New Year’s Eve Walk & Dinner on December 31, 2019

The Illinois Trekkers invite you to walk with us in downtown Belleville, Illinois on New Year’s Eve 2019. Belleville is French meaning “beautiful city”. Most of the population, however, is of German heritage. Join us for a walk along Main Street (claimed to be America’s longest continuous Main Street). True or not, it is the longest in Illinois! We will walk the Downtown part of Main Street all decked out for the holidays, The Veterans Memorial Fountain on the Square will be lit and decorated and there will be lights over the street to brighten the night. Be sure to check out the annual Gingerbread Contest creations in the store windows.

New Year’s Eve 2019 Brochure

DINNER RESERVATIONS: After the walk we will gather at the Tavern on Main at 301 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. If you plan to join us for dinner you must make reservations by calling or emailing Trudy Duffman by Friday, December 27th . Please Note: We will be in the back of the restaurant. The room will be available at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and dinner at 7 p.m.

Questions and reservations:

Trudy Duffman, 618-670-6920, email trudyduffman@yahoo.com

5K Group Christmas Walk Belleville East YMCA YRE & Christmas Party on December 7, 2019

The Illinois Trekkers invite you to walk with them in a group walk on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Belleville, IL. Walkers should meet at the Belleville East YMCA at 2627 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, IL at 9:45am to register. There is a $3 fee for all participants. The walk will step off at 10:00am. Dress in your festive Christmas attire.

Following the walk, we will meet at the Silver Creek Saloon and Grill, 2520 Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, IL 62220 (approximately 12:00 Noon). Lunch will be order off the menu and each person is responsible for their own bill. No Trekker Bucks will be accepted for payment.

Following lunch we will have a short business meeting to install club officers for 2020.

Then the party begins with a game to exchange gifts ($15 dollar value suitable for both male and female recipients). This will be fun for everyone even if you don’t want to participate in the gift exchange.

See you on Saturday. If you have not made reservations with Nikki Wilcoxen at 618-973-3825 or njwilcoxen@aol.com CONTACT HER NOW. SHE MAY BE ABLE TO RESERVE A SEAT FOR YOU.

SPECIAL WALK ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 IN BELLEVILLE, IL. MEET AT THE BALANCE COFFEE SHOP, 732 S ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, IL AT 5:00PM. WE WILL REGISTER FOR THE YRE AND THE WALK WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE STREETS THAT ARE PART OF THE OLD HISTORIC BELLEVILLE LUMINARY EVENT. DRESS WARM. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EVENT AND SOME HOUSES ON ABEND STREET WILL BE OPEN FOR VISITATION.

Way of Lights Walk on November 25, 2019

WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL “WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK: Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over one million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The Shrine campus will have all their activities available to walkers. Activities include the Christmas Tree Display, Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides, Petting zoo (Camel rides $6), Carriage Rides ($65 for 6 people & $100 for 10 people), Kettle corn & refreshments for purchase.

Walkers will view this scene as enjoy over one million lights.

Way of Lights Walk Brochure 2019

Way of Lights Walk on November 25, 2019

WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL “WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK: Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over one million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The Shrine campus will have all their activities available to walkers. Activities include the Christmas Tree Display, Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides, Petting zoo (Camel rides $6), Carriage Rides ($65 for 6 people & $100 for 10 people), Kettle corn & refreshments for purchase.

Way of Lights Walk Brochure 2019