Mayor Don Wesely is inviting everyone in the Lincoln area to the city's annual Fourth of July celebration at Holmes Lake. A day full of activities, food and music for all ages will be capped off with the traditional fireworks display set to music.
"The city works as a partner with the Lincoln Jaycees and area businesses to make this a fun and safe celebration for area families," said Wesely. "Holmes Lake provides the perfect setting for the activities during the day and the spectacular fireworks show at night."
Pepsi-Cola and Embassy Suites are major sponsors for the event. Zambelli Internationale will present the fireworks display, with the accompanying music broadcast on KTGL-FM, 92.9 The Eagle. The Eagle is the official radio station for the Fourth of July celebration, and the station will broadcast live during the celebration from Holmes Lake near the old marina area.
StarTran, in cooperation with the Jaycees, will again provide free public shuttle service from 3 to 11 p.m. between Seacrest Field (72nd and "A" streets) and Holmes Park (Normal and Van Dorn intersection). The last bus will leave Seacrest for Holmes Lake at 8:15 p.m. Limited Handi-Van service is also available for eligible individuals, and reservations can be made through StarTran at 441-7109. For those unable to make it to Holmes Park, 5 CITY-TV, Time Warner Cable channel 5, will carry the fireworks display live.
Four bands will perform throughout the day and evening in lot #3. Bands performing from 1 through approximately 9:30 p.m. are, in order, Wishpool, Kris Lager Band, 3-Day Meat Sale and the featured band, Planet Butter. Planet Butter is scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m.
A variety of food will be available at lot #4 on the north shore throughout the day. The Jaycees will operate an information booth near the old marina, and the Red Cross will have first aid available.
Other events include:
Citizens are reminded that alcohol and fireworks are prohibited in the park and all pets are required to wear a leash.
In case of bad weather, the fireworks display will take place July 5th at Holmes Lake beginning at dusk. No other events would be rescheduled to the 5th.