Lincoln Days: Oct. 1 is deadline to enter costume contests

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By Linda Ireland

Lincoln Days will be held Oct. 5-6.

The Little Abe, Little Sarah and best-costumed family contests will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

All contests will be on the Main Stage on Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

Little Sarah is open to all girls in two divisions: ages 3-6 and 7-10.

Little Abe is open to all boys in two divisions: ages 3-6 and 7-10.

The family contest is open to any family with at least three members dressed in pioneer or antebellum costumes.

Each participant must submit with their application a 3X5-inch index card with a brief description of their costume and props such as books, dolls or baskets.

All entrants receive a ribbon. First prize is $15 cash plus trophy; second is $10 cash plus ribbon; and third, $5 cash plus ribbon.

Winners will ride on a float in the Lincoln Days Parade later that day.

Contestants must pre-register by 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Pick up an application at the Lincoln Days office, 58 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, or download at www.lincolndays.org. Call 270-358-8710 for more information.

There will be no baby contest this year.