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Textile dept. at the Logan County Fair, huge weekend of activities, tourism breakfast and Main Street Lincoln cook-off make Close Up

By Mike Fak

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[April 08, 2011]  The textile department of the Logan County Fair is sponsoring a spring craft show on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Lincoln. There will be a variety of handmade crafts and home show vendors. The Humane Society of Logan County will have a bake sale featuring lots of Easter treats. Mark your calendars and come check out the show. There will also be door prizes. Proceeds from this show are going to help with the expenses to build new display cases for the textile department at the Logan County Fair.

Logan County has a huge weekend of activities planned. So many that we decided to just direct you to our community calendar to pick out what and where you need to plan to attend this weekend.

As always, LDN will have pictures of many of the events in our Monday edition.

A reminder of the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County annual banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of 2010: The tourism bureau will have their annual showcase event on Tuesday, April 12, at Rusty's Clubhouse, 2810 Woodlawn Road. This year's festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet, followed by introductions of the board of directors, presentations of annual awards and wrapping up with a presentation by Mark McDonald of "Illinois Stories."

Main Street Lincoln is calling all grill masters for a downtown cook-off competition on June 10 and June 11.

Schedule of activities:

Friday, June 10:

3 p.m. - Set up cookers

5 p.m. - Check-in time

6 p.m. - Meat delivery

Cooking for the public and for judging at your discretion.

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Saturday, June 11:

Noon -- Judging chicken

12:30 p.m. -- Judging ribs

1 p.m. -- Judging mystery meat

1:30 p.m. -- Judging pork shoulders

2:30 p.m. -- Winners announced

Rules of competition will be distributed at check-in on June 10.

Prizes to be awarded for first, second and third place.

Obtain applications from Main Street Lincoln, 217-732-2929 or

Questions can be answered by Wanda Lee Rohlfs at Main Street Lincoln.

Cut-off date is May 27.

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