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To the editor:
We would like to thank all the
wonderful volunteers and generous donors who helped make the 2006
Christmas parade a successful event.
Thank you to the city of Lincoln for co-sponsoring the parade.
We especially appreciate our Christmas parade committee members:
Val Carder, Jackie Campbell, Tim McCormick, Don Peasley and Janet
Kvitle. They spent many hours planning the parade as well as
financially contributing to it.
We would also like to thank Ron Schilling, our grand marshal; Dan
and Pam White for opening up their heated auction house for use by
parade participants and the use of their truck as the judge's stand;
Mitchell-Newhouse Lumber Company for their generous donation of
wooden stakes; Graue Motors for letting us decorate Santa's sleigh
in their garage, as well as providing a brand-new truck to tow the
sleigh; Dave Rawlings for providing the trailer for Santa's sleigh
and bringing the trailer to Graue's despite the inclement weather;
Xamis Ford-Lincoln-Mercury for providing the horse-drawn carriage
for the grand marshal and donating the carriage rides downtown after
the parade; Row Motors for supplying a new convertible for the
parade chairwomen; Gene and Marcia Hickey for the sleigh and Peasley
Funeral Home for storing the sleigh; Unique Images and IGA for
donating money toward the purchase for stuffed toys; CITV5 for
taping the parade; Lincoln police and Logan County paramedics for
their parade support; and Lincoln Land Communications for the
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Shirley Curry and Wanda Lee Rohlfs were indispensable for their
organizational skills in preparing for this day.
We would also like to thank David Morrow, Krystal and Stan
Salvator, David Kvitle, Pat and Gary Freese, Sydni Rolphs, and
Lauren Hoefle for volunteering their time.
Last, but not least, thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus for taking
the time out of their busy holiday schedule to visit Lincoln.
We appreciate everyone coming out for the parade, despite the
cold weather. We hope to see you again this year!
Kristen Green-Morrow and Melissa Hardiek, Main Street Lincoln
executive board members and Christmas parade committee co-chairwomen
(Posted Jan. 11, 2007)
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