Monday, April 09, 2012
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Elkhart readies for April events

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[April 09, 2012]  ELKHART -- Volunteers have put the finishing touches on Elkhart's "Heritage Corner" signs in preparation for April weekend events planned in the village. The display area is located directly across from the Village Hall on Gov. Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart and is now complete.

New signs that recount the history of Elkhart, points of interest in Elkhart, information about the hill and one sign with the Elkhart logo complete the display.

In addition, both Lincoln Heritage signs in the display area now have telephone number access codes allowing visitors to call by cellphone and hear "Abe" share a message about the signs. The Lincoln Heritage signs are part of the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission program and capture the legacy of Abraham Lincoln's involvement in Logan County. One sign depicts the history of Lincoln, the Latham family and the Kentucky House in Elkhart. The other sign depicts the connection between Lincoln and the early families of Elkhart.

The Heritage Corner display is a place of interest for the community, historians and visitors to the village.

Elkhart is planning special spring events April 13-15 and April 21-22. Events include an art exhibition and wildflower-themed art classes at Dragonfly Art Studio, a special display and tour of Elkhart Library, a wildflower-themed dinner lecture, and wildflower nature walks. Both weekends will feature the Elkhart Vintage Market and special sales in the shops in the historic downtown.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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