The Route 66 Association of Illinois Annual Hall of Fame Nominations
Association president Cathie Stevanovich announces that this year's Hall of Fame nomination period will open October 1, 2014.
(This is a reprint of the article written by Kathy Miller. We are reprinting it as it succinctly and accurately details what is needed for nomination.)
The Route 66 Association of Illinois will begin seeking nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame. Nominations are accepted from October 1st, to December 31st, 2014.
To qualify for election to the Hall of Fame, Nominees must have made significant contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor and commemorate those people, businesses, attractions, and events that helped give Route 66 such special character and historical status in Illinois.
The committee invites anyone to submit a nomination. It must include a strong fact-based essay. It must include details about the nominee’s contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66. We encourage that photos, news clips, and other memorabilia accompany the essay but they are not required. A panel of historians and Hall of Fame members will judge all nominations.
Nominations must include accurate documentation or declaration of the Nominee’s qualities, deeds, and history on Route 66 that merit this honor.
Please submit nominations and all accompanying material to the
Route 66 Association of Illinois
ATTN: Hall of Fame Committee
110 West Howard Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
All nominations are kept for 3 years and presented to the committee for discussion.There is no limit to the number of nominations than can be submitted, and the final decision regarding how many members are elected into the 2015 Class of the Hall of Fame is decided by the Hall of Fame committee. The Hall of Fame committee is comprised of 14 people which include current Hall of Fame members, Association historians, the Preservation Committee Chairman, and members who are appointed to the committee by the President based on their Route 66 knowledge.
The Hall of Fame is located in Pontiac, Illinois, at the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most visited attractions on all of Route 66 in Illinois with visitors from all over the state as well as all over the world.
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