The tour will head through Elkhart on June 7 to take a look at
the town and the historic John P. Gillett Memorial Arch. The next
stop will be a passport stop at the Pig Hip marker in Broadwell. The
group will be lining up at 4 p.m. to travel into Lincoln, where
they'll drive past the former Mill restaurant, which is currently
under renovation by the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan
County. Afterward, they head to Lincoln College to enjoy the Route
66 Hall of Fame Banquet, featuring presentations and music by Elvis
Himselvis. The tour will stop for the night in Lincoln as well.
Activities the next day, June 8, will start off with a car show
in the Lincoln Wal-Mart parking lot around 8 a.m. Come on out and
see the beautiful cars on display before they hit the road once more
and head out to Atlanta. The Palms Grill will be the passport stop
for the Route 66 Motor Tour in Atlanta, and they'll be arriving
around 9:30 a.m.
The association will also raffle off a special Route 66 quilt and
sell personalized photos at The Mill to help raise funds for the
restoration project there.
The Route 66 Association of Illinois works to preserve Route 66
heritage throughout the state. To that end, their preservation
committee will be coming to Lincoln on May 10 to help work on the
old Mill, beginning at 9 a.m. Any and all volunteers are welcome to
come and help to restore this building as a Route 66 museum.
For more information on these and other events, please call
217-732-8687, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Route 66 Association of Illinois at
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of