It has been my pleasure to serve as Lincoln Days president for these last two years.
It is always a big job, but working with a good board makes it fun. The officers are Jeff Hughes, vice president; Rob Barnhill, treasurer; and Carolyn Mather, secretary. Members at large are Jimmy Curle, Philip Setters and Hollie Sexton. We are all dedicated to making our festival better each year.
In addition to the board, we have a lot of committee chairs who make the festival events run smoothly. If you see them, give them a thank you. We are all volunteers who take on these positions for the love of the county and want to see Lincoln Days Festival continue.
There have been changes in the scheduling this year. We will not have the opening ceremonies on Thursday. We will combine the opening ceremonies with the flag-raising Saturday morning.
The Railsplitter Walk/Run has been moved from Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning. This is to benefit the runners so they will be running and walking in cooler temperatures. The route will remain basically the same as previous years. We thank Don Wilson for chairing this event.
On Sunday, the community church service will be held at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. This year former U.S. Representative Ron Lewis will be our guest speaker.
In addition to all these events, we will have the pioneer games, quilt show, art show and food and craft vendors as usual. The talent contest will be held on Saturday night.
The entertainment committee has been working to get the best local talent so come prepared to stay for the day.
Check the schedule in this tabloid so you won’t miss your favorite event.
We welcome your suggestions and always need volunteers to keep our festival going strong. Contact any board member for more information about volunteering.
Hope to see you Oct. 3 and 4.