LINCOLN CA: Eight local non-profit organizations are teaming up for the Big Day of Giving on May 3, 2016.
The Lincoln non-profits are:
On May 3, 2016, go to the Big Day of Giving website, select your preferred non-profit organization and make a donation. Several incentives are available only on that date that help improve the amounts and quantities of donations.
I put together a short public service announcement video to explain Lincoln’s participation in the Big Day of Giving:
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The annual Lincoln Wine Fest brought nearly 900 people into downtown Lincoln last Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lincoln, the Wine Fest is a strolling event that features local food and wine merchants, hosted by downtown business and non-profit establishments.
Check out this video…
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The Presentation of the Colors marked the beginning of the 2015 Lincoln Holiday parade.
Downtown Lincoln was filled with holiday celebrants as the annual holiday parade led into the traditional lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Beermann Plaza.
Residents lined the streets of downtown Lincoln for the parade.
The Grand Marshal was Lincoln Police Officer Jeff Morse.
Lincoln High School Marching Band.
Santa Claus waves from a fire truck.
Santa posed for photos with kids after the parade.
3 – 2 – 1!!! The tree lights come on.
Soapy “snow” was in the air in Beermann Plaza.
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The celebration kicked off with a mini-cattle drive down Lincoln Blvd.
The first phase of the renovation of Lincoln Blvd was celebrated on Saturday with a street fair, ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of a large mural.
Lincoln Blvd was closed during the celebration while local businesses and organizations lined the street.
A brief downpour failed to dampen the spirits of locals.
Rolando shares his horse with a young rider.
Classic cars were on display along Fifth Street.
Lincoln Police Chief Rex Marks mingles with the crowd while on horseback.
Mayor Paul Joiner (center) prepares to cut the ribbon.
The large street mural is unveiled for the crowd.
The cast of the childrens’ production of Annie give a preview performance.
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Gladding, McBean opened in 1875 and has been continuously operating since.
Recently, I had a special opportunity to spend some time inside the Gladding, McBean facility here in Lincoln. About a dozen photographers from the Art League of Lincoln were invited to take a photo tour inside the plant.
Gladding, McBean & Company used to give public tours, but discontinued the public tours due to accessibility concerns.
The plant has been in continuous operation for more than 140 years, and some of the processing methods have not changed. Principal products included pottery, terra cotta, tile and clay pipe.
The manager’s office shows the look of the workplace in the early days.
Many of the craftsman processes are still used today.
The area of unused kilns in known as “the shire.”
Inside a kiln.
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