LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Presidents Day is just around the corner and faux Abraham Lincolns are in high demand, with one Kentucky impersonator booked for more than 70 appearances.
Jim Sayre, 72, of Lawrenceburg, said being Honest Abe is a year-round job -- and Kentucky's two-year national Lincoln bicentennial, beginning Tuesday, has made him busier than ever, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Sunday.
Sayre has performances booked at an elementary school; a veterans' association; a radio station; a fireside chat; and a few other groups that he said he doesn't know too much about.
He said that most years he has about 35 appearances booked by February, but this year, he has 70.
Sayre is well aware he personally isn't the attraction.
"No one wants to hear Jim Sayre speak," he said "They want to hear Abraham Lincoln, the man many consider the greatest leader in American history."