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Friday, August 29, 2003 

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Lincoln continues its grand sesquicentennial celebration through the weekend as the first and only city of Lincoln christened by Abraham Lincoln. He used the juice of a watermelon.  [Pictures by Bob Frank] 

 

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  • Lincoln Sesquicentennial

Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Campus and school tours

1-3 p.m. -- Oldies music played on the keyboard by Ed Gaffney at Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society research center, 114 N. Chicago St.

5-11 p.m. -- Ethnic food festival, Scully Park

6 and 7 p.m. -- Stories told by Brian Fox Ellis, Scully Park

8:30-9:45 p.m. -- Auction of "Who Let the Dogs Out" artwork, Main Stage, Broadway and Kickapoo  [See article]

5 p.m.-1 a.m. -- Musical entertainment:

5 p.m. -- King Karaoke, Karaoke Stage on Kickapoo south of the square

5-7:45 p.m. -- Stone County Ramblers playing bluegrass, Hometown Stage, McLean and Clinton

5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m.-- Don Smith Orchestra playing swing and big band music, Dance and Swing Stage, McLean and Broadway

7:30-8:30 p.m. and 9:45-11 p.m. -- American English in a Beatles tribute, Main Stage, Broadway and Kickapoo

8:30-9:45 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. -- Poprocks playing '70s-'90s pop rock, Rock Till Ya Drop Stage, Chicago and Pulaski

8:45-9:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m. -- Hairbanger's Ball in an '80s Hairbands tribute, Partytown Stage, Sangamon and Broadway

9 p.m.-midnight -- Rockus with classic rock, Hometown Stage, McLean and Clinton

Saturday

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Sesquicentennial parade, Postville Park on Fifth Street to downtown Lincoln

1 p.m. -- Community photograph, downtown Lincoln

1:30 p.m. -- "Private Ryan's Sergeant" portrayed by Dal Estes at Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society research center, 114 N. Chicago St.

2 p.m. -- Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contests, Latham Park

2 p.m. -- Brothers of the Brush and Sisters of the Swish contests, Latham Park

2:30 p.m. -- Ladies' Civil War fashion show, Postville Courthouse

3 p.m. -- 33rd Infantry Band concert, Postville Courthouse

3-5 p.m. -- Union demonstration by 33rd Regimental Infantry Regiment, Postville Park on Fifth Street

5-11 p.m. -- Ethnic food festival, Scully Park

6-9 p.m. -- Meet local celebrities, Latham Park

8 p.m. -- Civil War grand ball, Elks Lodge

8-11 p.m. -- Battle of the bands, Latham Park

5 p.m.-1 a.m. -- Musical entertainment:

5 p.m. -- King Karaoke, Karaoke Stage on Kickapoo south of the square

5-7 p.m. and 8:15-9:30 p.m. -- Bobby Remack Band, with swing and big band music, Dance and Swing Stage, McLean and Broadway

5-7:45 p.m. -- Rockus doing '50s and '60s songs, Hometown Stage, McLean and Clinton

7-8:15 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. -- Creagles with Credence Clearwater and Eagles tributes, Main Stage, Broadway and Kickapoo

8:15-9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. -- Debbie Ross Band playing blues, Partytown Stage, Sangamon and Broadway

8:15-9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. -- Imagine That with '60s-'90s Top 40 music, Rock Till Ya Drop Stage, Chicago and Pulaski

9 p.m.-midnight -- Greg Glick Band with blues rock, Hometown Stage, McLean and Clinton

[Complete sesquicentennial schedule]

 

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Yesterday's headlines:

  • Local historians offer panel discussion on life of A. Lincoln in Logan County

  • Pictures from A. Lincoln panel discussion

  • Pictures from sesquicentennial vintage baseball game

  • Realtor aids county in acquiring property
    Habitat receives property

  • The story of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Illinois inventor who figured out how to straighten it

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