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Salt Creek ABATE Motorcycle Show at The Mill
Date & Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Salt Creek ABATE & Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County will be hosting their 3rd annual Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 15th from 11am to 3pm at The Mill on 66. The event is being held as part of and in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival (www.railsplitting.com). All statewide ABATE members are invited as well as all motorcyclists and the public. There will be People’s Choice awards and live music from area bands Sundown and Sunday Afternoon. Cold drinks and hot pizza will be served at the event (suggested donation is appreciated). There is a $5 registration fee for motorcyclists. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes will be given to registered motorcyclists at the event. The event is a fundraiser for both Salt Creek ABATE and The Mill Museum.

Original Rock Band "Sundown", from Armington IL, will be playing songs from their 2013 and 2018 CD's & Classic Rock. Band members include John Ingram guitar and vocals, John Ingram III drums, Richie Ingram lead guitar and Casey Ingram bass guitar.

Sunday Afternoon describes themselves as a “neo-eclectic band” from Bloomington/Normal Illinois that is rooted in Blues and Rock. Led by lead singer/guitarist Austin Willis, the band features “a unique blend of modern synth pads, a driving rhythm section, and lush saxophone accents.“

Event sponsors include Salt Creek ABATE, Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, The Award Shop, OK Tavern, Alley-Bi Saloon, Foxhole Pub N Grub, Idle Hour, Boog's Barber Shop, Richard Moody Storage, Lincoln Land Communications, Bright Idea Screen Printing and Chicago Street Rentals.

Salt Creek ABATE is a non-profit chapter of ABATE of Illinois that covers Logan County, and is known for their volunteer efforts and service to the community. The Mission of A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education) of Illinois is to preserve the universal right to a safe, unrestricted, motorcycling environment. A.B.A.T.E. works to safeguard motorcycling rights, while allowing for individuals with different views. All riders are welcome. It doesn't matter if you ride a Goldwing, Harley, Cruisers, touring bikes, sport bikes or dirt bikes. More information is available at www.saltcreekabate.com.

A long time ago on July 25, 1929, Paul Coddington opened “The Blue Mill” at the corner of Washington Street and Stringer Avenue (Route 66) in Lincoln, IL. The eatery had blue trim and continuously turning sails decorated with lights, and the waitresses dressed in blue with white aprons. In 1945, The Mill was painted barn red and an army barracks was added onto the back to operate as a dance hall. One of the restaurant’s claims to fame was its fried schnitzel which had been passed down throughout the generations of the Huffman family. The Mill closed around 1994-1996, and fell into disrepair until 2006 when the title was gained by the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County and preservation efforts began. In 2009, The Mill was inducted into the Route 66 Association of Illinois’ Hall of Fame. Thanks to two grants from the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program over the years, funding from The City of Lincoln and Logan County Tourism Bureau hotel tax fund, and numerous donations of money and in-kind labor, The Mill on 66 has now opened as a museum as of April 29, 2017.

The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County would like to thank the City of Lincoln, all the organizations that supplied grants, all the donors, all the supporters and all the volunteers! Salt Creek ABATE volunteers have also done a lot of critical work at the Mill. For more information, call 217-871-0677, visit saltcreekabate.com, Mill66.com or contact 217-671-3790.
The Mill on 66
738 S. Washington
Lincoln, IL