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January 2017

Association Picnic 2017

picnic sign.jpgAll are cordially invited to attend our annual Association picnic on

Sunday, August 13, 2017!

It will again be held at beautiful Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funk's Grove, IL, 4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61254 (right off Route 66).

Map to this location

  • Our picnic is free of charge; the Association provides all food and soft drinks.
  • Feel free to bring a dish to share if you'd like.

Association Picnic 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Come picnic with us! Great folks, great food, great locale!

Click for details.

Fall 2016

cathie.jpgSitting in Bob’s bus during the Threshermen’s parade, over 60 people from Portugal and Brazil showed up on motorcycles. The air was thick with smoke and steam from the parading steam engines and the air was full of whistles. Marching bands, sirens, firetrucks, it doesn’t get much better than this on an early fall Sunday. The motorcyclists went wild – they told me they thought the bus was great, the museums fantastic, but they were wowed over the parading steam engines. One of the tour guides remarked that he saw a family that was at least 3 generations sitting on the curb and chairs and laughing together.

Winter 2016

cathie.jpgThis was an incredibly fast year... at least for me. A new job, another year of Illinois Route 66 and its maintenance and magic, and now for 2017. Snow, cold, and even though we all knew this is the season for it, its always a shock to my system.

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