A salute to April Star


Residents of St. Paris will recognize this horse, which used to be part of an outdoor display at a western wear shop in the village. It has since been acquired by the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, and local resident Dave Bacher volunteered to paint it as a salute to the famous local harness racing horse “April Star” - which is buried in the infield at the track at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Pictured with the horse is Dick Virts of the historical society. The museum is located on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. For more information on the museum and its hours, log on to http://www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

Residents of St. Paris will recognize this horse, which used to be part of an outdoor display at a western wear shop in the village. It has since been acquired by the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, and local resident Dave Bacher volunteered to paint it as a salute to the famous local harness racing horse “April Star” - which is buried in the infield at the track at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Pictured with the horse is Dick Virts of the historical society. The museum is located on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. For more information on the museum and its hours, log on to http://www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Residents of St. Paris will recognize this horse, which used to be part of an outdoor display at a western wear shop in the village. It has since been acquired by the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, and local resident Dave Bacher volunteered to paint it as a salute to the famous local harness racing horse “April Star” – which is buried in the infield at the track at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Pictured with the horse is Dick Virts of the historical society. The museum is located on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. For more information on the museum and its hours, log on to http://www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

Residents of St. Paris will recognize this horse, which used to be part of an outdoor display at a western wear shop in the village. It has since been acquired by the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, and local resident Dave Bacher volunteered to paint it as a salute to the famous local harness racing horse “April Star” – which is buried in the infield at the track at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Pictured with the horse is Dick Virts of the historical society. The museum is located on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. For more information on the museum and its hours, log on to http://www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/01/web1_Virts.jpgResidents of St. Paris will recognize this horse, which used to be part of an outdoor display at a western wear shop in the village. It has since been acquired by the Champaign County Historical Society Museum, and local resident Dave Bacher volunteered to paint it as a salute to the famous local harness racing horse “April Star” – which is buried in the infield at the track at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Pictured with the horse is Dick Virts of the historical society. The museum is located on East Lawn Avenue in Urbana. For more information on the museum and its hours, log on to http://www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org/ Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen