Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Main Street Lincoln participates in Illinois Tourism Day in Chicago

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[May 18, 2011]  Friday was Illinois Tourism Day at Union Station in Chicago. Wanda Lee Rohlfs, executive director of Main Street Lincoln, participated in the 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. event. Along with 25 others promoting their communities, Main Street Lincoln was represented, with tourism as the special focus.

A new brochure, "Lincoln, IL Get-A-Way," was distributed, and there was a drawing for coupons at the Blue Dog Inn, Hallie's restaurant on the square, Owl's Roost, Lincoln Theater and Main Street Money to various downtown merchants. Over 60 people signed up for the drawing, and an individual from Naperville won the drawing. She and her family are looking forward to a visit to Lincoln.

It was a day with interesting visitors. John Blair, who had been at Lincoln's National Train Day observance on May 7, visited the Main Street Lincoln booth in Chicago. A grandson of Pete Andrews, a former mayor of Lincoln, visited the display and was excited to see Lincoln's presence that day. Also, a couple from Los Angeles who have been to Lincoln College Museum on several occasions spent time talking about Lincoln.

Many people had a great learning experience as they were not aware there is a Lincoln, Ill., and its distinctive features.

[Text from file received from Main Street Lincoln]



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