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Huge Homecoming Celebration in Lincoln 

Catherine Pegram

Hundreds and hundreds of folks are in Lincoln celebrate the town’s 180th birthday. This weekend also marks the 62nd annual Riverdriver’s Homecoming Festival. As many as 10-thousand people are expected over the course of the four-day event, with some coming from across the country for it. Organizers say the weekend gets bigger and bigger each year. One of the most popular draws on Saturday – the Homecoming Grand parade through downtown. Shelly Crosby, the community events coordinator, says the festival gives everyone a chance to reconnect.”It ties the community together, it gives our merchants the opportunity to bring their clients in. It allows families to have their extended families living away come home. It’s also a great weekend for a lot of alumni to match up.”A fireworks show put a cap on Saturday’s activities. A 5K road race, a golf tournament, a basketball tournament and gospel concert will round out the weekend Sunday.