Lincoln events this weekend

Vandalia will celebrate  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday with two events this weekend
The celebration kicks off  Saturday evening with the fifth annual Lincoln Victory Ball, an event featuring local residents in period dress performing period dances to period music.
The Vandalia Tourism Commission is sponsoring the ball, which will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
There is no admission charge for those dressed in period clothing, and the cost for others is $5.
Salt Creek Band returns for this year’s ball, and a caller will again be on hand to lead participants in period dances, according to Mary Truitt of the tourism commission.
New this year are door prizes, which are being provided by members of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
The celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday continues on Sunday afternoon, when the Vandalia Historical Society holds its annual birthday program.
The program will be held at 2 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse, in the House of Representatives chambers.
This year’s speaker, Kevin Kaegy,,will talk about Ann Rutledge.
believe was Lincoln’s first love.
In addition to delivering the program talk, Kaegy will again have items in his Lincoln collection on display in the Supreme Court Room on the first floor of the Statehouse.
Timmermann is again working to have audio transmission of the program available in the Supreme Court Room for those unable to get up to the second floor of the Statehouse.
There is no admission charge for the program.

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