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The Sesquicentennial Committee is working hard to make 2011 a special
year... the whole year through! Tentative Schedule for Sesquicentennial Events:
|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.
|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 PARADE
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 ~ FIREWORKS!
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
|August 20, 2011
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
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|May 14, 2011
||Quilt Show - 10 am - 4 pm at the Heritage
|May 5, 2011
||National Day of Prayer - 7
pm at the Eastland High cafeteria
|December 31, 2010
||New Years Eve Fireman's
|Commemorative Items are here!!!
||These collectibles are a fundraising effort to fund events
throughout the year.
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
New Years Eve / Firemen's Bal
& Sesquicentennial Kickoff
Family Fun Night
December 31, 2010 6:00pm ~ Midnight
||Lanark Fire Department
Lanark Sesquicentennial Committee
Lanark Community Club
Exchange State Bank
Eastland Feed & Grain
Eastland Motor Sports
SEE THE VIDEOS:
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,