Up in Smoke BBQ Committee to make
donation to the city this evening
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[June 13, 2017]
- Through a cooperative effort between the City of Lincoln and
The Lincoln BBQ Committee, two new power pedestals have been
installed on Pulaski Street in Lincoln. The Lincoln BBQ Committee
will turn over the temporary electrical boxes that will be plugged
into the power pedestals to supply power for events being held in
downtown Lincoln this evening at 6 p.m. The community is invited to
attend this short presentation.
The temporary electrical boxes will access power at two power
pedestals set on Pulaski Street. One at Kickapoo and Pulaski and
another at McClean and Pulaski.
The power pedestals were made possible through a cooperative project
between The City of Lincoln and The Lincoln BBQ Committee that plans
and puts on the annual Up in Smoke on the Square KCBS BBQ contest
held in Lincoln the first full weekend in June each year. The City
of Lincoln and the Lincoln BBQ Committee shared in the cost of
pulling the heavy cable to supply the power to the power pedestals
between Kickapoo street and McClean Street on Pulaski Street through
existing conduit installed during the streetscape project completed
several years ago.
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Other events will have easy access to power through the power
pedestals using the newly acquired temporary electrical boxes. The temporary
electrical boxes and power pedestals are being donated to the City of Lincoln by
The Lincoln BBQ Committee, Eaton Corporation and Graue Chevrolet Buick Cadillac
of Lincoln. The power pedestals were installed by Jim Bishop and wired by Steve
Brown both of Lincoln.
The Lincoln BBQ Committee saw the need for the power pedestals
and approached the City to share in the cost of the project. The total cost of
the project with the Power Pedestals, temporary electrical boxes and electrical
cords to hook them up is approximately $3,000.
Over the 7 years that Up in Smoke on the Square has been held in Lincoln, their
committee has installed 8 200 amp/240 Volt permanent electrical services to power
the BBQ contest and other events to be held in downtown Lincoln. Eaton
Corporation and the late Joe Fitzpatrick were instrumental in assisting with
helping with the layout and installation of these components.