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[June 29, 2007]  The annual Lincoln Heritage Days will kick off this year with its third annual old-fashioned children's walking parade at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The theme is "Let Freedom Ring." There will be tricycles, bicycles, strollers, wagons, floats and pets (no motorized vehicles).

If you're interested in joining the parade, registration begins at 9 a.m. and judging will be at 9:30. The lineup will be in Scully Park, and you can call the Lincoln Park District at 217-732-8770 for more information.

The Fourth of July fun continues at 11:30 a.m., when the Lincoln Fire Department will have a water balloon fight, followed by "Splashapalooza" at the Rec Center pool. For those vintage "base ball" fans out there, the Lincoln Fire Department will take on the Lincoln Rural Fire Department in an old-fashioned game starting at 6:30 p.m. Music, provided by DJ Kevin Curry, will start at 8 p.m., and the fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk at 1400 Primm Road. Food, fun, and concessions will also be available at the Lincoln Park District.

July 5

On Thursday, the focus is on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration coming up in 2009. Events will be in Latham Park, beginning with "My Name is Lincoln Moore" and "Tony Curcuru" at 5 p.m., followed by music from the Postville Express at 6 p.m.

Also in Latham Park, there will be a Mary Todd Lincoln cake and ice cream social ($1 per person) and an Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest. The 2008-2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission will host this event, and they're looking for a young beardless Lincoln, as well as a Lincoln with a beard and a Mary Todd Lincoln. If you feel you can fill these requirements, we need your help! If you are interested or have any questions, please call Charles Ott at 217-732-4633.

July 6

On Friday, the fun begins at 10 a.m. with red, white and blue sales by the downtown merchants. A community garage sale and flea market begins at 1 p.m. in Scully Park, and if you'd like to rent a space for $10 per day, call 217-732-4805.

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Starting at 2 p.m., St. Clara's Manor will have their homecoming celebration, with a car show, music, games and a free cookout.

End the night with dancing at the corner of Pulaski and McLean streets as Country Night moves on. From 5 to 8 p.m., the Saturday Night Special band will perform, followed by City Limits from 9 p.m. to midnight.

July 7

Saturday starts off with the community garage sale and flea market in Scully Park at 8 a.m. and more red, white and blue sales downtown at 10 a.m.

The Lincoln Public Library will host "Meet Abe Lincoln" with historian Paul Gleason and Ms. Lou from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 217-732-5732 to register.

Starting at 11 a.m., the car cruise-in begins on Kickapoo Street. The first 100 cars will receive a dash plaque. Call 217-732-3519 or 217-732-3245 for more information about the cruise-in.

Come over to the Logan County Courthouse lawn to meet all of our county's veterans; then head over to the 500 block of Pulaski Street to watch the skateboarding demonstration and Audra's Studio of Dance from noon to 2 p.m. Stick around from 2 to 4 p.m. for the remote-control car racing, also on the 500 block of Pulaski Street.

Back at the courthouse lawn at 4 p.m. there will be a barbershop quartet as well as a free watermelon feed.

Finally, the event wraps up with Rock Night at the corner of Pulaski and McLean streets. Elvis Himselvis will perform from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by Pop Rocks at 9 p.m.

This year's Lincoln Heritage Days will be an extraordinary event that no one should miss!

[Text from news release received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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