Includes shuttle service this year for participants


In just a few short weeks, those wanting to float down the Illinois River may do so in the ninth annual HLC Canoe/Kayak Jaunt Illinois River.


 Includes shuttle service this year for participants

In just a few short weeks, those wanting to float down the Illinois River may do so in the ninth annual HLC Canoe/Kayak Jaunt Illinois River.

The jaunt begins in Henry, stops in Lacon and ends in Chillicothe all on Aug. 15.

This year the event will feature a shuttle service, allowing participants to take their canoes and kayaks to the beginning of the jaunt in Henry, drive back to Chillicothe and be bussed back to Henry.

Detailed information is available on the HLC registration form.

Cost for the event is $20 if paid before Aug. 8. Fee includes T-shirt, light snack in Henry, lunch in Lacon and a grilled meal in Chillicothe. Participants whose registration forms are turned in after Aug. 8 will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Registration forms are available in Henry at the Henry News Republican; in Lacon at Pizza Peel, Julie’s Corner Store, Lacon City Hall, Edward Jones and Country Cos.; in Chillicothe at American Legion Post 9, the Chillicothe Public Library and the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce.

Call the chamber at 274-4556 to have a form mailed, or for more information.