Trick or Treat with the Mayor brings over
a hundred costumed kids downtown
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[October 28, 2014]
LINCOLN - On Saturday morning Trick or
Treat with the mayor of the city of Lincoln brought in a large
number of youngsters to Latham Park. Approximately 150 children
registered at the beginning of the event. With all the kids being
accompanied by at least one parent, there was easily over 300 people
who participated this year.
Several members of the Main Street Lincoln organization were on
hand to get the kids registered. Those registrations would later in
the morning serve as the source for the drawings for several door
This year Mayor Keith Snyder continued his tradition of trading
places with other city officials, and took on the persona of Walt
Landers, the city of Lincoln Street Department Supervisor. Complete
with his reflective vest, hard hat and the Landers signature Lincoln
Youth Wresting sweatshirt, Snyder lead the parade all around town as
the kids called on 14 different merchants on the city square.
As the kids marched around the downtown square they were greeted by
all the participating merchants at the front door of their
businesses. Each merchant passed out hands full of candy to the
When the tour around town was completed, the group gathered in the
parking lot of City Hall for gifts of treats from the Mayor and city
of Lincoln. They also enjoyed a lunch of hot dogs donated and cooked
by Joe Ryan of Country Financial in Lincoln, and soda provided by
Jim Drew of Sorrento’s.
In addition to the mayor and the Main Street group, Sarrah Wallick
of the Logan County Tourism Bureau was on hand and helped out with
the hot dog cooking.
After lunch, door prizes were given out.
Big R in Lincoln donated two snow discs and two sleds. The discs
were won by Jesselyn McCaine and Johnathan Antnnez. The sleds were
won by Landon Crowell and Wyatt Schumn.
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Mary Todd Hallmark donated a talking book which was won by
Kendon Hanson. Kendon also won a Culver’s ice cream cone.
Landon Carrillo, Cameron Starky and Karson Ferreirn won
Halloween stuffed animals from Prairie Years and ice cream cones
Zoey Meyers won a gift of carmel corn from Abe’s Carmel Corn
Shoppe and Frosty’s from Wendy’s
Wal-mart donated two $25 gift cards that were won by Kevin
Maxheimer and Ashley Sowers.
Jasmine Bottom, Vincent Dunlap, Tyee Bansiter and Brooklyn
Thomas all won Happy Meals from McDonalds and Culver’s ice cream
In all, it was a great day in Lincoln for kids! Lincoln city
alderwoman Jonie Tibbs serves as the city liaison for Main
Street Lincoln. As the kids came through the line at City Hall
for their treats and lunch, she commented that she was very
proud of the Lincoln community and very appreciative of all the
gifts that were given this year, as well as the large number of
merchants who participated.