There is a new book out geared toward children that features a couple of tourist destinations in the Riverbend. "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois" is a creation of Gina Bellisario, and she will be at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower this afternoon to sign the book, as well as host a book reading.
Tower Manager Amy Curry says the books will be available for purchase at the tower, and Bellisario will be there from 1-3pm.
The story follows an ambitious young girl, Mia on a mission to soak up every little bit that Illinois has to offer her during a brief visit to the Prairie State. During her travels, she comes across 12 exciting Illinoisan people, places and things. The tower is located on Route 3, just north of the New Poag Road intersection.