All-day celebration planned
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Lincoln Heritage Day Street Fest and Open Cruise-In packing in the fun

[JUNE 24, 2004]  Lincoln is readying to get down and celebrate big with this year's Fourth of July weekend. Lincoln Heritage Day Street Fest and Open Cruise-In will continue the fun of last year's sesquicentennial by gathering the community together in celebration.

Numerous events and activities are scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to midnight in the downtown area for the festival and cruise-in on Saturday, July 3.


  • Community garage sale, 8 a.m. to noon, at Kickapoo and Pulaski. Call Roger Matson, 735-2333, to rent a 10-foot-by-15-foot space around the courthouse square for $10.
  • Merchants will have red, white and blue sales.
  • Roller-skating, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own skates.
  • Water balloon fights, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Barbershop quartet, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Free watermelon feed sponsored by the Fred Hoppin Watermelon Contest, 4-6 p.m., Sangamon Street.
  • Dance in the streets to:
  • Vintage Daze, 4-8 p.m., corner of Pulaski and Chicago

  • The Don Smith Big Band, 5-8 p.m., Sangamon Street

  • Imagine That, 9 p.m.-midnight, corner of Pulaski and Chicago

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Food and drink merchants

  • Einstein's Louisiana CoffeeHouse -- hot dog eating contest
  • McCarty's at the Depot -- barbecued sandwiches
  • Capone's -- Mexican food specials
  • Hallie's Lunchbox -- schnitzel, barbecue and rib-eye
  • Alley-Bi Saloon -- brats and walking tacos
  • Characters Pub -- pork chops, rib-eye, buttered corn-on-the-cob
  • Old Joe's -- drinks
  • Flounder's Night Club -- drinks
  • Jackie and Charlie's Pour House -- drinks
  • Wal-Mart

The event is sponsored by the city of Lincoln, Dan Hardin, D&D Sewer, Eaton Corporation, FranzExpress Graphics, Rock Solid Sound and Stage Productions, and Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.

[LDN and news release]

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