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Tourism bureau annual showcase to feature Mark McDonald

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[April 04, 2011]  The Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is inviting the public to come out and celebrate the accomplishments of 2010 in tourism. On April 12 the tourism bureau will have their annual showcase event at Rusty's Clubhouse, 2810 Woodlawn Road. This year's festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet, followed by introductions of the board of directors, presentations of annual awards and wrapping up with a presentation by Mark McDonald of "Illinois Stories."

McDonald has worked in television and media relations for 25 years as a news reporter and anchor, public affairs specialist, and now as an Emmy award-winning chronicler of life in central and west-central Illinois. He has the distinction of having interviewed our past three presidents at some time in their careers. While he enjoyed his positions in television news and media affairs, his present job as producer and host of "Illinois Stories" is his favorite. "Illinois Stories" is an Emmy-award winning series focused on the people and places of central Illinois.

The 2010 tourism award honorees will include the Logan Railsplitting Association, the Civil War Statue Committee, Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Café and Palms Grill as well as some individuals yet to be disclosed.

Ticket price for the event is $10 per person. The breakfast buffet will include eggs, casserole, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, and more.

For reservations, contact 217-732-8687, or stop in at the tourism office, 1555 Fifth St.

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

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