Welcome to Altamont, Illinois! We are your typical small Midwestern town. You can find us half-way between St. Louis and Terre Haute, just off Interstate 70. Hope this site will encourage you to stop and visit if you've never been here, and if you have, I hope I renew some good memories!
Monday, June 9, 2014
German Heritage Day
The second German Heritage Day started out sunny with enough breeze to keep the temperatures more than pleasant at Klitzing Heritage Park! The crowds were a bit sparse during the early hours due to a kids' fishing tournament at Ballards and, of course, the Girls State Championship. But where there is food, there are people!
The park hosted a bake sale, German brats and potato salad, vendors, displays by the local Churches and kids events. There was a speaker at 1 o'clock and traditional German Music. A few old-style cars buzzed the area. I always love the old cars!
Tours at Wright's Mansion were featured in the afternoon.
And the City got to show off the new restrooms at the park. Nice!