"Together for Lincoln". This group of volunteers from churches
throughout the community is our first Close Up cash winner. A check
for $25.00 will be given to them to help support their noble
endeavor. More information on this organization is available at
the Square this holiday weekend
July 3 - 5 Heritage Days. Once again, the city of Lincoln will be
opening its doors to celebrate our Independence! Shops downtown will
be holding sidewalk sales; there will also be dancing and music.
July 3rd will feature a roasted chicken dinner at 5:00 p.m. in
Latham Park, followed by a presentation by Abraham & Mary Todd
Lincoln interpreters Max & Donna Daniels at 6:30. Culvers will be
providing ice cream and Lincoln College will be bringing a Mary Todd
cake to top off the festivities. The annual fireworks show will
begin at dusk on July 4. For more information, please call
all love a parade
Lincoln Park District invites the community to join in the
Heritage Days Celebration. One of the many activities will be
the "Let Freedom Ring" old-fashioned children's walking parade. Join
them in Scully Park of Friday, July 4th at 9:30 a.m. for
registration. Decorate your tricycles, bicycles, strollers, scooters
and wagons. Walking, rollerblading or skateboarding is another
option. No motorized vehicles are permitted, (wheelchairs are
accepted). Even your dog on a leash is welcome too. There will be
contests for the best decorated entries. Categories will be
available for ages 12 and under. The parade route will end at the
Park District, at 1400 Primm Road. Plan to stay after the parade and
join in the water fight as the community takes on Lincoln City Fire
Department. We'll guarantee the fun and no one goes home dry!
can never have enough stuff
The Lincoln Heritage Days Annual Community Garage Sale/ Flea
Market will return to Scully Park on Friday, July 4th and
Saturday, July 5th. This event continues to grow
every year, and is a great mix of old and new, with books jewelry,
music, household, kids stuff, collectibles, crafts and lots more.
It is an excellent venue for home based businesses to promote their
goods to the public. There are already many returning vendors
to this year's sale, with new sellers always welcome. Food and
restrooms will be available at the park. The sale will take place on
Friday, July 4th from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and all day
Saturday July 5th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Vendor spaces
are just $10 per day for each 10' x 15' space. Anyone
interested in being part of sale can call Chuck or Judy Conzo at
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Pulaski having a busy Fourth of July as well.
The town of Mt. Pulaski will be having over 20
garage sales throughout the town. All shops and businesses will be
open and many are offering specials.
The VFW is having a fried chicken dinner from
10:30am to 1:30pm at the Scroggins/Gee VFW on the south side of the
The Mt. Pulaski Community Band will be playing a
concert at Vonderlieth Living Center at 7pm on Friday. The public is
invited to attend the free concert.
Fireworks at dusk will be at Frazier Park (S. Spring
St.)-Sponsored by the Mt. Pulaski Phoenix Fire Dept.—
Cruisin on a summer afternoon
Jul 5 Heritage Days Cruise In. The Railsplitter
Antique Auto Club will once again be setting up their cars on the
downtown Lincoln square.
This special Heritage Days Event is fun for the
whole family. Come and see all the classic cars! For more
information & for registration, please call 217-732-3519.
your life's a circus; why not go to one and have fun
Jul 8 Carson & Barnes Circus. Come out to the
Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL, to enjoy the Carson &
Barnes Circus sponsored by Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln. Over 40
acts from throughout the world will entertain audiences at the 4:30
and 7:30 p.m. performances. For ticket prices and information call
Zion Lutheran School, 217-732-3977.
a good piece of news, information or something that we can all brag
about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it.
Plus you can win cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not,
will get your name in the "Close Up" grab bag. At the end of the
month we will draw a name and someone will get $25.00 just for
dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be happy to donate your
winnings to the organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at
[By MIKE FAK]