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The Lincoln Heritage Committee of DeWitt County will be presenting a special community event tomorrow night.

The committee has been meeting for several years now. Their objective is to educate the community as much about Abraham Lincoln as possible. Several well-known local citizens help to make up the committee according to Treasurer Marian Brisard. She mentions their passion for Lincoln propels them to devote time to the organization.

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Brisard notes the committee held their first annual Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner last year. The event was a great success and featured Max and Donna Daniels as Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.

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This Thursday will feature another traditional thanksgiving meal provided by Ferguson Barbeque and Catering. The Daniels' will also return to present a one-act play called "An Evening With Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln". Brisard explains the play will take place in April of 1865 and feature the Lincoln's reflections of major life events.

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Doors will open at the Clinton United Methodist Church at 6pm with the meal served at 6:30. The cost is $15.00 per person.

Tickets can be purchased at the DeWitt County Museum, Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Heritage Committee members. For more information, you can call 217-935-3364

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