5th annual Route 66 Garage Sale set for May 13-14
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[January 20, 2011]
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of
Logan County is once again bringing its garage sale to Logan County
and beyond, and with it some big changes. The fifth annual Route 66
Garage Sale, typically in June, has changed the dates to May 13 and
14 this year, with hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The garage sale event 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.
to the specified sites, all of the Logan County 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 also have townwide
garage sales, and the downtown businesses in all these communities
are invited to have sidewalk sales.
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation is thrilled to have everyone
involved in this great family event showcasing Route 66 and what the
communities along it have to offer.
The Route 66 Garage Sale was founded by Bruce Huskins, who over
the past four years worked diligently to make it the fun family
event it has become for Lincoln and Logan County. Without his hard
work it would not be the success that it is today. Now Huskins has
stepped down as the project manager, and Ladd, the chairman of the
Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, is taking the
"We have been so grateful for Bruce and all his hard work," Ladd
said. "The sale will not be the same without him."
The timing of 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 Garage Sale.
"These three combined weekends along the famous road would
fulfill somewhat a goal of having the event go statewide," said
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To make the weekend a huge success, the Route 66 Heritage
Foundation of Logan County would like to encourage as much
collective 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 fundraise for their group.
Businesses have sponsorship and advertising opportunities as well.
Proceeds for the event go toward the restoration project for
The Mill on 66.
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation looks forward to a very
successful event that will showcase Lincoln, Logan County and its
Route 66 heritage.
For forms, fees and deadlines, check out the website at
www.route66garagesale.com or call 217-732-8687 with your questions.
Volunteers are welcome.
[Text from Route 66 Heritage
Foundation file received from the
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of