Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way


Kay Shelton, State Director
Illinois Lincoln Highway Association
1006 N. 15th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-748-7211

Last Call for Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sales

It is not too late to join in the annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way! Anyone along or close to the Lincoln Highway is welcome to have a yard sale or a garage sale, anytime Thursday through Saturday, August 5, 6, and 7. Participants can join in for as little as $8, which includes a sign, a map and description on the Web site, and we will find your GPS coordinates for those driving. To participate, complete the form found at: or call the Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters in Franklin Grove during the day, including weekends, at: 815-456-3030.

For those looking for clusters of sales, both Ashton and Fulton return to the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way with town-wide sales. The DeKalb Area Women’s Center at 1021 State Street returns with a parking lot sale Thursday through Saturday with indoor locations Friday and Saturday if it rains. Look for a vehicle representing the DeKalb Area Women’s Center and the Lincoln Highway Association Illinois Chapter President, Wayne Silvius, driving his award-winning antique car in the Lincoln Highway Parade on June 30th, at 7:00 p.m. in DeKalb.

The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way annual sale began in 2005 in Ohio and generated a conservatively estimated $10,000,000 to the local economy in Ohio last year, not counting individual sales. People from at least fourteen states visited Ohio’s sales in 2009. Sales for 2010 can be found along the Lincoln Highway in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. Begun in 1913, the Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast improved highway. The Lincoln Highway begins in Times Square, New York City, travels through fourteen states, and ends over 3,389 miles later near the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco.

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