Back in Aug/Sept 2010 – we went to work on the beginning of the restoration of both The Mill in Lincoln, IL and the Riviera (Gardner) Streetcar after it was moved from the back of the Riviera – but before it found its new home next to the jailcell in Gardner.
Click picture to see full article. (I am the one with the arrow next to him…)
As you can see from the pictues, we work hard, we play hard, we eat A LOT!!
The Route 66 Association of Illinois’ motto is: ‘We work for food’ and I have YET had a bad meal while volunteering!!
A great group of folks who will tell tales, stories and give useful information about the route as you work next to them – side by side.
I do mean it when I say these folks put their heart and soul preserving Route 66.
I encourage all state associations to get the word out about volunteering efforts and I encourage all who love the route as I do – VOLUNTEER! It is an experience you will have with you for a lifetime!
Nothing like stopping at a building you helped restore and say ‘yep – I did that!’
Yes – you are allowed to pat yourself on the back…