Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Reagan Trail Days Post-Event Hightlights and Thank Yous!

The annual Reagan Trail Days saw another very successful week of events this year. Running from August 6-11, the events highlighted several famous "Reagan" sites throughout our town and showcased our beautiful Downtown and Riverfront. Thank you for your support of this great Dixon tradition. And a huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Midland States Bank. Additional sponsorship came from Dixon Tourism, Culver's, Mama Cimino's, and Venier Jewelers. Partnership sponsors included: Dixon Park District, Dixon Public Library, Dixon Municipal Band, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon Riverfront, Second Saturdays, and Sterling Federal Bank.

Highlights from 2013 include:

August 6 -- The Cowboy Randy Erwin Show brought more than 150 people to an evening show in the Riverfront Amphitheatre.

August 7 -- Ice Cream Social on the Riverfront brought 300 people to the downtown for ice cream and live music.

August 8 -- The picnic in Lowell park saw 236 people take a pontoon boat ride and 300 hot dog meals served.

August 9 -- The annual Gala at the Reagan Home had more than 100 people turn out for the awards program. The evening included free tours of the Reagan Boyhood Home.

August 10 -- The first-ever Beanblossom Music Festival brought just shy of 1,000 people downtown for a great night of music and food. Second Saturdays held their monthly events, too.

August 11 -- Annual RTD Municipal Band concert had one of the biggest crowds of the year for the Municipal Band with nearly 200 concert-goers enjoying the sounds in Page Park.

In total, our events drew over 2,000 people for the week. We also had 142 volunteers donate 244 volunteer hours.

Thank you for your support!!

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