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Belvidere leaders say Stroll on Buchanan helps local businesses

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BELVIDERE (WREX) — Good weather over the weekend brought dozens of people to downtown Belvidere for the September Stroll on Buchanan.

Belvidere has been hosting these strolls once a month during the summer and fall over the past three years to bring people downtown and show off the businesses in the city.

Organizers say the event series is a great way to bring people downtown to discover new businesses and everything the city's center has to offer.

"It's great hearing people say I didn't realize that business was on Bucannon Street, or I didn't know Belvidere had this," says Belvidere Planning and Development Director Gina Delrose. "There's so much effort to get people to other towns so it's great when they can embrace their hometown and it's great when our businesses are successful because of it."

The stroll season will wrap up next month with the October Stroll on Buchanan.