Mill on Route 66 presents Capone
and Cannoli this Saturday
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[July 10, 2019]
Attendees at The Mill Museum on 66 in Lincoln, Illinois this
Saturday, July 13 will be able to attend three events in succession
or pick and choose from the options to participate in. The
festivities begin at 2:30pm. The Mill is open during the regular
hours of 1pm – 4pm as well.
The Mill is honored to have Windy City Warrior, David Clark as the
featured presenter. From 2:30pm-3:30pm at The Mill Museum on 66 on
Saturday, July 13, is the re-dedication of the Mill Library and Al
Capone presentation by the well-known author, presenter and tour
guide, David Clark, with Q&A afterwards. The Capone & Coonhound
Johnny connection to Lincoln & Logan County will also be discussed.
In addition, Clark will be signing his books that will be for sale
at the event. Suggested donation: $6.60 for The Mill. Pay as you go.
The presentation includes the dedication of The David G. Clark Mill
Library, with the presentation of “Al Capone & the Route 66
Connection” to follow by David G. Clark. David is a Route 66,
Chicago and Al Capone historian. He conducts Windy City Road Warrior
tours from his home base of Chicago. David has been prolific and
generous in his donation of Route 66 magazines and books to The Mill
since it opened as a museum in 2017. On display as part of the
library is a recently acquired collection of rare materials from the
Pig Hip Restaurant & Museum (special thanks to Jude Harms and
family). Also, on display will be a newly uncovered rare Bob
Waldmire document and a collection of materials from Lincoln native,
astronaut Scott Altman.
Then from 4pm-5pm - Tour of Route 66 in Lincoln - Caravan Style.
With Geoff Ladd of The Mill, David Clark & Sherry Meyer of InSites
To Go, an Illinois-based group tours agency. Suggested donation:
$6.60 for The Mill (includes free cold bottled water). Learn about
the Route 66 attractions in Lincoln, including some that are lesser
The grand finale is at 5:15 pm with dinner at Sorrento's Pizzeria -
Al Capone’s Smokin’ Cannoli Special - a medium 2-topping pizza, four
Capone’s Cigars (pretzel stix), and two cannoli will be the evening
special with a portion of the total ticket going to the Mill.
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Sam Sorrento’s Pizzeria is celebrating 50 years in business in Lincoln, Illinois
this year. The restaurant’s new location at 614 Broadway Street in Historic
Downtown Lincoln. Owners Jim and Lisa Drew and Lisa’s son Tony Curcuru invite
the public to the restaurant’s new location at 614 Broadway Street in Historic
Downtown Lincoln for the special meal to conclude the day’s events. The meal
will feature cannoli from the Tony Cannoli Company.
The events are part of the ongoing Mill 90th Anniversary Celebration all this
year. The Mill opened as a sandwich stand on original Route 66 in Lincoln back
in 1929. It later became favorite and somewhat wild and crazy bar and restaurant
after WW2, and then closed in 1994. The Mill has now been restored and is in its
third year as a Route 66 and Lincoln/ Logan County museum, with artifacts from
The Mill, The Tropics, The Pig Hip and much more. On sale at the event will be
the very special limited-edition Mill 90th Anniversary t-shirts and women’s
v-neck shirts for $25 each (special thanks to Route 66 T-Shirt expert Marie
Fiedler). All other in stock Mill apparel will be on sale for 20% off on
Saturday as well.
The Mill Museum on 66 is restored and now open, but we are still in need of
donations to cover basic expenses such as insurance and utilities. The facility
is owned and operated by the 501c3 non-profit organization, the Route 66
Heritage Foundation of Logan County. All donations are tax-deductible. Volunteer
greeters are also needed at The Mill. Your participation in this event will help
us reach our annual fundraising goal. We encourage you to attend all or part of
the events this day. Special thanks to our partners in this event. The Mill is
located at 738 S. Washington (old Route 66) in Lincoln, Illinois. For more
information, call 217-671-3790.