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February 2017

Preservation Meeting

Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

This annual event will again be held at the Route 66 Family restaurant in Dwight, located on old Route 66 across from the historic Texaco Station. The purpose will be an update on many subjects that I am sure will be of interest to you. I suggest that you arrive around 6:00 pm. That is early enough to have dinner before the meeting. The food here is excellent.

It is not necessary but it is helpful if I know how many will be attending. If you can, call and let me know if you are planning to attend. John Weiss – 815-458-6616

Clean Up Day at Route 66 Museum in Pontiac, IL

Date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am

The museum, the displays, the Waldmire Road Yacht and more need a sprucing up before tourist season. Over 30,000 people come to visit our displays every year causing some wear and tear. A good cleaning is necessary. Lunch will be provided by the Route 66 Association. It is a known fact that, “we work for food.”

It is not necessary but it is helpful if I know how many will be attending. If you can, call and let me know if you are planning to attend. John Weiss – 815-458-6616

We need to support our various attractions on Route 66! These sites provide memories that last a lifetime for our visitors from around the world. For us, it is the camaraderie of working and playing together that brings a sense of good will, well-being and pride to all of us.

Cleanup Day at Odell Standard Station

Date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am

This is our annual paint up, clean up, fix up day at the historic station. Over 30,000 people visit this site every year. If it wasn’t for the efforts to maintain our pride and joy attraction, it would surely deteriorate with this many tourists visiting such a small space. The camper, grounds and building inside and out need a thorough cleaning. Some painting and repairs will also be required. Lunch will be furnished by the Route 66 Association.

It is not necessary but it is helpful if I know how many will be attending. If you can, call and let me know if you are planning to attend. John Weiss – 815-458-6616

Red Carpet Corridor Event

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, May 7, 2017 (All day)

Car Show at Odell Gas Station

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Drive’n the Dixie

Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:30pm

Starts in Blue Island on Western Ave.
Registration 8 am to 10 am

Catfish Days, Wilmington, IL

Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, July 23, 2017 (All day)

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