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Simon Public Relations Group Agency of Record for LINCOLN 200 Festival

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Simon Public Relations Group
Mike Guzzo, 215-545-4715 x25

PHILADELPHIA – May 15, 2009 – When millions of visitors come to Philadelphia for Independence Day, they’ll be treated to the City’s official 200th birthday celebration for our 16th president.  It’s called LINCOLN 200 and Festival organizers have chosen Philadelphia-based Simon Public Relations Group, Inc. for a public relations campaign.  

Scheduled from Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5 on Independence Mall, LINCOLN 200 will educate, inspire, commemorate and entertain visitors through interactive exhibits, performances, parades, living history, storytelling and more.   Among the festival highlights is ‘Lincoln for Kids’ with Civil War era games and activities, Lincoln Log cabin making, cooking demonstrations and crafts.  Proceeds will be donated to veterans and military families.

The festival will reveal Lincoln’s close ties to Philadelphia as well as the City’s pivotal role in helping preserve the Union in the Civil War, and its contributions to the Underground Railroad.  The goal:  to open the public’s eyes to the City’s rich Civil War heritage and set the stage for the Civil War 150th Anniversary.  For more information, visit www.lincoln200philly.org.

Simon represents a diverse and distinguished client roster, including a real estate investment trust, corporations including a major bank, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, healthcare, hospitality and non-profit organizations, colleges, professional services firms and arts and culture organizations.  

Simon Public Relations Group, Inc., a Center City public relations and marketing communications consulting firm, was founded in 1990 by Lisa Simon.  The award-winning agency offers a range of capabilities including media relations, community relations, design and project management, advertising specialties and promotional items, special events, spokesperson campaigns, employee communications, crisis management counseling, writing and strategic public relations planning.  Simon Public Relations Group is located at 200 South Broad Street in Philadelphia.  For information, call 215-545-4715 x22 or visit www.simonpr.com.