[June 05, 2013]
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Tuesday evening a huge crowd
gathered on Pulaski Street on the south side of the Logan County
Courthouse. They were there to help the Lincoln/Logan Chamber
of Commerce celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The celebration has been in
the making for quite some time, and Andi Hake, executive director
of the chamber, was elated at the turnout.
As the crowd prepared for a
special ribbon-cut and balloon launch, special speakers representing
the city and county were called on to say a few words. Included in the lineup were
Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder; Brian Bergen, executive director of the Lincoln
& Logan County Development Partnership; Don Peasley, presiding
chamber president; and Logan County Board member Jan Schumacher.
The chamber also handed out a
commemorative book that represented a capsule of the history of the
chamber. Hake told the group that several businesses had
contributed financially to the publication to the extent there was
enough money left over to hire the live music for the evening.
She also reminded folks that
the Tuesday night event was just part one of the celebration, as the
chamber will continue honoring its century mark at the annual
Chamber Golf Outing on Friday.
Pictures by Nila Smith