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May 2014

Tropics Dining Room Sign Update

Our friend, Ron Warnick, on his website, Route 66 News, recently posted this article on the fate of the historic Tropics Dining Room sign in Lincoln, IL.

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(photo courtesy Ron Warnick, Route 66 News)

The Tropics building has been sold and its sign will be preserved and stored for the time being. It is due to be restored when it has found its new home, which at this time is undetermined.

Click to read, Tropics sign will be taken down and restored on Route 66 News.

Clinton, OK Route 66 Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

Here's the official festival flyer:

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Bethany, OK Route 66 Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Click to view official event flyer.

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Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Memorial Ceremony

Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County
13th Annual Memorial Ceremony

Cermak Woods - Ogden Ave. in Lyons

Click for further information about this event.

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Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Car and Bike Show and Blessing

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 (All day)

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County
1st Annual Car & Bike Show and Blessing

Cermak Woods on Ogden Ave. in Lyons

Click for further information about this event.

Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 2014

Our thanks to Pontiac, IL Tourism Director, Ellie Alexander, for the following press releases about the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, coming your way May 3 and 4:

The 2014 Red Carpet Corridor Festival weekend is fast approaching. Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th will be two days filled with activities all along historic Route 66 – From Joliet in the north to Towanda in the south. In Pontiac, there are quite a few special presentations and events planned. The events scheduled will proceed as much as possible regardless of the weather.

Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 2014

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)

Click for event details.

Free Admission to Joliet Area Historical Museum & Route 66 Visitors Center for Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)

Joliet Area Historical Museum & Route 66 Visitors Center, as we are offering FREE ADMISSION to the entire Museum on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th for the Red Carpet Corridor Event.

The Special Free Days are sponsored by the Heritage Corridor CVB.

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