Two groups that will be honored at this year's showcase are the
Logan Railsplitting Association and the Civil War Statue Committee.
The Logan Railsplitting Association is responsible for hosting
the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival, which is the
third weekend in September. The group works diligently every year to
provide a fun weekend where families can enjoy a look at life in the
1800s. The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County chose this
group to receive a Friend of Tourism award for 2010, which was the
40th year for the Railsplitting Festival.
The Civil War Statue Committee is also being honored with a
Friend of Tourism award. This group was formed after the fall of the
Civil War statue on the grounds of the Logan County Courthouse.
After months of hard work by the committee behind the scenes, the
new statue will be dedicated April 9. The tourism bureau will honor
the committee's hard work and dedication to such an important
project, not only for tourism but for the county as a whole.
Two businesses that will be honored for their impact on their
small communities are Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Café and the Palms
Horsefeathers, paired with the Wild Hare Café, is a one-stop shop
for tourists coming down Route 66. With a mixture of eclectic and
antique along with amazing homemade cooking, they treat visitors to
a bit of heaven within their doors. 2010 was a banner year for them,
as they teamed up with the Elkhart Historical Society to bring a
lecture series to this small town as well. From topics of farming to
history, they worked together to entertain and inform in grand
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Farther north on Route 66, Atlanta hosted a lecture series at the
Palms Grill. This restored diner featured some great food and great
topics. Situated directly on Route 66 and connected to the Atlanta
Museum, the Palms has enjoyed serving not only the locals but
tourists as well, as visitors step through the doors and almost take
a step back in time.
The April 12 tourism awards breakfast is at 7 a.m. at Rusty's,
2810 Woodlawn Road. For more information on the event,
For reservations, contact 217-732-8687,
firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in at
the tourism office, 1555 Fifth St.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of