LCHS Prom Red Carpet and Grand
March “The greatest show on earth”
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[May 10, 2017]
- After a week plagued with cold temperatures, heavy rains and
even flooding in some locations, Saturday turned into a perfect day
for the Greatest Show on Earth in Lincoln.
Though the phrase “Greatest Show on earth” if often coined to go
along with the circus, many would argue on this occasion that the
show going on at the Logan County Courthouse in Lincoln far exceeded
any entertainment Barnum and Bailey could produce.
This is the 28th year for the grand march in Lincoln, and as already
mentioned the theme was “The greatest show on earth,” with this
year’s theme colors 'Big Top' crimson red and vintage white.
The Lincoln Community High School Red Carpet and Prom Grand March
are popular attractions that bring a large crowd to the courthouse
lawn. Filling the lawn area and overflowing into Broadway Street,
parents, grandparents, siblings, extended relatives and close
friends gathered to watch. For the 2017 LCHS Prom Grand March more
than a hundred couples descended the courthouse steps dressed to the
nines in their choice of formal wear.
The afternoon began at about 3 p.m. with the red carpet event on the
east steps of the courthouse. Hosted by WLCN radio in Atlanta, Joe
Ryan and Lisa, the Fix 96 prize girl, hosted the Red Carpet
interviewing couples as they arrived at the courthouse.
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At the interviews, couples were anxious, perhaps nervous a
little, but having a good time with the hosts – definitely! Taking questions
plus on occasion a little ribbing from Ryan, the guys and gals put on a show for
the radio crew and all those watching live on the lawn.
On the north side of the courthouse, the Greg Glick Bank
performed for the gathering crowd, making it a very pleasant place to be. Folks
settled down in the grassy lawn while kids played and some even danced to the
At about 5:30 p.m., Ryan switched roles and became the official announcer for
the LCHS 2017 Prom Grand March.
As students descended the stairs, many had their own personal cheering section
on the lawn and in the street, as hoots and hollers along with whistles and
applause could be heard all around.
When the march was over, some lingered around the courthouse visiting with those
who had come to see them, before heading on to the Lincoln Knights of Columbus