Business group holds rally for Lincoln High School Zebras

Downtown Lincoln Association hosts third food truck event
By: Steve Archer, Reporter
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Hundreds of Lincoln High School Zebras fans filled Beermann Plaza Tuesday to show support for the football team, marching band, cheerleaders and dance team.

The rally, and food truck event, is sponsored annually by the Downtown Lincoln Association.

Downtown Lincoln Association President Ed Merten said the event is for the community’s families.

“It’s really about the community and giving them a venue to meet their football team and coaches,” Merten said. “It’s good to have the families come out as one. It gives them a chance to socialize, have something to eat and drink, and celebrate the high school.”

“It’s because of the family involvement at the school that these events are so well-attended,” Merten added. “We do three food truck events per year. April is the kickoff, May is for Cinco de Mayo and September is for the (Fighting Zebras).”

Chris Bean, the Lincoln High School varsity football head coach, introduced the three football program’s squads, freshmen, junior varsity and varsity.

“We have the Whitney (High School) Wildcats coming here Friday night,” Bean said.

Lincoln High School students representing the Future Farmers of America, the shooting teams, marching band, football team, cheerleading squad and dance team mixed with friends and family during the event.

The Downtown Lincoln Association has a free, country line-dance event soon.

“The third annual Kick up the Dust event will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in Beermann Plaza,” Merten said. “Last year was a great success. It was huge. I’m a little nervous about what we are going to do with all the people