Savanna Illinois Events

 

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Birding Tour Through Upper Miss. River Refuge

Jan 13, 2018 8am – noon

  Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are co-hosting a birding tour into the closed area of Lost Mound on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The van will leave promptly at 8:00 am and will return at 12:00 pm. Participants are to meet at 7:45 am at the Lost Mound Office parking lot, which is located at 3159 Crim Rd, Savanna IL. Tours are free, but seating is limited. This is an excellent opportunity to travel through the refuge with experience birders and learn about the history of Lost Mound (formerly the Savanna Army Depot). Registration is required. Please call the refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation or email us at stewardsumrr@gmail.com. For additional events please go to www.stewardsumrr.org or follow us on Facebook.

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Bridge Celebration Planners and the Savanna Historical Society Partner on January Events

The Bridge Celebration Planners have partnered with the Savanna Historical Society to sponsor a series of events and fund-raising activities on the second and third weekends of January 2018. The events include:

  1. An exhibit of new and old bridge photography,
  2. Programs on various aspects of “building the new bridge” and
  3. Fund-raising activities to help offset costs associated with the bridge dedication in June.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
The exhibit will feature the bridge related photography of Roger Husband including photos of the old Savanna-Sabula Bridge and the new Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge at varying stages. The exhibit will contain numerous photos of the bridge workers in action, the machines and tools they used to construct the new bridge and photos of the new bridge throughout its construction.

The exhibit will be held at the Savanna Historical Society and will be open to the public from noon until 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 13, 14, 20, 21. There will be no admission charge for the exhibit, though donations will be greatly appreciated.

BRIDGE BUILDING PROGRAMS

On Sundays, January 14 & 15 the Bridge Celebration Planners and the Savanna Historical Society will be sponsoring educational and informational programs concerning the various phases in the building of the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge.  Sunday, January 14 Faith Duncan, Project Engineer, Studies & Plans, from IDOT will present a program covering the Phase I Study and Phase II Contract Plans to replace the aging US 52/IL 64 bridge over the Mississippi River.

Sunday, January 21 Kirk Nelson, Municipal Services Manager from Missman, Inc. in Rock Island will present a program on the construction phase of the new bridge, with a focus on the main river crossing.  It will also show the wall construction on the Illinois approach.

Both Sunday programs will be held at the Savanna Historical Society beginning at 2:00 pm. There will be a reception with light refreshments following each program.  There will be no admission charge for the programs or associated receptions, but donations will be appreciated and divided between the Historical Society and the Bridge Celebration Planners.

FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES

Photo Sale.  All of the photos featured in the Photography Exhibits on January 13, 14, 20, 21 will be available for purchase. Roger Husband will be donating 25% of the profit from each photo to the Historical Society and the Bridge Celebration Planners.