Lincoln Heritage Committee of DeWitt County to host a traditional
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[October 31, 2013]
CLINTON -- In celebration of the
150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's national
Thanksgiving Proclamation, the Lincoln Heritage Committee of DeWitt
County will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a program on
Nov. 14 at the Clinton United Methodist Church.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served in the Great
Hall of the church, 308 E. Main St. in Clinton, at 6:30 p.m.
meal will be catered by Hilltop Catering of Mount Pulaski. The menu,
based on recipes from the 1860s era, will include roasted turkey,
mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, traditional dressing, creamy
coleslaw, copper carrots, baked corn, dinner rolls, and pumpkin
custard with whipped cream.
Special guests and presenters of the evening program will be Max
and Donna Daniels of Wheaton, portraying Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
Larry Buss, manager of the DeWitt County Museum, will portray C.H.
Moore, fellow attorney and friend to Lincoln.
President Lincoln proclaimed the holiday on Oct. 3, 1863. The
country had observed Thanksgiving on various dates for many years,
but his proclamation set the fourth Thursday of November as the date
for the entire nation to celebrate the bounty of the harvest season.
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All proceeds from this event will go to Lincoln Heritage
Committee of DeWitt County to help them further their mission of
promoting Abraham Lincoln's ties to DeWitt County.
Tickets are available for purchase from members of the Lincoln
Heritage Committee of DeWitt County, the DeWitt County Museum, The
Loft, and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.
Discount tickets are available for groups of six or more.
For more information, visit
www.lincolnheritageofdewittcounty.com or call the Clinton
Chamber of Commerce office at 217-935-3364 or 866-4-DeWitt
[Text from file received from
Clinton Area Chamber
of Commerce & Tourism Bureau]