Ribbon Cutting Welch's Route 66 Auto Services

 The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Welch's Route 66 Auto Service which is located at 208 N. Macoupin St. in downtown Gillespie with a ribbon cutting. Welch's is an auto service and body shop. 

In the picture from left to right are: John Ronald, owner of Hicks Maytag Appliance Center; Ron Reid, owner of Reid's Service Heating and Cooling; Annetta Veres, Village President of Wilsonville; Dana Baglin of United Community Bank of Gillespie; Kevin Polo, Attorney at Law of Gillespie; Lindsay Westhoff of UCB of Gillespie; Julie Wargo of Gina Gucciardo, CPA of Gillespie; Tim Welch II and Lauren Welch, Co-owners of Welch's Route 66 Auto Service; Sam Walker, Detail Employee at Welch's; Tammy York, Fiance of Welch Sr.; Tim Welch, Sr., Service Specialist; James Cox, Employee; Sherry Tosovsky of Fireside Eye Care of Benld; Cookie Koch, Owner of Phyllbena's Antiques, Vintage & More of Gillespie; Wally Dyer, Co-owner of Michelle's Pharmacy of Gillespie; Mike Brill, Treasurer of the CCCC; and Margie Brill, Webmaster of the CCCC.  The dragster in the photo was custom made in 1979 and will be on display at the shop at their Grand Opening on June 13.