Celebrate Our Troops This Weekend with Chevrolet
By: Stevie Hoey
July 2, 2012 12:33 pm CT
Join us in the Quad Cities this Saturday as we celebrate our armed forces and the anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal! We’ve partnered with the USO of Illinois and its carnival to present a fun-filled day for the whole family in Rock Island, Ill.
Kicking off the day, attendees will be treated to a parade featuring vintage and modern army vehicles, music and community leaders, not to mention a new Chevrolet Camaro, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal. Chevrolet will have the one-and-only American Pride Camaro on display for all to see throughout the day. We will also be offering test drives of six Chevrolet vehicles to attendees 21 years or older with a valid driver’s license. Finally, we’ll be accepting nominations for the Our Town, Our Heroes program all day, and look forward to hearing the stories of heroes from Rock Island and beyond!
Families can also enjoy a full day of festivities including a celebration parade, a performance by Midnight Circus and multiple craft tents. The Military Family Resources tent will feature booths dedicated to best-in-class military community services.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rock Island Arsenal
1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island Ill. 61299
10:00 a.m. – 150th Anniversary Celebration Parade – featuring all-new Chevrolet vehicles!
11:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m. All Celebration Attractions Open
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Chevrolet Test Drives
5:00 p.m. – Closing Ceremony
Founded in 1862, the Rock Island Arsenal is the only active U.S. Army foundry and manufactures an array of military equipment. To this day, the arsenal anchors the military community of the Quad Cities and is the common thread tying communities together in the area. For more information about the Rock Island Arsenal, visit www.ria.army.mil.
Follow @DrivingMidwest on Twitter for all the details and to find us on Saturday. Hope to see you there!