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Time is running out -- register now for 'Cache a Glimpse of Logan County'

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[May 02, 2012]  The May 7 deadline is quickly approaching for registration for free geocaching lessons offered through "Cache a Glimpse of Logan County." Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is the sponsor of the new family-friendly event, scheduled for the weekend of May 11-13.

Special classes will be offered for people of all ages who are new to geocaching and for Scouts who are working toward a geocaching badge. Classes will be staffed by members of the Central Illinois Geocaching Association and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

The weekend will begin with a welcome at the Palms Grill in Atlanta from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11. Participants can pick up their logbooks, welcome packs and agendas, and register for door prizes. The grand prize will be a new GPS unit, and the winning ticket will be drawn that evening. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase at a discounted price, and the Atlanta Museum will be open for free tours.

Saturday's activities will start with 9 a.m. geocaching lessons at the Logan County Extension office. After an informational talk, teams will move to the Logan County Fairgrounds to search for temporary caches and learn about different types of hides. Each team will need to provide its own GPS unit.

At 11 a.m., teams will return to the Extension office to download search coordinates for caches. There are entry-level caches available throughout Logan County, as well as some that are more difficult to find.

Between 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be additional free classes at the Logan County Extension office. These sessions are targeted toward Scouts who are working on a geocaching badge, but are also open to the public. Anyone who is preregistered is welcome. Complimentary geocaching patches will be given to those who complete the classes.

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Besides hundreds of geocaches, Logan County boasts quaint shops and thrift stores, plus Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln historic sites. And, it's Mother's Day weekend, so be sure to bring mom along. Those who tag along with the geocachers can visit Logan County's many historic sites and shop at Lincoln's townwide Route 66 Garage Sale on May 11 and 12. Several venues are planning Mother's Day brunches.

Logan County offers a number of fine motels and campgrounds for those who wish to make this a weekend getaway.

To register for the free geocaching lessons, or for more information about Cache a Glimpse of Logan County, contact the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County at 217-732-8687 or

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

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