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  1. Route 66 - Red Carpet Corridor

    May 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    At the corner of Mississippi Avenue and Douglas Street  - Saturday, May 7, 2022  at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm       

    While visiting Elwood folks can pick up Route brochures, Event Stickers, and Other Handouts. Visit the History Club for giveaways, Elwood Church’s bake sale, Cub Scouts for informational scouting material, Girl Scouts cookie sale, Children’s Garden for book markers and garden event flyers, and also craft vendors.

    Stop at the Douglas Street Wayside Exhibits. This year marks the 80 anniversary of the June 5, 1942 Elwood Ordnance Plant explosion where 48 workers were killed. The workers there were doing more that just a job. There were helping fight the war, working on the home front supporting fathers and sons on the war front. The Statue of the Munitions Man is a memorial to the munitions workers that were killed in the explosion. Rosie the Riveter is the iconic image that inspired so many women to shed tradition, rolled up their sleeves and join the cause. 

     There is also going to be a new photo opportunity that should not be missed!

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