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|Galesburg to Come Alive for Railroad Days
|A longstanding Galesburg tradition begins its annual run on Friday.
The 33rd edition of Galesburg Railroad Days is back for another year, and like years past, the events will take place during hot weather. The weekend forecast calls for high temperatures in the low 90s and heat index readings near 100.
The carnival on East Simmons Street gets things started Thursday night. Railyard bus tours begin at 1:00 Friday afternoon and the official start of Railroad Days steps off with opening ceremonies Friday at 6 p.m. at the Galesburg Railroad Museum.
Railroad Days chairman Dennis Clark says officials are excited about some new happenings this year, including the 3-Point competition. The event, hosted by Leadership Greater Galesburg, is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the corner of East Tompkins and South Kellogg streets. Participants check-in at 9 a.m. and prior to that from 8 to 9 is a free shooting clinic.
Railroad Days Committee member Jean Jacobs tells WGIL there are also other non-railroad events sprinkled in.
"One of the things that's been going on for quite a while now is the Women's Club doing their historical walking tours of homes," Jacobs said. "Your ticket gets you in to tour the homes, but also you get to come back to the Women's Club and have strawberry shortcake. If you need to know what homes they're going to visit, you can get on the Railroad Days website and it will give you the homes' addresses and such."
The tour is Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The website is www.galesburgrailroaddays.org.
The website lists all of the Railroad Days events going on through the weekend.
The carnival for Galesburg Railroad Days takes over East Simmons Street. The carnival opens Thursday night.
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Mike Perry with Contributions from Terry Cavanah)
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