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Logan County Courthouse Centennial celebration shaping up

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[OCT. 13, 2005]  Parade entries are still being sought for the Nov. 5 Logan County Courthouse Centennial celebration. The parade will kick off an afternoon of activity commemorating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the fourth and current Logan County Courthouse.

Dan Fulscher, Logan County Emergency Management Agency director, briefed the Lincoln City Council on the latest plans for the parade. He and Regional Superintendent of Schools Jean Anderson are coordinating the parade.

Fulscher said that there is still room for entries for the parade, which will follow a short route from Hamilton and Broadway streets behind the safety complex, proceed to Pulaski Street through downtown to Kickapoo Street, to Broadway and back to Hamilton. He expects the parade will be between a half-hour to an hour long.

Emergency services will be represented and honored in the parade. There will be a number of antique rescue vehicles, and department chiefs will be carrying the names of deceased rescue personnel who have served the county in the past 100 years. Veterans from all branches of service will also be honored. Bagpipes by Jim Turley cap the parade.

Fulscher said that they would like to have antique vehicles, carriages, horses, relics and people dressed in old-time clothing participate.

A ceremony at the courthouse will follow the parade. Fulscher said, "Old relics will stay and be part of the ceremony at the courthouse."

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When was asked if by "old relics" he was talking about the old firetrucks, Fulscher affirmed, "I am not talking about people at all."

[Parade registration form]

The Logan County Courthouse replicas have arrived and are now available for sale. The limited edition, made-to-scale miniatures are available for $25 in the county treasurer's office at the Logan County Courthouse.

Other collector's items are available for purchase as well. There is a large watercolor painting by Robert Johnson, $120 framed and $60 unframed. An 11-by-14-inch pencil drawing by artist David Doolin is available, unframed for $15. And a brass enameled lapel pin is just $5.

[See collector's items.]

For more information about the parade you can contact Dan Fulscher, ESDA director, at (217) 732-3911 or Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of schools, (217) 732-8388.

[Jan Youngquist]

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