Amboy Depot Days and 50/50 Drawing Celebration


AMBOY, Ill. - August twenty third through the twenty sixth the rural town of Amboy hosts it's annual Depot Days Celebration.

Amboy's normal population is just over 2,500 people but for this special weekend Amboy host's tens of thousands in just three days.

People come from all over for the annual Depot Days carnival. Depot Days is also home to one of the largest car shows in the mid-west. That's not all people come for though, Amboy is the home town for one of the largest 50/50 drawings in the state.

Last year's take-home cash prize was over a hundred thousand dollars. The lucky person who's name is drawn is not the only winner though. The other half of the 50/50 goes straight to local charities like; food pantries, veteran honor flights and the local library and schools.

This year didn't steer too far off track with the overall of this years 50/50 total reached $199,060.00 the winner took home $99,530.00.

Amboy's annual Depot Day's celebration is August twenty third through the twenty sixth.




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