The annual ‘Drivin the Dixie’ event is set Saturday, (June 15, 2019) along Illinois route one. Anyone can participate by registering at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building at 17 West Main Street in Danville Saturday morning starting at 9:00 a.m. Vehicles will leave the parking lot of city hall at 10 o’clock that morning.
The Vermilion County Museum Society hosts the event with a number of participating sponsors. The ride will travel along the old Dixie Highway – Illinois route one – from Danville to Momence. Drivers can go as far north as they wish, getting their passport stamped at select locations along the way. Motorists who visit 3 of the participating businesses during the day, and purchase an item from each, will be able to turn in their sales receipt and passport to the Museum for a chance to win a $25 gas card.
For more information about the event visit the Vermilion County Museum website at www.vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 442-2922 Tuesday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.