Bix in Lights

July  24, 2014

      Modern Woodmen will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bix 7 road race this weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights the word "bix" will be spelled out in lights on the home office in Rock Island.

      The fraternial financial services organization began lighting the word "bix" in 1988. Each year, two employees spend one full day closing blinds and adjusting lights on the north side of the five-story building so that lights are on in 100 windows of the 250 windows facing Davenport across the river.

      The building will be lit from 8:30 to 11 pm on each of the three nights this weekend. 



(photo: courtesy of Modern Woodmen)