Lincoln Remembered

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Vandalia celebrated its Lincoln Remembered weekend with activities throughout Friday and Saturday. In the first photo, Todd Stapleton of WPMB-WKRV Radio leads the 279 people, including a number of Vandalia students, who turned out on Friday morning for the simultaneous reading of Lincoln's Farewell Address in Springfield. That evening, the city's inaugural Lincoln Victory Ball was held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge, with more than 100 people turning out in period dress. Saturday's activities included the memorial program for Fayette County residents who fought in the Civil War. In the second photo, Connie Bolyard, among the organizers for the Victory Ball, leads in the singing of "Amazing Grace" during the program. In the third photo, Vandalia Abe and Mary Lincoln (Abe Clymer and Marilyn Cole) served as greeters for the Lincoln's Birthday program at the Vandalia Statehouse.