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Lanark Sesquicentennial:
A Celebration of People, Partnerships, and Progress


1861 ~ 2011

The Sesquicentennial Committee is working hard to make 2011 a special year... the whole year through!    Tentative Schedule for Sesquicentennial Events:

November 5,
Depot Day -

Model railroads, memorabilia, and toy show.

Arts, crafts, Lanark Sesquicentennial memorabilia, and cottage industry vendors.

 "Hobo Stew", cornbread muffins, and cookies.

Live music featuring some of your favorite railroad songs.

Railroad games for the kids.

Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win one of two complete 7 car cast iron train banks.

Plus, Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop all weekend. more details

October 6 & 7
EPC Homecoming & Lanark Hometown Days
Thursday October 6
4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ~ Lanark Chamber of Commerce
TAILGATE COOKOUT at the Heritage Center 206 S. Broad St. Menu: PORK CHOPS, BRATS HOT DOGS Meal Includes: Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Pop or Water. A portion of proceeds go to the Lanark Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.
5:30 P.M. ~ EPC Homecoming
6:30 P.M. ~ Pep Rally at Eastland High School
Friday October 7
5:30 P.M. ~ EPC Homecoming Football Game vs. South Beloit. At Eastland High School
After the game ~
 Sponsored by the Lanark Sesquicentennial Committee, Lanark Lions Club, Exchange State Bank, Lanark Community Club (LCC), Carroll Service Co. Eastland Fabrication, The State Bank of Pearl City, First State Bank of Shannon - Polo - Lake Carroll, The Prairie Advocate News, Lanark Chamber of Commerce.
Both Thursday and Friday
Lanark Lions Club Candy Day ~
The Lions Club will be collecting for their Candy Day downtown and the intersection of Highways 73/64. Please drive safely.
August 20, 2011 Threshing Show
Plus: Antique Tractor Show - Tractor Pull - Food - Games

9:00am-11:00am ~ Tractor Show
11:00am ~ Tractor Show Judging
11:30 ~ Threshing Demonstration
12:00 ~ Antique Tractor Pull

South of Eastland Motor Sports
Rt 52/64 & Cyclone Ridge Rd.

No spectator admission fee.

June 23 - 26, 2011 OLD SETTLERS DAYS!!! - live music Thurs. through Sun., Raging Road Rally, car show, antique show, garden walk, craft fair, Lions Club bingo, parade, full bagpipe band, rides, games, food, church in the park, praise-fest, pork chop dinner, farmers market, portraits with old fashion clothes, sand volleyball, horseshoe tourney, corn hole tourney, photo and memorabilia show, quilt raffle, pre-order collectors' books, and much, MUCH more!

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June 23, 2011 "Taste of Lanark" - best of the best Lanark cooking contest to kick-off to Old Settlers Days
Lanark Farmers Market
Live Music
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May 14, 2011 Quilt Show - 10 am - 4 pm at the Heritage Center.
May 5, 2011 National Day of Prayer - 7 pm at the Eastland High cafeteria
December 31, 2010 New Years Eve Fireman's Ball

Commemorative Items are here!!!
These collectibles are a fundraising effort to fund events throughout the year.

See all of the items here

Slogan & Logo Contests

Winning Slogan ~
Lanark Sesquicentennial: A Celebration of People, Partnerships, and Progress

Winning Logo ~ Submitted by Tom Healy of Lanark.

Click here to read about the artist in the Prairie Advocate News


New Years Eve / Firemen's Bal
& Sesquicentennial Kickoff
Family Fun Night

December 31, 2010 6:00pm ~ Midnight

Sponsors: Lanark Fire Department
Lanark Sesquicentennial Committee
Lanark Community Club
Exchange State Bank
Eastland Feed & Grain
Eastland Motor Sports


Sesquicentennial Planning Committee Members:

John Huggins - Chairman, Jeannine Kaylor - Vice Chair, Cheryll Rahn Matznick - Secretary, Matt Zumdahl - Treasurer, Sue Appel, Jillian Appel, Kathy Carroll, Nancy Cartwright, Lynn Collins, Janie Dollinger, Linda Johnson, Arlene Koeller, Jo Lyn Kruse, Lance Leverton, Pastor Kathryn Ling, Lamoille Poffenberger, Jan VanBuskirk, Jamie Willard.


Demographics sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
2008, Errantwolf Productions

Last update: 10/24/2011
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