Official city of Lincoln sesquicentennial Christmas ornament unveiled     Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 8, 2003]  Main Street Lincoln and the city of Lincoln, have unveiled the design of this year's official Christmas ornament. The 2003 ornament will feature the Aug. 27, 1853 christening scene as depicted by the famous artist Lloyd Ostendorf.

Fifth in the series, the ornament in 24-karat gold over brass is enclosed in a black velvet presentation case with the city seal embossed in gold on the cover. The limited edition ornaments will include a numbered certificate of authenticity, the story of the christening event and a miniature version of the proclamation signed by Mayor Beth Davis naming it the official city ornament. The cost of each ornament is $15.

As a special recognition of the city's sesquicentennial, the Main Street board of directors has chosen to include a 2003 ornament as a thank-you gift for every business partnership of $125 or personal partnership of $50 received during the 2003 fund-raising campaign. "The generosity of the city's merchants and citizens for Main Street Lincoln has been overwhelming. The board wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge this continuing support," said David Lanterman, board president.

Ornaments may be purchased at the Main Street Lincoln office, second floor of Union Planters Bank, 303 S. Kickapoo; phone (217) 732-2929.

Ornaments will be sold on a first come, first- served basis.

[Main Street Lincoln news release]  

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