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Friday, May 31, 2013by millie.lange

The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5-8 p.m. Friday May 31. Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Run Road Tour will end in downtown Effingham, with Volkswagens set to park in the spaces surrounding the Historic Effingham County Court House Museum. Volkswagens are set to come down the parade route at approximately 5:30 p.m. Activities will include food from the Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill, frozen custard from Culver’s, Tropical Sno, live musical entertainment from Jed Adam and Michael Antrim, great giveaways, and of course, a chance to see a variety of Volkswagens!

Leading Mid America Motorworks Road Tour will be “Big Red,” a 10,000-pound Volkswagen Baja Beetle. This VW is considered the world’s largest off-road beetle. O’Brien Volkswagen will also be downtown offering free test drives of the new water-cooled VWs. Tickets will be available for purchase to the Saturday night concert, “The Return,” at Mid America Motorworks’ campus on site. Make sure to stop by the Helen Matthes Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff across the street at the new library site.

For more information, contact the Effingham Tourism department at 217-342-5305 or visit or visit