history of the Savanna Army Depot
Saturday October 7th at 2:00 PM
On Saturday October 7th at 2:00 PM, at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, a program on the history of the Savanna Army Depot will be given. The program will provide an overview of the history of the depot thru the closure in 2000 and the current state of the progress of cleaning up and transferring the property to the local redevelopment authority and the US Fish and Wildlife service.
The presentation will be narrated by Cindy Irwin and Jo Carey, both retirees of the Savanna Army Depot. Cindy spent 33 years in various ammunition jobs at the depot starting as a Quality Assurance Specialist and was the chief of ammunition operations at the time of closure. She then worked as the Commanders Representative and Site Manager for several years through the closure process. Jo worked in the IT department for 18 years while the depot was active and worked in the environmental cleanup and closure office for 15 years after the depot closed.
The program will include many photos of the history thru the early years of the depot as well as pictures of the various cleanups that have been conducted and briefly discuss the current tenants and businesses/landowners at the depot and the role of the Local Redevelopment Authority in the transfer and closure process.
It is hoped that many retirees will come and provide their stories and knowledge on the history of the depot to add to the program. A donation of $8.00 will be appreciated.
Final Ride Old Bridge Cruise Celebration
Oct 21 – 10am – 8pm
Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM - 8 PM Savanna, Illinois and The Block That Rocks will celebrate the closing of the Route 64/52 bridge with a final "ride-cruise-drive" across the Mississippi. Join us with your classic, old, antique, special bike, car, or truck for special cruise / ride as the Old Bridge's final days come to a close. Music - Food - Car Show - Street Dance – Fun. Go to the FB page for details.
Palisades Art League's 56th Annual Art Show & Sale
Sat. Oct. 21, 3-7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 22, noon - 4 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION West Carroll Primary School Featured Artist: Elda Goodmiller Demonstrations 1 p.m. Sunday Entry deadline Thurs. Oct 19 Raffle and door prizes held 3:30 Sunday Oct 22 Information, brochure & entry form contact: Judy Gentile 815 273-1143