On June 30, the fun really
begins with sidewalk sales, a car show, music, games and a cookout
at St. Clara's Manor. End the night with dancing on the corner of
Pulaski and McLean streets as Rock Night rocks on.
July 1 starts off with a community garage sale and flea market in
Scully Park and more sidewalk sales downtown. The Lincoln Public
Library will host Abraham Lincoln sessions for children from 10 a.m.
till noon; call (217) 732-5732 to register. Starting at 1 p.m., the
car cruise-in begins on Kickapoo Street. The first 100 cars will
receive a dash plaque. For more information about the cruise-in.,
call (217) 732-3519 or (217) 732-3245. At Scully Park there will be
music and free games for kids from 2 to 4 p.m. A watermelon feed,
sponsored by Kroger and Mrs. Fred Hoppin, will be at 4 p.m. Country
music fans will dance in the streets during Country Night.
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 2009 will have a kickoff
reception at 7 p.m. on July 2 at the Lincoln College Museum. At
dusk, the public is invited to watch "Sea Biscuit" at the free jumbo
outdoor movie. Free popcorn will be provided. All children must be
accompanied by a parent.
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Finally, on July 4, the second annual
Old Fashioned Children's Walking Parade will step off. The theme
this year is "Let Freedom Ring." No motorized vehicles will
be permitted. Registration for the parade begins at 9 a.m., and
judging will be at 9:30. Call the Lincoln Park District at (217)
732-8770 for more information.
At 11:30 a.m. the Lincoln Fire Department will have a water
balloon fight, followed by Splashapalooza at the pool. For those
vintage "base ball" fans out there, the Lincoln Fire Department will
take on the Lincoln Rural Fire Department in an old-fashioned base
ball game. Music, provided by DJ Kevin Curry, will start at 8 p.m.,
and the fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk.
This year's Lincoln Heritage Days celebration will be an
extraordinary event that no one should miss!
[Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County news release]