Lincoln Days to Go On Despite KY Park's Closing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Organizers of an Abraham Lincoln celebration near his Kentucky birthplace say the government shutdown won't deter the weekend festivities.

The festival in Hodgenville begins Saturday. Coordinator Philip Setters told The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown the two-day event would go on despite the closure of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

A post on the event's website Thursday said the shutdown "does not affect Lincoln Days."

The annual event includes food, crafts and a children's scavenger hunt.

Setters said the possible rainy weather would be a more important factor for the event than a continuing shutdown in Washington.

The park, along with all other national parks, closed on Tuesday.

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