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Promote Sauk Valley events in Quad Cities

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

My wife and I drove to Dixon several weeks ago from the Quad Cities to visit the World War II re-enactment at Elks Page Park. This was our first witness to an event like this, and discovered this was an outstanding view of what life was like for the soldiers of World War II.

The re-enactors involved were authentic, believable, and informative. The vintage World War II vehicles and armor were awesome.

Why I am writing this is that I think Dixon should do a better job in promoting this; we found out about it purely by accident. Others down here I’ve shown photos to, and given accounts of this event, were really enthused and wished they would have known about it.

With an advertising market of nearly 300,000 people in the Quad Cities metropolitan area, I’m sure you would get many out-of-town visitors from here. We left about $150 in your town for the 1-day visit – multiply that by, say, 1,000 Quad City visitors, and you would have a tidy sum to put toward any pet projects you may have underway.

This reenactment is an excellent tool to get young people interested in our nation’s history and what it took to become such a great nation. It was inspiring to see the young kids wide-eyed viewing the soldiers and watching an authentic World War II tank fire up.

Please advertise next year in the Quad City market. I’m sure your return would be tenfold. 

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