Thursday, May 17, 2007
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Elkhart Spring Festival on Saturday

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[May 17, 2007]  ELKHART -- Come and enjoy country life at its best in the quaint, picturesque village of Elkhart, located on famous Route 66, just off Interstate 55 at Exit 115. The whole of the main street will be closed for the day Saturday to accommodate an open-air flea and craft market; food stalls, including old-fashioned homemade ice cream; fun activities for kids; an antique tractor and engine show; farmers market, including plants and baked goods; and main street merchants' specials. Live bluegrass music will be played throughout the day. Events run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The mansion on Elkhart Hill will be open for organized tours (phone 947-2346 to book reservations), and walking tours of the cemetery and chapel will be conducted by the Elkhart Historical Society (phone 947-2238 to book tours).

Bill Bryson, a local authority on Indian points and relics, will be on hand in the township hall showing part of his private collection. The public is invited to bring in their finds to show Bryson, who will identify and date them free of charge. This is a rare opportunity to view a fascinating collection of locally found points and talk to an authority on the subject.

The winner of a running 50-50 raffle will be announced at the end of the afternoon. Two hundred tickets will be sold at $10 a ticket. For more information, please contact 217-947-2100.

The annual festival is sponsored by the village of Elkhart.

(Festival publicity[To download Adobe Acrobat Reader for the PDF file, click here.]

[Text from news release received]

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