Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy Birthday USA

Springfield is going all out to celebrate July 4 this year. A new statue of Abraham Lincoln now stands in Union Square Park (left), and the Iles House wears patriotic bunting, as well as a newly completed fence and sidewalk.

On Friday, July 7, Iles House will participate in Capitol Celebration week by hosting an 1850s Strawberry Party from 5:00 to 8:30 pm in the south yard.

Food provided will include hot dogs, chips, and drinks, plus strawberry short cake for $2.00. The Springfield Barbershop Quartet will entertain, along with a blue grass band and a traveling medicine man. We invite the public to come see and enjoy Iles House, the best place in Springfield to have an old-fashioned Fourth of July.

1 comment:

Larry Stevens said...

Fritz Klein looks great in the Iles House.

Too bad nobody portrays a younger Lincoln, sans beard, who could really convey the image of the Lincoln who visited his Black Hawk War buddy, Elijah Iles, or his friend, Robert Irwin, there.