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Rt. 66 Garage Sale of Logan County a success

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[June 21, 2008]  With over 60 vendors and more than 200 garage sales in the area, the Route 66 Heritage Foundation is officially labeling this year's Logan County Route 66 Garage Sale a success.

RestaurantThe foundation raised approximately $1,500 for the restoration of the old Mill. The organization is currently trying to rehab the building to make it a museum to commemorate the path of Route 66 through Lincoln. The Mill was a popular diner in Lincoln during the heyday of Route 66.

A number of organizations participated in the garage sale, raising money for their causes and also bringing an increase in sales for local businesses. One organization that participated in the garage sale was WLLM Christian radio of Lincoln. "The garage sale went really well despite the threat of rain we had on Friday," said the Rev. William Dolan, station manager. "WLLM feels very blessed with the finances that were received from the garage sale and we can't wait until next year."

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The Route 66 Heritage Foundation provided three gift packages and conducted a drawing on June 14 for all the shoppers who attended the garage sale. Michelle Collins of Riverton, the first-place winner, won a hot-air balloon ride and weekend passes to the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival and the National Railsplitting Festival. Second-place winner Amos Martin of Atlanta won Abraham Lincoln sun catchers from Postville Courthouse and weekend passes to the Art & Balloon Festival and the Railsplitting Festival. Third-place winner Hannah Laramee of Elkhart also won the weekend festival passes.

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The Route 66 Heritage Foundation thanks the following for their contributions to the Route 66 Garage Sale: Logan County Board, city of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau, Logan County Auxiliary Police, Illinois Route 66 Association, garage sale project manager Bruce Huskins, members of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, Salt Creek A.B.A.T.E., Railsplitter Antique Auto Club, Hallie's on the square, Weyerhaeuser, village of Broadwell, Elkhart, Atlanta, Lawndale, and all of the contributors and vendors.

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




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