The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 02, 1992, Summer, Page 4&5, Image 4

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    Haymarket Heydays hit Lincoln
Photos by Staci McKee
Left to right:
The Burlington Northern Zephyr was one of the feature
displays at the Heydays.
Many eyes carefully watched the steps of Al Doeden as
he taught festival goers how to country dance Saturday
night at Heydays. Doeden and his wife Roberta are
dance instructors in Lincoln.
Food booths and people packed the Haymarket all
weekend for Heydays.
Six-year-old Travis Schroeder of Lincoln waits patiently
with his Greyhound “Echo” to be called for judging
during the Pet Parade Saturday at the Haymarket.
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Heydays ’ 92 celebrates district’s heritage
By Ingrid Youngquist
Staff Reporter
w w j hispcrs of “Here comes the train”
traveled through the crowd of
▼ y about 200 spectators gathered
June to welcome the Burlington Zephyr
and to join in the opening festivities of the
Haymarkel Heydays.
This was the second year of the festival,
which was created to celebrate the district's
heritage and Burlington’s ties to the district.
While the “om-pa-pah” of the Duane
Schulz Band resounded in the background,
a plethora of dignitaries including Mayor
Mike Johanns and Lieutenant Governor
Maxine Moul descended from the train.
A short ceremony followed in which
Moul declared Heydays ’92 an official Q
125 event. Q-125 is the year-long celebra
tion of Nebraska’s 125th year of statehood.
The ceremony was just the beginning of
the festivities that made Heydays ’92 an
exciting blend of small town festival with
country fair.
That afternoon Molley the Trolley, a
new edition to the Haymarkcl area pre
sented by Good Life Tour and Coach, gave
free rides and old fashioned “medicine
shows” were staged by the Vintage Show
Molley the Trolley will continue to run
as riders warrant until the end of the year.
The trolley rides run daily from noon until
2 p.m. and Friday evenings until midnight
at Lincoln Station.
Friday featured an ice cream social as
well as food vendors who sold everything
from cotton candy to funnel cakes to polish
Friday evening, the market was shaken
up with a street dance presented by the
Historic Haymarkct and the Updown
lowncrs, featuring the local college band
“Lie Awake.”
Festival Coordinator Sally Oglesby said
about 5,000 people attended the street
Activities began early Saturday as
vendors set up their fruit, flowers and baket
good stands for the weekly Farmers Market
on 7th Street between P and Q streets while
the smell of flapjacks gusted through the aii
from the pancake feed held close by.
Around noon, vendors reported lines of
people a block long wailing to sink their
teeth into a chicken g-rilla, a slice of pizza,
a burrito, a hamburger or a gyro.
Other Saturday festivities included a
craft fair, a pelting zoo, a pet parade and a
children’s festival.
The weekend’s events concluded
Saturday evening with country dance
lessons and another street dance sponsored
by the Historic Haymarket and the
Updowntowners — this lime featuring the
country band “Shiloh.”
If you missed this year’s festivities don’t
worry, Oglesby said, as planning will begin
soon for next year’s festival.