# 3, Box 106, Sullivan
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First Church of God
5.00

Address:
1213 E. Jackson, Sullivan
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Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church
5.00

Address:
219 South Lincoln, Bethany
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First United Methodist Church
5.00

Address:
216 W. Jefferson, Sullivan
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Events – Bethany Celebration 2014

2014 Bethany Celebration Schedule of Events (Schedule Subject to Change) Friday, June 20, 2014 5:00 - Singing of the National Anthem, Mayor’s Speech, Announcement of Grand Marshall & Ribbon Cutting (main stage), SOVJFL Fundraiser Dinner, Entertainment Tent open at the bottom of the hill 5:30 - Cutest Little Firecracker Presentation, Tot Rod Pedal Pulls Registration 6:00 - Young Miss Bethany Presentation, Tot Rod Pedal Pulls (free event) 6:30 - Jr. Miss Bethany Presentation 7:00 - Miss Bethany Presentation 7:15 - Dance Station Dancers Performance 7:30 - Parade of Participants. Announcement of Pageant Winners 8:00 - Bethany’s Got Talent – Talent Show, “Them Gringo’s” playing in the Entertainment Tent Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:15 - 5k Registration and Packet Pick Up 8:00 - 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk, Tractor Show (south of tennis courts until 3:30 pm) 8:30 - 5k Run/Walk 10:00 – Parade, Bessie Bingo Begins hosted by the Theta Psi Sorority, Mud Volleyball Registration 11:00 - Mud Volleyball, Inflatables, Kids Games provided by First Christian Church (free event), Sally the Clown (free event), Sunnyside Flea Flickers 4H Club Petting Zoo 12:00 - Slots Of Fun Slot Car Racing (free event) 1:00 - TBA 2:00 - Fun Pet Show (free event), Entertainment Tent open at the bottom of the hill 3:30 - Watermelon Eating Contest (free event) 4:00 - High Cotton Blue Grass Band 4:30 - United Methodist Church Dinner – Dinner and Ice Cream (large pavilion) 7:00 - Gracia Harrison on the Main Stage 7:30 - Amazing Dudley Strolling Magic Show 8:00 -  “Slant6” playing in the Entertainment Tent Dark - Fireworks Thank you to our sponsors: Fitzgerald Insurance Agency, Hired Hand Winery & Saloon Village of Bethany, Heritage Grain Cooperative, Muzzy’s Hometown, Inc., Scott State Bank, Stetson Tire & Auto Center, Casey’s General Store, IPS, Inc., Lawson Pumping and Snearly Auto Repair.

Wilborn Creek Recreation Area

Wilborn Creek Recreation Area:  Southeast of Bethany on Rt.121 2.5 miles, south 4 miles and west 1/2 mile

            Group camp open May 3 – September 2

            Group camp fee:  $120 per night

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Wilborn Creek Recreation Area

  • Wilborn Creek Recreation Area:
Southeast of Bethany on Rt.121 2.5 miles, then south 4 miles and West 1/2 mile
  • Opens:  May 18 – September 8, 8am to sunset
  • Fees:  $1 per person a day