The updated site was created by Camp Registry, an Ames company that builds sports camp Web sites around the country, said Pete Hinrichs, LHD president. The site, which will keep the same domain address, www.LincolnHighwayDays.com, will allow board members to update the information within hours, with board minutes, committee announcements or photos.
The new site is easy to use and will be responsive to the needs of the community, Hinrichs said. The site will provide announcements and board minutes, as well as board plans for the celebration.
The LHD board is also soliciting public input and opinion on the new site, Hinrichs said. Hinrichs' e-mail address is available on the site, and he invites the public to contact him with ideas for the site or the celebration. Community members can volunteer to help with the celebration or sign up for the parade through the site. Vendors can solicit information, as can entertainers who wish to volunteer to perform on the Shade Tree Stage during the celebration weekend.
The site is designed to keep community members informed, as well as to give Nevada's former residents information on their hometown celebration, Hinrichs said. Donations to the celebration or to an event can be made through the Web site, Hinrichs said.
Camp Registry is building and maintaining the LHD Web site at no cost to the LHD board, Hinrichs said. The company is expanding into building and maintaining Web sites for non-profit organizations, such as LHD.
One of the pages on the web site will include the many community projects LHD has supported over the last 26 years, Hinrichs said. "We want it to be an all-inclusive list. We don't want to miss an activity, whether it was monetary support or support in kind."
Community members are encouraged to e-mail Hinrichs with their LHD photos, information, announcements or information on activities and groups LHD has supported, Hinrichs said.