Elkhart celebrates spring
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[May 07, 2007]
ELKHART -- Come and enjoy
country life at its best in the quaint, picturesque village of
Elkhart, located on famous Route 66, just off Interstate 55 at Exit
115. The whole of Main Street will be closed for the day on May 19
to accommodate an open-air flea and craft market; food stalls,
including old-fashioned homemade ice cream; fun activities for kids;
an antique tractor and engine show; farmers market with plants and
baked goods; and Main Street merchants' specials. Live bluegrass
music will be played throughout the day.
The mansion on Elkhart Hill will be open for organized tours; phone
217-9470-2346 to book reservations. Walking tours of the cemetery
and chapel will be conducted by the Elkhart Historical Society;
phone 217-947 2238 to book tours.
Bill Bryson, a local authority on Indian points and relics, will
be on hand in the Township Hall, showing part of his private
collection. The public is invited to bring in their finds to show
Bryson, who will identify and date them free of charge. This is a
rare opportunity to view a fascinating collection of locally found
points and talk to an authority on the subject.
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The winner of a 50-50 raffle will be announced at the end of the
afternoon May 19. Two hundred tickets are being sold at $10 a
The festival, an annual spring event, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and is sponsored by the village of Elkhart.
[Text from news release received]