of July celebration kicks off Lincoln Heritage Days
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[July 05, 2007]
It began with the kids' parade.
Do not underestimate the glory and fun of a parade featuring kids.
They passed rolling, walking, being walked or walking a dog, and
their attire was possibly unrivaled by the most patriotic political
event. Each kid and dog was attired in bold red, white and blue head
to foot, including headbands, hats, shoes and socks, and leashes.
All manner of transport was incorporated and also decorated to the
max in red, white and blue.
Kids enjoyed afternoon water games at the pool, and in the evening
there was a great old-time baseball game, with the city of Lincoln
Fire Department beating the Lincoln Rural Fire Department for the
second year running. Maybe next year Lincoln Rural will have more
time for practice or consider recruiting.
Marcia Greenslate of the Lincoln Park District was happy that the
stormy weather that first threatened the day broke and held off all
day. The day's activities were well-attended, she said. Seventy-some
participated in the morning parade, which was followed by a cooling
water fight between the city fire department and kids. "Generally
the hose always wins over water balloons, but everybody gets wet,"
The day was wrapped up with another year of impressive fireworks
supplied by Steve Vinyard's S and M Fireworks. Several new shells
were added, including a rotating red, white and blue.
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Thursday night's activities take place in Latham Park and focus
on the coming Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009.
- Lincoln Moore and Tony Curcuru perform
Ice cream and cake
Music by the Corn
Abraham and Mary Todd
Lincoln look-alike contest
The fun continues each day, ending Saturday at midnight.
schedule of events.)