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ARCOLA: DOUGLAS/MOULTRIE COUNTIES
Arcola, Birthplace Of Raggedy Ann Creator, Festivals, Murals, Unique Shopping, Delicious Food special Life Estate Sale at 2Ts Estate Sales on Arcola’s A warm welcome greets visitors to Arcola, located just off Main Street, Raggedy themed merchandise sales in the Interstate 57 at Exit 203. Situated in the heart of Illinois Arcola Community Building, a Friday night banquet/aucAmish Country, visitors enjoy Arcola and the surroundtion at Yoder’s restaurant in Arthur, IL, a Raggedy ing Amish countryside. Arcola is also proud to be the Makeover Contest and Raggedy Rewards. The theme birthplace of Johnny Gruelle, creator of the much loved character for this year’s event is Johnny Gruelle’s symbols of Americana, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Cheery Scarecrow. For more information, check the Andy. Many people also travel to Arcola to shop for anRaggedy Gathering At Arcola on Facebook, visit the tiques, Amish-made furniture, to dine in the fine local Arcola website www.arcolachamber.com. restaurants, shop the unique and friendly stores, purchase beautifully crafted furniture, stock up on ARCOLA’S BROOM CORN FESTIVAL sausage and cheese, participate in the town’s fabuThe Broom Corn Festival is the oldest of Arlous festivals, and learn more area history. The comcola’s annual events. In 2016, Arcola celebrates the munity hosts several major celebrations that town’s 46th Annual Arcola Broom Corn Festival. annually draw thousands of guests to the community. The annual festival lasts three days, beginning Fri2016 RAGGEDY ANN GATHERING day afternoon, September 9, with the National Broom Corn Sweeping contest, and continues through SunArcola honors its famous son, Johnny Gruelle, and day, September 11. (The Festival is always held the his beloved creations, Raggedy Ann and Andy, annually weekend following the Labor Day holiday.) with a weekend jam-packed with events for Raggedy enthusiasts. The 2016 event is scheduled for Friday, June 10 The annual Broom Corn Festival is one of the and Saturday, June 11, in Arcola. You are invited to a most popular annual events in Illinois. It draws part of this very special themed weekend where you can more than 60,000 visitors to the city with its legmeet collectors, make new friends, and renew reendary stage acts, craft vendors, food booths lationships. and a huge parade featuring the nationally-recThe 2016 Raggedy Ann Gathering Events planned for the 2016 event include a ognized Arcola Lawn Rangers, (chosen to be will be held June 10 and 11.
The Area’s Only Amish Furniture Outlet Store Location: Conveniently located just 1/4 mile west of I-57 on Rt 133 in Arcola, IL Phone: 888-268-3355 Website: www.countrycharmfurniture.com Hours: Mon through Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-3 100's of discounted items available for purchase.
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