Clinton Founders Day is set for August 21 | Local News

CLINTON — Clinton Founders Day will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Mr. Lincoln Square.

The day will open with remarks from Kelbey McCath, social studies teacher at Clinton Junior High School, and City Commissioner John Wise. The Clinton High School band will perform a selection of patriotic favorites.

The event, sponsored by the Celebrate Clinton Association, will feature three “special guests”: Jesse Fell, Clifton H. Moore and Abe Lincoln, who each played a role in the founding and growth of Clinton as a city. After the ceremony, they will walk to CH Moore Homestead and the DeWitt County Museum, stopping at Prairie Passage on North Center Street, the site identified by Fell and James Allen as a good place to locate a town.

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Participants are encouraged to join special guests on their walk. They will stop briefly at the North Center Street Founding Site, where Lincoln will have a keepsake for the kids.

Guests will also perform an original skit on the farmhouse porch at 2 p.m., where they will talk about their early days in Clinton.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Moore will welcome visitors to his former home, providing the opportunity to take photos of Clinton’s lawyer and his companions.

In the event of inclement weather, all activities will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Clinton High School.

Contact Olivia Jacobs at 309-820-3352. Follow Olivia on Twitter: @olivia___jacobs

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