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September 15, 2000
weekend full of activities
28, 2000] Lincoln
was the place to be this past weekend. Another successful Art and
Balloon Festival is now history. Organizers are already planning how
to make next year’s show even better. Outside of controlling the
weather, not much could top this year’s activities. The weekend
was full of family entertainment and events.
and motorcycle show
28, 2000] Downtown
fair goers moving from the art show in Latham Park to the craft show
in Scully Park perused vintage and classic cars, plus motorcycles.
David Elder of Elder Custom Cycle organized the annual car show
around the courthouse square. There were 73 registered entries,
including 60 cars. The cars and motorcycles were on display for all
to see and ogle.
here for pictures]
of city christening
28, 2000] At
10 a.m. Sunday, a crowd gathered on the Depot lawn for a
re-enactment of the christening of the city of Lincoln. This Looking
for Lincoln activity — the first in Lincoln — took place on the
very spot young lawyer Abraham Lincoln is said to have squeezed the
juice from the heart of a watermelon, and, as he poured the juice
from a cup, spoke the words, "We will now christen the new town
here for pictures of the re-enactment]
28, 2000] Local
and regional artisans and vendors set up shop in Latham Park.
Numerous tents sported a variety of goods from T-shirts to
exquisitely hand-carved wood items. Vendors were all friendly and
informative, lending a spirit of relaxation to the summer event.
here for pictures]
to Know Your Neighbor Day" ─
Jose reaches out
Sunday, Aug. 27, San Jose, had its second annual "Get to Know
Your Neighbor Day." The brainchild of the San Jose Police
Department, the event was designed to bring in people from
surrounding towns and show them a day of family fun in the village
on Route 136.
& AG NEWS
on field crop scouting
Logan County Extension Office has had a continuing program on field
crop scouting since 1991. The program is available to anyone
interested in learning more about crop production in the central
Illinois area. The goal is to provide a framework for educational
programs relating to crop scouting, crop growth and development, and
other related topics.
lists upcoming events of note