One can travel a portion of the original Route 66 highway to reach
Elkhart. Once there, you can step back into a time and place where
children still ride bicycles to school, mothers push their babies in
strollers along tree-lined sidewalks, and rocking chairs and swings
are commonplace on front porches for an exchange of daily neighborly
This friendly little town is welcoming people from all
walks of life to visit all that Elkhart has to offer -- its
elementary school, three churches, public library, village hall and
various businesses. The community is hoping that you like what you
see so much that you decide to extend your visit into a permanent
stay by buying one of the many homes -- new construction as well as
gently loved -- that are available for purchase.
If you wish to build your own dream home, Elkhart has two
subdivisions with a total of 25 lots available for new construction.
Prairie Pointe offers lots with all of the amenities one would find
in an urban area, at an average price below $20,000. A special of an
additional $5,000 off per lot is being offered on lots closed in the
month of June, with completion of homes by Dec. 31.
Elkhart Hill Estates offers scenic rolling terrain, with an
abundance of large trees scattered throughout, at prices from
The village of Elkhart is generously offering free water for one
year to anyone who buys a home or lot between now and Dec. 31.
Town & Country and Illini banks will be available from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 on Sunday to answer any financing
questions you may have, and pre-approval for mortgages will be
offered as well. Various local contractors will also be available to
discuss building and remodeling needs.
Special events, all-the-time features and activities
Saturday will feature many special events, including the
inaugural season of Elkhart's farmers' market, which will begin
Saturday at 8 a.m. and continue until noon or when the goodies are
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Elkhart's Public Library is hosting a bake and book sale Saturday
from 9 to 1, so everyone can purchase a treat to enjoy while they
read a good book.
Professional kite flyers will be filling the skies with their
huge, colorful kites at the Prairie Pointe subdivision from 9 to 4
Over 100 classic automobiles will be touring down Route 66 on
Saturday, with a planned stop in Elkhart.
Activities open both days of the event include an exhibition of
art by many of the multigenerational students of the Dragonfly
Studio, which will be open Saturday and Sunday.
Horsefeathers, a shop featuring an eclectic mix of antiques,
jewelry, Amish foods, collectibles, garden ware and books, will be
celebrating its second anniversary this weekend.
The Blue Moon will serve icy cold beverages during the open
Richardson Repair Service will be open Saturday if you are
looking for friendly service along with a nice new or used mower.
A to Z Antiques offers many unusual antiques and trinkets.
Peggy's Talk of the Town is the place to stop for good food and a
nice cold drink. Peggy is cooking up a special Sunday dinner buffet
for visitors with a big appetite.
Visit the past while you wander the Under the Prairie Museum.
Then finish off the day with a tasty snack and drink at the Blue
Take scenic Logan County 10 east to tour St. John's Chapel in
Elkhart Cemetery and see the historic bridge that spans County 10
and joins the two sides of Elkhart Hill.
Plan to spend a fun-filled weekend in Elkhart and stretch that
into a lifetime!
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[Elkhart news release and LDN]