WATCH – Mahomet Village President Sean Widener came on the Morning Show to talk about things going on around town, including a revitalization plan for downtown.

Widener said he became involved in local government in 2009, and has been serving as Village President since 2014.

“We’re a small town, but we have a lot to offer,” said Widener. “We have the Museum of the Grand Prairie. They have all kinds of family fun events. They have a secret gem that no one really thinks about, but it’s certainly a great place to go.”

Widener said Mahomet also offers hiking, biking and other outdoor activities along with the public library which hosts many events for the community throughout the year.

“We’ve always got something going on,” said Widener.

Part of the town’s revitalization plan includes upgrades to the local park and many roads in town. Another major part of the plan is revitalizing the 400 block of downtown.

Widener also discussed the upcoming Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. and Small Business Saturday.

“We want to encourage everybody to shop local,” said Widener. “We have many great shops and lots of gifts, discounts and giveaways to offer for everyone.”

Widener talked about the upcoming Christmas event on Dec. 2 featuring Santa Claus, food trucks, a maze and bounce houses.”

“It’s really a lot of fun for the whole family,” said Widener. ‘I’m really looking forward to it.”