Annual Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival
Parade kicks-off a weekend of excitement and fun!
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[August 20, 2014]
LINCOLN - The Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of the Lincoln
Art & Balloon Festival Parade. The festival parade will kick off
Friday, August 22 with a lights and siren parade that will include
pilots, sponsors, and community members.
The parade lineup will take place down Wyatt Ave. at 2:45 pm, and
the parade will start at 3:30 pm on Kickapoo immediately following
the Downtown festival ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade will then
travel north and turn left onto Clinton Street, turn right onto
Chicago, turn right onto Pekin, then turn left onto Kickapoo Street
and continue traveling north to Airport road, turning onto Airport
road and entering the Festival through the main gates.
Our grand marshal for the 2014 Festival Kick-off parade is Dominic
Dalpoas, director of the Oasis Senior Center. The Festival Steering
Committee felt that after all the Oasis had gone through during the
fire to their downtown building in 2013 and in the many months that
followed Dom deserved to be honored and recognized for his hard work
and dedication to Lincoln, IL, Oasis members and the Lincoln Art &
Balloon Festival. Festival organizers encourage everyone to come out
and celebrate Dominic Dalpoas during the parade.
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Participants of the parade are encouraged to pass out candy
and giveaways to parade viewers along the way. All walkers will
have to exit the parade route at the Ace Hardware parking lot.
The Chamber looks at this as a great opportunity to showcase
sponsors, pilots, and the community as we begin a weekend of fun
and entertainment. The Chamber encourages the community to get
involved and celebrate. To join our lineup, call 217-735-2385 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website for complete
[Text received; ANDI HAKE,
LINCOLN/LOGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE]