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[MAY 21, 2005]
Days will be celebrated once again over the Fourth of July. Only
this year it has been expanded to four days of celebration. A full
line of events is being planned by the committee to cover the entire
holiday weekend, from Friday, July 1, running through Monday, July
Heritage Days committee spokesman Chuck
Conzo said that this event is moving toward a big celebration for
Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday in 2009.
Expansion of the event has a twofold
purpose. First, it will draw people to Lincoln to stay a few days.
It is also intended to raise funds for the big 2009 celebration.
Mayor Beth Davis said that as this
is the oldest city named for Abraham Lincoln, people are watching to
see how we will celebrate his birthday. A main goal of having the
bigger Heritage Days celebration is to gather money so we will be
able to have a big 2009 celebration.
Heritage Day events include:
- Evening car cruise-in
- Downtown garage sale
- Watermelon feed
- Two nights of two bands on the
- Wristbands for alcohol on the
streets will be sold again
- Fourth of July parade
- Christian rock band performance
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Streets will be blocked off downtown
on Friday, Saturday and Monday for various events.
The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club
will host a car cruise-in on Friday evening.
Both Friday and Saturday nights the
streets of Lincoln will once again come alive with band music.
Performances are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight.
People purchasing wristbands will be able to carry alcohol on the
Immanuel Lutheran Church will supply
alternative music with a free Christian rock band performance at the
A parade is scheduled for Monday
morning. It will run from Scully Park to the high school on Wyatt
A full lineup of the usual fun
Fourth of July activities at the Lincoln Park District will take
place beginning in the afternoon. And fireworks at dusk will close
the holiday celebration.
Details of these and other events
will be posted in Lincoln Daily News as they become
Life Sentence, No Parole
If we tried to invent the
cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up
with anything worse than "solitary confinement" on a chain or
in a kennel.
Dogs are pack animals who
crave the companionship of others. Scratches behind the ears,
games of fetch, or even just walks around the block mean the
world to them. Curling up at your feet while you watch TV is
their idea of heaven.
Many dogs left to fend for
themselves at the end of a chain fall prey to attacks by other
animals or cruel people, and many others are injured or hanged
or choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their
If you have a backyard dog,
please, bring him or her inside. They don't want much--just
public service announcement from Lincoln Daily News and