The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is once again
bringing its annual garage sale to Logan County and beyond, and with
it some big changes, starting with the date. The fifth annual Route
66 Garage Sale, typically in June, has moved this year to May 13-14.
The hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The garage sale throughout the
county will use Postville Park on Fifth Street in Lincoln as its
only sanctioned vendor site.
"This concentrates our vendors into the shopper's favorite
bustling location," said Geoff Ladd, the new project manager.
In addition, all of the Route 66 Logan County communities,
including Atlanta, Lawndale, Lincoln, Broadwell and Elkhart, along
with the neighbors to the north in McLean and the neighbors to the
south in Williamsville, will have townwide garage sales, and the
downtown businesses in all these communities are invited to have
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation is happy to have everyone
involved in this family event showcasing Route 66 and what the
communities along it have to offer.
The 2011 event has moved to the weekend after the Red Carpet
Corridor Festival in the northern Illinois section of Route 66. Ladd
also noted there is potential interest in the southern Illinois part
of Route 66 having a similar event on the weekend after the Route 66
"These three combined weekends along the famous road would
fulfill somewhat a goal of having the event go statewide," Ladd
The Route 66 Garage Sale was founded by Bruce Huskins, who over
the past four years worked diligently to make it a successful family
event for Lincoln and Logan County. Without his hard work it would
not be the success that it is today. Huskins has stepped down as the
project manager, and Ladd, the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan
County chairman, has taken on the position.
"We have been so grateful for Bruce, and all his hard work. The
sale will not be the same without him," Ladd said.
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To make the weekend a huge success, the Route 66 Heritage
Foundation of Logan County encourages as much involvement from
Lincoln and the surrounding communities as possible. This will be a
great weekend not only for vendors and families in each community
having garage sales, but also a great opportunity for churches,
youth organizations and other not-for-profits to get involved and
raise funds for their groups. Businesses have sponsorship and
advertising opportunities as well. Many options are available so
that everyone can be a part of the event.
Proceeds will go toward restoration of The Mill on Route 66 (www.savethemill.org).
There is plenty of time to get your ad with your sale listing
into the book for this year's garage sale. If your sale space is
limited, there is still time to get a vendor listing and a spot at
Postville Park for your sale.
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation looks forward to a very
successful event that will showcase Lincoln, Logan County and its
Route 66 heritage.
Volunteers are welcome.
Check out the website at
www.route66garagesale.com for fees, forms and deadlines, or call
217-732-8687 with your questions.
[Text from file received from the Route 66
Heritage Foundation of Logan County]