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April 2013

Last Day to Submit Content for The 66 News

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (All day)

Today is the deadline to submit content for the Summer, 2013 issue of The 66 News.

Click here for where and how to submit content.

It’s All Greek to Me

By Joseph D. Kubal

On Halsted and Van Buren Streets, just one block south of Jackson Boulevard (the original alignment of Route 66), stands the ultra-modern National Hellenic Museum. The museum is dedicated to the role that Greek immigrants and Greek-Americans had in the history and development of the United States of America. The facility also commemorates Greek customs, culture, and cuisine as well as the group’s historical significance. It is the first institution of its kind in America highlighting the traditions and contributions of this unique ethnic population.

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Magnuson Grand Hotel Car Cruises

Date: 
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us every Sunday from May 5th through September 29th for our classic car, truck, and motorcycle cruise on the lawn of The Magnuson Grand Hotel. It's a fun family-friendly atmosphere to visit with your friends and neighbors.

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
19067 W. Frontage Rd.
Raymond, IL 62560

Sundays from 2:00 PM -7:00 PM.
We will be selling grilled food and beer.

The first Sunday of every month we will be having free live entertainment on the lawn:

May 5th: Ken Martin
June 2nd: Bourbon Trail
July 7th: DJ playing music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's
August 4th: Johnny Retro & Bongo Larry
September 8th: Blend Doo-Wop

Call 217-324-2100 for more information.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Car Cruises

Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us every Sunday from May 5th through September 29th for our classic car, truck, and motorcycle cruise on the lawn of The Magnuson Grand Hotel. It's a fun family-friendly atmosphere to visit with your friends and neighbors.

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
19067 W. Frontage Rd.
Raymond, IL 62560

Sundays from 2:00 PM -7:00 PM.
We will be selling grilled food and beer.

The first Sunday of every month we will be having free live entertainment on the lawn:

May 5th: Ken Martin
June 2nd: Bourbon Trail
July 7th: DJ playing music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's
August 4th: Johnny Retro & Bongo Larry
September 8th: Blend Doo-Wop

Call 217-324-2100 for more information.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Car Cruises

Date: 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 2:00am - 7:00pm

Join us every Sunday from May 5th through September 29th for our classic car, truck, and motorcycle cruise on the lawn of The Magnuson Grand Hotel. It's a fun family-friendly atmosphere to visit with your friends and neighbors.

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
19067 W. Frontage Rd.
Raymond, IL 62560

Sundays from 2:00 PM -7:00 PM.
We will be selling grilled food and beer.

The first Sunday of every month we will be having free live entertainment on the lawn:

May 5th: Ken Martin
June 2nd: Bourbon Trail
July 7th: DJ playing music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's
August 4th: Johnny Retro & Bongo Larry
September 8th: Blend Doo-Wop

Call 217-324-2100 for more information.

Palms Grill Café Under New Management

Our thanks to Geoff Ladd, Executive Director of Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County for providing the following press release for us to share:

The Atlanta Public Library is pleased to announce it has signed a lease agreement with J-R Culinary Partners, which will assume management of The Palms Grill Café in downtown Atlanta, along Historic Rt. 66.

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Atlanta Rt. 66 Cruise-In

Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy classic cars, vintage music, great food, a 50/50 drawing, hourly drawings, and more – all along an original alignment of the Mother Road itself in downtown Atlanta.

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All area car club members and anyone with a great old car they want to display are invited to attend. Stop by the registration table to be included in the hourly drawings. The first 50 registrants will receive a free Atlanta Rt. 66 Cruise-In dash plaque.

Route 66 to Anchor Weekend of Activities in Logan County

Our thanks to Geoff Ladd, Executive Director of Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County for providing the following press release for us to share:

LINCOLN, IL - Route 66 will be the centerpiece for a diverse series of activities taking place in Logan County on Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

Events will range from garage sales, auto racing and an electric car show to art exhibits and the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame banquet.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Car Cruises

Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us every Sunday from May 5th through September 29th for our classic car, truck, and motorcycle cruise on the lawn of The Magnuson Grand Hotel. It's a fun family-friendly atmosphere to visit with your friends and neighbors.

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
19067 W. Frontage Rd.
Raymond, IL 62560

Sundays from 2:00 PM -7:00 PM.
We will be selling grilled food and beer.

The first Sunday of every month we will be having free live entertainment on the lawn:

May 5th: Ken Martin
June 2nd: Bourbon Trail
July 7th: DJ playing music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's
August 4th: Johnny Retro & Bongo Larry
September 8th: Blend Doo-Wop

Call 217-324-2100 for more information.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Car Cruises

Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us every Sunday from May 5th through September 29th for our classic car, truck, and motorcycle cruise on the lawn of The Magnuson Grand Hotel. It's a fun family-friendly atmosphere to visit with your friends and neighbors.

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
19067 W. Frontage Rd.
Raymond, IL 62560

Sundays from 2:00 PM -7:00 PM.
We will be selling grilled food and beer.

The first Sunday of every month we will be having free live entertainment on the lawn:

May 5th: Ken Martin
June 2nd: Bourbon Trail
July 7th: DJ playing music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's
August 4th: Johnny Retro & Bongo Larry
September 8th: Blend Doo-Wop

Call 217-324-2100 for more information.

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