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Good Day Illinois Reports from Seattle!

Fall is in the air in Seattle like the Midwest. The pictures taken in Seattle show a foggy afternoon and at the Pike Place Market fresh flowers, vegetables, and of course fish. It does not look like a Midwestern farmers’ market in the middle of October.20131021-185607.jpg20131021-185621.jpg



Steam Train Rides on Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad – Special Train of Terror

All aboard as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and three passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30′ above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House Gift Shop.

October 5 & 6, 11 am to 4 pm
October 19 & 20, 11 am to 4 pm

Don’t Miss Special Train of Terror for Halloween!

Saturday, October 5, 12, 19 from 6 – 9 pm

Enjoy a spooky 4 mile train ride with scary scenes on both sides of the track. Lunch stand available.
For all of the details go to http://www.thefreeportshow.com/scs.htm


You Know Fall Is Coming When It Is Time for The Lena Lions Fall Festival on September 6 – 7

Lena Lions 63rd Annual Fall Festival, Downtown, Main Street, Lena. Friday: 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 10:30 am to 10 pm. This “Cadillac of Small Town Festivals” offers a variety of activities, including carnival rides, games, food, stage entertainment, parade on Saturday at Noon, a BBQ on Saturday, and raffle tickets for a new car and ATV. (815-369-4304)