Friday, in the pouring down rain, the Illinois
Concerns of Police Survivors bicyclists sought refuge and a hot meal
at the Atlanta Fire Station.
Then, on Saturday and Sunday the town hosted its first two-day
Street Market event with special guests being three BMW car clubs
there to show off their cars for the entire day on Saturday. On
Sunday the BMW’s were scheduled to be replaced by a Jeep club, also
displaying vehicles for the day.
The market featured 25 to 30 vendors on Saturday. Among the many on
hand were individuals selling hand crafted items such as jewelry,
home décor, t-shirts, cosmetics, handmade toys and much more.
There were also two people selling food products. One was selling
fresh produce grown locally and the other was Oberweis Dairy.
Also on Saturday the Humane Society of Logan County was selling cat
collectibles and talking with visitors about pet adoption and other
The Atlanta Ag 4-H club had a table set up, sharing information
about 4-H and doing temporary hair color for visitors.
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Olivia Partlow had a table representing the Lincoln
Heritage Museum in Lincoln. Kids were invited to spin a wheel of
chance, possibly winning free tickets to the museum, or play a game
modeled after one that would have been a popular toy when Abraham
Lincoln’s children were growing up.
The Palms Grill was open offering hot dogs, chips and
a drink for a $5 donation.
The BMW Club arrived in Logan County on Friday evening. They spent
the night in Lincoln and enjoyed a meal at one of the Lincoln
restaurants. On Saturday morning they arrived in Atlanta early for
the Cars and Coffee event, then stayed throughout the day, returning
to Lincoln in the evening. On Saturday evening the group enjoyed
dinner at Sorrento’s in the heart of the city.
Atlanta Tourism Director Whitney Ortiz coordinated with Logan County
Tourism Bureau Interim Director Cindy Smith to arrange for dining
options. Smith also invited the group to visit the Mill on Route 66
Museum on Saturday evening and they happily accepted.