2017 Meeting Dates & Info
Monthly notices will be published in the
newspaper when it is necessary to conduct
business before the Commission.
These meetings shall be held at 5:30pm
at Zion City Hall
2828 Sheridan Road
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History of Zion’s Nostalgia Days!
Nostalgia Days was the brainchild of Chris Szymanski. Prior to 1987, when he was affiliated with the old Zion Business Association, he suggested that in conjunction with the then Annual Gypsy Days Sidewalk Sale that an antique and classic car show be held along with various activities relating to nostalgia. Various members of the now defunct Zion Business Association supported Chris’s idea and the Nostalgia Days Festival was born! In 1987, after ONLY six weeks of planning, 80 cars registered and participated in the first Nostalgia Days Car show.
Immediately following the car show there is a Sheridan Road Cruize where participants of the car show,parade up and down Sheridan Road in reminiscence of the “Good Ole Days” when “Cruizing” was a popular phenomenon among the youngsters of that era.
Since 1987, Nostalgia Days have had as many as 600 antique and custom automobiles participate in any given year. This increase can be attributed to the tireless organizational efforts of the Nostalgia Days, Inc. volunteers, who worked tirelessly to ensure a successful car show.
On February 18, 2013, Nostalgia Days, Inc. announced that it would need to cancel the 27th Annual Show to re-tool and re-organize citing financial hardships. This announcement came as shock to the community. On February Tuesday, February 19th, after learning of the announcement, then Mayor Lane Harrison announced at the February 19th council meeting that Nostalgia Days will indeed move forward this year with a cash infusion from the City.
In 2014, the Zion City Council passed Resolution 13-R-2 created the Nostalgia Days Commission. The commission members are challenged with producing a car show and related events in the City of Zion in cooperation with the Zion Park District, civic/service organizations and volunteers.
The Nostalgia Days Commission has 14 members. The Mayor appoints all members with the approval by the City Council. All members are appointed for three year terms. The commission elects a president and a secretary.
The Nostalgia Days Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the Zion City Hall.