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Route 66 Motor Tour to Stop in Logan County

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[March 17, 2008]  The 2008 Route 66 Motor Tour, hosted by the Route 66 Association of Illinois, will make several stops in Logan County on June 7 and 8. This annual event draws in Route 66 enthusiasts from throughout the state.

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 or visit the Route 66 Association of Illinois at

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

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