Safety was of the upmost importance and the Lincoln Fire Department
provided cars to block the race course and volunteers with signs to
alert drivers to the presence of runners. Jackie Pavlik of the Park
District patrolled the route on her bike to make sure all of the
participants were doing well.
The final group in the Art of Wine and Brew Big Top on Saturday
evening was Cousin Eddie from Peoria. Their tight harmonies,
remarkable musicianship and terrific play list was a hit with the
overflow crowd. It's not often a band does a cover of Buffalo
Springfield's 60's anthem "For What Its Worth." It was like being in
a time machine.
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Seth Goodman inflated his balloon before the race in
the Park District's parking lot to mark one of the closing events of
the 2014 Lincoln Art and Balloon Fest.
It was a terrific weekend, the Lincoln Festival's finest.
[By CURT FOX]