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[June 09, 2011]  The dedication of the Abraham Lincoln hanging flower baskets downtown will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Kickapoo and Broadway.

Kicking off the "Blue Ribbon Downtown Distinction" awards, the following people and organizations will be recognized in appreciation of their assistance:

  • Lincoln Community High School 2011 Production Metals class

  • Lincoln Iron & Metal

  • Master Gardeners -- Pete and Ron Ross

  • Eaton Corp.

  • City of Lincoln

  • Ace Hardware, Lincoln

  • Bishop Hardware & Supply, doing business as Ace Hardware

  • Big R

  • The Award Shop

  • National Honor Society

  • LMRC Community Builders

  • Action Rentals & Sales

  • Gehlbach Law Office

  • Gene and Wanda Lee Rohlfs

  • Integrity Data

  • Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce

  • Lincoln Woman's Club

  • Logan County Board

  • NAPA Auto Parts, Lincoln

  • Dr. Don, Jan and Anna Sielaff

  • State Bank of Lincoln

The barbecue competition will begin at 10 a.m., with vending by Bonaparte Grill & TJ's, Chicago Street Rental, The Flying Pink Pigs BBQ, S & W Bar B Q Crew, and more. Judging will begin at noon with chicken, continuing with spare ribs at 12:30, a surprise IGA meat challenge to the grillers at 1 p.m. and Boston butt at 1:30. Winners will be announced at 2:30. Trophies will be presented for grand champion, people's choice, and first and second place in each meat category.

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Throughout the day, there will be a game section for children, with face painting, water games, sand play and beanbag toss.

Music will be provided by Love/Lust from the Emden area.

Main Street Lincoln is looking for summer volunteers to help with the watering of the hanging baskets.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call the Main Street Lincoln office at 217-732-2929.

[Text from Main Street Lincoln]

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