Jefferson Exit 160Effingham, IL 62401
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting the Corvette Welcome Fest Downtown Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday to kick-off Mid America Motorworks’ 23rd Annual Corvette Funfest, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Corvette enthusiasts to Effingham! Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Run Road Tour will end in downtown Effingham, with a Corvette parade (including candy), coming down Jefferson Ave and ending at the Courthouse square. The Corvettes are expected to arrive downtown around 5:30 p.m. and we invite residents to come out for the parade. Following the parade, the Corvettes will park down Jefferson Avenue, around the Historic Courthouse Museum lawn and parking lots adjacent to the square.Activities that evening will include food from Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ, Martin's IGA and the Effingham Dog, in addition to other great sweet treats including Aunt Kim’s Kettle Corn and a bake sale by our Effingham Telecommunicators. You can also enjoy live musical entertainment by Russ Howard, dance performances from Cayla's Power Tumbling, great giveaways, and of course, a chance to see a variety of Corvettes!