The official party for the Lincoln Highway centennial is nearing.
The National Lincoln Highway Association chose Kearney to host the event -- deemed by USA Today as one of the top five summer anniversary events in the country -- on June 30 through July 1.
The highway extends across the country from coast to coast in places that used to connect local farm-to-market roads. The roadway has withstood the test of time and now a celebration is being held in honor of the historic highway.
The party will begin when nearly 200 classic cars arrive from both coasts as part of the Centennial Auto Tours.
Nearly 300 Kearney and area residents have volunteered to helpout with the event, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Kearney.
More information about the celebration can be found at VisitKearney.org/2013LincolnHighwayCelebration.