The Park District hosts the dinner each year as a fundraiser to
help support the 4th of July Fireworks program held at the Park
In spite of the wind picking up and the possible threat of rain,
volunteers were out in full force, scooping up baked beans, potato
salad, dinner rolls, and of course, gigantic pieces of freshly fried
chicken cooked by members of the American Legion.
Once again this year, the Park District with a little help from the
city of Lincoln have a great day planned to celebrate our Nationís
The celebration will begin Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the
Old-fashioned Childrenís Walking Parade. Kids and grown-ups are
invited to come participate in the parade. Dogs are also welcome.
Bicycles are also allowed. Motorized vehicles will not be permitted
with the exception of motorized wheelchairs. Everyone is encouraged
to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, pets,
The parade will begin on the south side of Scully Park on Decatur
Street. The route will then move south on South McLean to Wyatt
Avenue. The group will then walk from to the Park District at 1400
At the park district, there will be refreshments and a time of
giving out prizes.
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At 11 a.m. the annual water balloon fight with the city of
Lincoln Fire Department will take place on the front lawn.
Later in the evening, crowds will gather at the park district
once again, for the annual fireworks display. Music will be
provided by D.J. Kevin Curry starting at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks
will kick-off with a presentation of the American Flag by a
color guard. As dusk passes into twilight, the fireworks will
In addition to good music, there will also be food concessions
at the Park District. Everyone is invited to bring their lawn
chairs or blankets, enjoy the fresh air, some great music and
food, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display.
[By NILA SMITH]