The foundation raised approximately $1,500 for the restoration of
the old Mill. The organization is currently trying to rehab the
building to make it a museum to commemorate the path of Route 66
through Lincoln. The Mill was a popular diner in Lincoln during the
heyday of Route 66.
A number of organizations participated in the
garage sale, raising money for their causes and also bringing an
increase in sales for local businesses. One organization that
participated in the garage sale was WLLM Christian radio of Lincoln.
"The garage sale went really well despite the threat of rain we had
on Friday," said the Rev. William Dolan, station manager. "WLLM
feels very blessed with the finances that were received from the
garage sale and we can't wait until next year."
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation provided three gift packages and
conducted a drawing on June 14 for all the shoppers who attended the
garage sale. Michelle Collins of Riverton, the first-place winner,
won a hot-air balloon ride and weekend passes to the Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival and the National Railsplitting Festival.
Second-place winner Amos Martin of Atlanta won Abraham Lincoln sun
catchers from Postville Courthouse and weekend passes to the Art &
Balloon Festival and the Railsplitting Festival. Third-place winner
Hannah Laramee of Elkhart also won the weekend festival passes.
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The Route 66 Heritage Foundation thanks the following for their
contributions to the Route 66 Garage Sale: Logan County Board, city
of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau, Logan County Auxiliary
Police, Illinois Route 66 Association, garage sale project manager
Bruce Huskins, members of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan
County, Salt Creek A.B.A.T.E., Railsplitter Antique Auto Club,
Hallie's on the square, Weyerhaeuser, village of Broadwell, Elkhart,
Atlanta, Lawndale, and all of the contributors and vendors.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of