Lyle Headon of Headon’s Fine Meats and Catering in Creston and an avid historian will be giving a talk about the Lincoln Highway in Creston at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. The talk sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is free and open to the public. The original route of the Lincoln Highway in Creston takes a winding route, with twists and turns. Creston was also the site of a special public drinking fountain along the Lincoln Highway. The talk will be outdoors by the two murals and the gazebo in downtown Creston, near 103 S. Main St. Bring your camera! There will be several photo opportunities. In case of rain, the location will be inside the Creston Opera House, at 204 S. Main Street.
This free event in Creston is part of a two-day celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast route across the United States on improved roads. Other events include the May 18th 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Highway Birthday Bash concert at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb featuring Switchback, MahaRa, and Colleen’s School of Clogging and Celtic Dance, and a free Car Show in the Van Buer Plaza across from the Theatre just prior to the concert. For information about other events, please see: illinoislincolnhighwayassociation.org.