Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jonesboro Dedication Ceremony

Jonesboro Debate Statues

With the statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas already at the Jonesboro debate site, organizers have planned a dedication ceremony.

A Lincoln-Douglas Breakfast and Statue Dedication will take place on July 4th, just north of the Jonesboro Square, from 7:30-9:30. The event begins with an old-fashioned country breakfast.

Following breakfast, you are invited to "Walk Where Lincoln Walked" to the Debate Site, about a half-mile away in Lincoln Memorial Park. If you don't want to walk, no problem. You might enjoy a buggy ride, as Douglas did in 1858.

A dedication ceremony will take place at 10:00 with a cannon salute, while children's games and bluegrass music will round out the celebration.

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