September 2011

Godley Park District Harvest of Horrors Haunted Barn

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Godley Park District Harvest of Horrors Haunted Barn

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October, 22, 2011
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM both nights

The haunted barn is located at Route 129 and County Line Road in Godley, IL.
Admission: $5 per person
Limited concessions will be sold.

Bring a friend or two and come out to the Godley Park District’s Harvest of Horrors haunted barn this year! There will be a haunted hayrack ride through the fields of terror. Then if you dare, proceed through the Harvest of Horrors haunted barn, full of lost souls. Sure to be a spine tingling experience!

This event is not intended for young children.
For additional information phone the Park at 815-458-6133.
www.godleyparkdist.com

Godley Park District Harvest of Horrors Haunted Barn

Date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Godley Park District Harvest of Horrors Haunted Barn

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October, 22, 2011
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM both nights

The haunted barn is located at Route 129 and County Line Road in Godley, IL.
Admission: $5 per person
Limited concessions will be sold.

Bring a friend or two and come out to the Godley Park District’s Harvest of Horrors haunted barn this year! There will be a haunted hayrack ride through the fields of terror. Then if you dare, proceed through the Harvest of Horrors haunted barn, full of lost souls. Sure to be a spine tingling experience!

This event is not intended for young children.
For additional information phone the Park at 815-458-6133.
www.godleyparkdist.com

Yost House Recognizes Volunteers' Contributions

Our thanks to Pontiac Tourism for providing the following press release for us to share.

The Livingston County Historical Society’s Catharine V. Yost Museum and Art Center Steering Committee held an Appreciation Reception for volunteers on Sunday, September 18th at the home of Tom and Connie Ewing. At the reception, the committee paid tribute to the many local volunteers who have played a role in the management of the historic home, and served as docents for the many tours given in the last twelve months.

Witches' Night Out

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Thursday, October 27, 2011
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
More info and tickets available at www.witchesnightout.com

Witches' Night Out is a costume charity event to benefit community women. It is organized by women who want to make a difference for United Way of Will County's social service agencies struggling to provide services to women in need.

Come in your favorite witch costume!

Many fun activities:

  • Shop at the Witches' Bazaar!
  • Dance to the Harvest Moon band!
  • Get a psychic reading!
  • Participate in the Witch Hunt Game!
  • Join the Best Hat, Shoes, Broom, and Costume Contest!
  • Dine, drink and enjoy yourself while making a difference in another woman's life!

Email: witchesnightoutevent@gmail.com

Strevell House Needs Donations to Finish Work for 2011

We thank Pontiac Tourism for providing the following press release about the Strevell House Progress.

strevell house Rendering by Joseph Diaz.jpgProgress on the exterior restoration of the Jason W. Strevell house has now reached a critical point. Plans were to have the windows and doors refinished, the front porch replaced, the foundation repaired, and the exterior walls painted by the end of this year. As of today, all of that work has been done and paid for except for the paint preparation and application. According to Tom Ewing, Chair of the Livingston County Historical Society’s Strevell House Committee, progress cannot continue until additional funds are raised.

Route 66: The Local Road with Global Appeal

I hope you've had a chance to check out the Pontiac Tourism statistics which we share weekly on our Facebook page. They record the visitors to their attractions and from where they hail and compile a tidy report. The numbers are amazing, especially considering that the visitors come not only from a hefty number of these United States but from many countries around the globe! It's a real testament to the worldwide interest in and appeal of Route 66. It obviously remains a destination that captures the imagination, even from the ends of the Earth.

Inspired by Pontiac's reports, I did a little statistical investigation myself today. I looked through the statistics on our website traffic and I thought I would share what I learned:

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