Friday, Dec. 5


Santa brings Lincoln
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[DEC. 5, 2003]  Lincoln must have been really good this year, because as Santa passed through downtown last night, dreary rain turned to large, wet downy flakes. Santa took his usual position bringing up the rear of the annual Christmas parade, which was themed "Christmas Past, Present, & Future."

While there was a bit of a chill in the air, there was no apparent wind, and parade goers seemed too caught up in the festivities to take much mind as the thermometer hovered at the freezing mark.

For those who did get a chill, hot chocolate and coffee from Abe's were sold on the sidewalk. But there were enough friendly smiles and greetings to warm even the less hale souls.

Firetrucks, horses, convertibles, tractors, military vehicles, legs and floats transported participants. Whistles, sirens, taped Christmas music and the heartbeat setting vibrations of live bands provided the sounds. Uniformed Boy and Girl Scouts, costumed performers and sheep (yes, real sheep, not in costume), local government officials, associations, and businesses paraded along the crowd-lined streets from Lincoln High School, around the square and finally down Sangamon Street to finish at Carroll Catholic School. All these people, sights and sounds brought in the holiday spirit.


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The annual parade is co-sponsored by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Lincoln.

A couple of downtown businesses offered incentives to get a little Christmas shopping done. Kathleen's Hallmark offered 25 percent off all Christmas giftware.

At Abe's, Helen Rainforth was pleased to say that 25 percent of all sales for the evening were being donated to the YMCA

For the children who missed talking with Santa at The Oasis after the parade, he will be at the Lincoln Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. There is no fee for this, but reservations are requested.

There are still many more holiday activities coming up for your participation. See LDN's calendar of events.

[Jan Youngquist]

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