Horse auction to benefit National
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[August 20, 2014]
LINCOLN - Local artists and community
volunteers have created a whole new kind of horse. Some are brightly
colored, some have unusual features, most reflect a theme, but they
all have one thing in common - they were designed to raise funds and
awareness for the National Railsplitting Festival, to be held
Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, at the Logan County
Bids can be made for the horse(s) of your choice, on display at a
business location in downtown Lincoln, and at Teleologic Learning
Company, Atlanta, until noon, Friday, September 19. At that time,
horses and bid sheets will be taken to the fairgrounds where the
silent auction will continue from 10 a.m., Saturday, until 2:30
p.m., Sunday, September 21, when winning bids will be announced
prior to activities leading up to the National Railsplitting
contest, scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Bidders do not have to be present
to win, but don’t forget someone else can up the ante until that
Business locations, creators and themes are:
- Serendipity 129 S. Kickapoo (Georgie Borchardt).
- Hallie’s On the Square, 111 S. Kickapoo (Moses Pinkerton)
Blue-eyed Black Beauty.
- National Rent-to-Own, 101 S. Kickapoo (Nancy Saul) One Trick
- Salon Trio, LLC, 521 Broadway (Jennifer Hemberger)
- Johnny’s Buy, Sell & Trade, 519 Broadway (James Power)
All-American Horse Power.
- Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society, 114 N.
Chicago (Julia Power).
- Quality Glass & Glazing, 210 N. Chicago (Jennifer Hemberger).
- Sun Loan Co., 130 S. Chicago (Sherlyn Bolton).
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- New Beginnings, 201 S. Sangamon, (Jeri Dennis) Pastel Pony.
- Log Cabin Quilt Shop, 429 Pulaski (Pam Moriearty) Le Cheval
- Logan County Herald, 509 Pulaski, (Marla Blair) Black &
White, and Read All Over.
- Teleologic Learning Company, 114 SW Arch St., Atlanta (By
Grace) Patches & Dreams.
This year’s National Railsplitting Festival has a western
theme that will set the stage for children’s games, photo
settings and fun features around the buildings and grounds.
Admission will be $1 per person, children 3 years old and under,
free. Sponsorships to support the Festival are still available.
Contact Daris, 217-836-7084.
[Text received; MARLA BLAIR,
VOLUNTEER, NATIONAL RAILSPLITTING FESTIVAL]