Region 5 Springfield Rally – Sept. 10-14th

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Region 5 President Monte Barksdale put on a good rally.  Northern Illinois had five couples with trailers and two couples with motorhomes attending.  We arrived on Tuesday during a little drizzle.  Wednesday morning it rained hard for a short time.  It cleared by the afternoon, when most attendees arrived.  The activities were held in the Illinois building, which was a short drive from the State Fairground campground.   The entertainment was very good and  there were three excellent catered dinners provided, including Prime Rib on Saturday.  Springfield has many governmental buildings and attractions to tour.  We tried to see them all.  Additionally, there are a large number of Lincoln related attractions.  The new Lincoln museum and library were outstanding. Lincoln Museum link  Lincoln’s tomb was very impressive. We also toured the Dana/Thomas house, which was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902.  Dana/Thomas link  Next year’s Region 5 Rally will be held in Gochen, IN. 

June – July 2014 NIU NewsLetter on newsletter page.

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