2006 Sesquicentennial Celebration


Some people dressed for the occasion.






Art Show, Quilt Show, Museum and Entertainment Held at Churches



                Antique Sewing Machines                  Quilt Show                           Art Show                           





Antique Tractor Show


There was an vintage baseball game.



                                        Rock Springs Ground Squirrels                  Play ball                                              


Illiopolis Coon Tails vs the Ground Squirrels


Community Band Concert


Sangamon Valley Middle School Band and Friends


A Variety Show was held at the school and featured lots of local talent.





There were groups of people throughout the town for the parade and all the events.



Waiting for parade



Food and drink at the Fire House



            Chili supper at the school                                 Community group photo            


The parade was the largest the community has seen in years.



                    Illiopolis Police followed by Legion Color Guard            Illiopolis Fire Department (Grand Marshal)         



                Milton Ross                              Alvin Wilson                                  Bonnie Peyton           

                (Oldest resident)                    (Oldest resident born in Illiopolis)                (Mayor)                            



                    Former Mayors                 Red Hat Ladies                   Banner carriers                 



            Sangamon Co. Rescue Squad              Entry from Latham          Sangamon Valley High School Band    



                                Illiopolis 4-H Club                                   Illiopolis-Niantic Pub. Library Dist.



Ansar Shriner's Motorcycles and Tractors



                                Miniature Vehicles                              114th Regiment                        


There were booths and demonstrations in the park.








More demonstrations were at the school.



                        Cannon                                   Trebuchet-pumpkin launcher                


Children's Parade





There was a free trolley ride to take you from place to place. Some just enjoyed the ride.


Trolley sponsored by Illiopolis Business Association

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