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To the editor:
Once again the sesquicentennial committee of First
Baptist Church of Lincoln would like to say thank you to the many
wonderful people of Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
We recently held a Community Family Fun Day at Ralph Gale Field
for all children and families in the area that would like to come
and have fun at our "inflatable" carnival, enjoy the games that were
provided with prizes, pet the many animals of the petting zoo, tour
the Safe House and watch the canine demonstration, and fill their
tummies with hot dogs and soda. It was a beautiful day, the sun was
quite hot, but everyone really had a good time. We estimated that we
had about 225 kids and parents attend; all had good comments about
the event and thought it was fun!
It gave us great pleasure to be able to provide this for our
community... but, we could never have done this without all the help
of local businesses. First of all we would not have been able to do
this without the use of Ralph Gale Field. Thank you, Lincoln Junior
High and all those involved with getting the field ready. We want to
say thank you to the Lincoln Fire Department for providing the Safe
House; the Logan County Sheriff's Department for the canine
demonstration; Lincoln IGA, which is always so helpful and
cooperative; Guzzardo's Italian Villa for many, many buckets of ice;
and to Hardee's for coming to our rescue on Saturday night with ice
that we needed then. A big thanks to Pepsi for donating all the soda
and water and a trailer to serve it from, and to Kevin Ritchhart for
bringing out his animals on such a hot day. Again the media of
Lincoln (Lincoln Daily News.com, Channel 5 and The Courier) came
through for us with free advertising. And last, but not least, a
huge thanks to our own church members who gave up a Sunday afternoon
to help with the rides, games and food.
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It was a very enjoyable day for all! It is just great to know
there are so many good-hearted people in Lincoln and the surrounding
areas who are willing to participate, donate and cooperate.
Thanks to all who were involved in any way who helped us have
another sesquicentennial event that was so successful.
Our sesquicentennial year is not over yet. Watch for our next
event soon! Thank you, and God bless all of you.
Donna Buse, secretary of the committee
Jim DeWitt, chairman
Members: Joyce Seelye, Sandy Taylor, Linda Trommer and Pastor
(Posted Aug. 11, 2006)
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