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« on: May 07, 2019, 08:49:41 PM »

1-2 June 2019, WW II Comes Alive, Peoria, IL


The Midwest WWII Reenacting Event! Fantastic site, great battles, with a fun, no-hassle atmosphere. WW2 Living History Event. All WW2 impressions are welcome. Korean and Vietnam displays and battles will occur throughout the weekend. THE JIM MARKUM BAND RETURNS FOR THE U.S.O. DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT. Held at Sommer Park, Edwards, IL near Peoria, IL.

German, Allied & other camps will be featured as well as vehicles and weapons displays.Tanks and heavy vehicles and weapons are especially welcome. Hauling funds are available. SCHEDULE. (More battles, skirmishes and events to be added)

Friday, May 31, 2019 7:00 am. Setup the park will be open all day so come whenever you want Evening (6:00 pm) Road trip to German-American Society for dinner & music. All impressions welcome, IN UNIFORM! This club features authentic German dinners, great beer and a German oompa band. Allies welcome of course! We highly recommend you get there in time to enjoy this party. We will leave at 6:00.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

9:00 S&A & Officer's meeting

10:00: Park opens to public.

11:00: European Theatre Battle

12:00: Lunch from German field kitchen

12:30: Period Music/Dance instruction at Eagle Shelter

2:00: European Theatre Battle

4:00...Re-enactment closes to public

6:30 TO-? USO DANCE AT THE PARK  Happy Hour from 6:30 to 7:30. Jim Markum Swing Band goes on at 8:00. Snacks and beer served. At the park. More details to come.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

10:00...Park opens to public

10:30...Church Service in Schoolhouse

11:00: Eastern Front Battle

12:30: Period Music/Historic Talk at Eagle Shelter.

1:00: European Theatre Battle

3:00...Re-enactment closes to public

This is our 10th summer event at Sommer Park, and this is a fantastic venue with tons of acreage, woods, period buildings, barns & cabins and a very enthusiastic staff. It has been growing each time. We encourage vehicles, artillery pieces and large displays, as there is an immense amount of room for them. We have a hauling fund available, just ask. We pride ourselves on being a 'no-hassles' event, with the emphass on safety, education and fun. Check our web page at www.centralilww2.com for pics of last year's event.

Sommer Park is located off Rt 150 just west of the 'Shoppes of Grande Prairie' shopping center. Turn left on Koerner Rd just past Weaver Angus Farm. Watch for signs! Event is in the greater Peoria area, however for map search directions use 6329 N. Koerner Rd, Edwards, IL.

Call 309-340-3268 for general information.


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