Park district notes
Logan, program coordinator
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The Lincoln Park District is hosting its second
annual Family Fun Run 5K and two-mile walk on Saturday, Oct.
20. Registration for both events begins at 7:30 a.m., with race time
at 9 a.m. The 5K run will take place on a marked course using the
roadway. All participants will receive a keepsake photo and
post-race snacks. Cost for a family of four is $20.
Itís time for fall coed volleyball already. Get your roster
information at the front desk at the park district. Rosters and
waivers should be returned by Tuesday, Sept. 25, along with the
appropriate fees. Games will be played on the indoor court in the
SportsCenter on Tuesday nights. Game times are expected to be 6:30,
7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beginning Sept. 23, teams may practice on Sunday
evenings for one-hour intervals between 5 and 9 p.m. Call Christine
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve your
The park district has partnered with the city of
Lincoln and Main Street Lincoln to bring the public an afternoon of
fun with a great Halloween theme on Saturday, Oct. 27. Organizers
plan to kick off the activities in midafternoon with "Trick or
Treat with the Mayor" as he and the kids start their walking
tour of participating downtown businesses.
Following that, the park district will offer its first "Trunk
or Treat" costume parade and a chili cook-off. All of this is on
Saturday, Oct. 27, in downtown Lincoln.
"Trunk or Treat" is an event allowing individuals, businesses,
clubs and other civic organizations an opportunity to decorate their
vehicle with a Halloween theme and dispense candy from their trunks.
Load the trunk full and watch for the scary monsters and goblins to
Pulaski Street, on the south side of the courthouse, will be
blocked off, and the park district will host the event there. The
park district asks vehicle owners to register for a free spot on the
square so they will be prepared. While the spot is free, the
occupants are expected to provide treats that are store-bought and
individually wrapped. This will begin at 4:30 p.m., with spot setup
earlier, and end at 7:30 p.m.
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Do you have the best-ever chili recipe? If so, register at the
park district for the "Great Chili Cook-Off." This fun but
competitive event will be hosted on McLean Street, on the east side
of the courthouse square. Bring your "A" game because the judging
panel will be made up of highly esteemed officials from Lincoln.
There will be samplings for the public to purchase, and more
information will be available in upcoming news releases. There will
be a registration fee for the entrants, and prizes will be awarded.
Halloween FunFest will be on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the park
district. In coming weeks, there will be more information on that "frightastic"
[Text from file received from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]