ATLANTA, Ill. (AP) -- The
small central Illinois community of Atlanta is sponsoring a
Route 66 art project.
Atlanta Betterment Fund is encouraging artists to create or decorate their own
U.S. Route 66 highway shield. The 2-foot-by-2-foot wooden cutouts will be
displayed around the city. The only requirement is that the sign somewhere say
"Illinois U.S. 66."
Officials say the effort was inspired by Chicago's "Cows on
Parade" exhibit. Artists decorated fiberglass cows that were displayed in
Atlanta Betterment Fund member Dale Colaw
tells says that the project is a good way to attract visitors. City leaders
will accept up to 50 entries. The signs will be displayed from May through