Weeping Water Nebraska



 Weeping Water’s annual “Come Home for the Holidays” celebration will be held on Saturday, December 6th.  Listed below are all the activities planned for this fun and festive day.  Please join our community in ringing in the holiday season!
Window Decorating

Stop and look at these windows:
Carole’s Flowers & Gifts – 506 S. East Farmers & Merchants Bank – 201 W. Eldora (Main Street) Heartland Bank – 107 N. Elm Matthew Neumann, DDS – 105 W. Eldora Ave. (Main Street) Stop N’ Shop – 300 W. Eldora Ave (Main Street) U.S. Post Office – 107 N Commercial  
Legion Hall – 301 W. Eldora (Main Street) Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus –10:00 a.m. to Noon Stickers for children donated by Creative Edge Graphics
United Methodist Church Fellowship Center –102 W. Eldora Ave  Coffee/Rolls - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cookie/candy sale and sugar cookies for children to decorate
Craft Show – tables are available for crafters call 267-4865  
Tammy’s Soap Shack – 200 W. Elm (Main Street) Open House – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Mary’s This ‘N That – 211 W. Eldora Avenue (Main Street) Open House – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Memory Lane Museum – (Main Street) Open House - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Serving hot chocolate
Christian Church – 306 West H Christmas Angel Tea – 2.00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Come join the fellowship and make a craft)
Grandpa Snazzy’s – 108 N. Elm  (Above Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home)
Open House – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Serving treats and tea
U.S. Post Office – 107 N. Commercial Open House – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  
Cryin Creek Candles - 4513 132nd St
Holiday Sale 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Carole’s Flowers & Gifts – 506 S. East Open House – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Door prizes and refreshments
Meeske Auto – 221 W. Eldora (Main Street) Open House – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Hammons Funeral Home
Remembrance Tree – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in and write a tribute on an ornament and hang it on a Remembrance Tree
PCS Phosphate Co., Inc. – East Garfield Street Coloring contest for children (preschool thru 6th grade)
Pictures can be picked up at Tammy’s Soap Shack and need  to be returned by December 3
Pictures will be posted on the window at Meeske Auto
Slattery Vineyards, which is located at 8925 Adams Street will be joining in on the festivities.  They will be open from 1-6 p.m.  Anyone wearing a Christmas sweater will receive 10% off of all purchases.
Chamber Bucks
Enter to win chamber bucks at the following locations:
Carole’s Flowers & Gifts – 506 S. East Farmer’s & Merchants Bank – 201 W. Eldora (Main Street) Wade Insurance – Inside Farmer’s & Merchants Bank Grandpa Snazzy’s – 108 N. Elm Heartland Bank – 107 N Elm Mary’s This ‘N That – 211 W. Eldora Ave (Main Street) Matthew Neumann, DDS – 105 W. Eldora Ave (Main Street) PCS Phosphate Co., Inc. – East Garfield Street Stop N’ Shop – 300 W. Eldora Ave (Main Street) Tammy’s Soap Shack – 200 W. Elm (Main Street) U.S. Post Office – 107 N Commercial  
Winners will be drawn on December 8
Allison Supply
Heartland Community Bank
Nielsen Fertilizer
PCS Phosphate Co., Inc.



          The Weeping Water Public School completed a food drive this past Friday to help the Weeping Water Community Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry makes Thanksgiving food boxes for families in the Weeping Water area and this food drive allows them to make MANY more boxes for those in need.  The food drive was sponsored by the Weeping Water Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and chaired by Morgan Wilson.
          To encourage the students to bring food items for the drive, FCCLA turned it into a contest.  If the students collected 1,200 food items, they would get out early on Dec. 22nd.  If they collected 1,500 food items, they would not have school at all on Dec. 22nd.  Also, the class in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade and the class in 7th through 12th with the highest per student average of food items would receive donuts for the entire class. 
          The total number of food items collected this year was 2,795!!  The students reached their goal, so there will be no school on Dec. 22nd.  The Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade class with the highest average was Mrs. Mozena’s 5th graders.  The 7th through 12th grade class with the highest average was the Sophomore class.  Congratulations! Pictured below are some pictures of the people at school loading the food to take to the food pantry on Friday, November 21st.  Most of the food was taken on Wednesday with Mrs. Hammons’ 8th period class and some students from Mr. Hennigar’s class helping to load the food.  The wrestling team and some other volunteers came to the pantry to unload.  Tina Hartman was responsible for counting and assembling the food that was loaded on Friday.  Also on Friday, Tyler Boyd helped Mr. Frew and Mr. Moats unload at the Food Pantry.      Tina Hartman
The holidays are approaching and many families will be traveling by car. Car crashes are the number one killer of children ages 3-14 in the United States. Safe Kids Sarpy Cass is encouraging child passenger safety seat checks before holiday travel. Nearly 85% of child safety restraints are installed incorrectly in Sarpy and Cass counties. A simple step to have your children checked in their car seats/boosters at a Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Seat Check event could keep them alive when traveling to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Don’t let your child become a holiday statistic. Remember, your children are counting on you to keep them safe! For further information, visit www.safekids.org .  
The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Weeping Water is collecting used coats to be given to folks in our community. 
If you have some coats, gloves, scarves, mittens, and hats that are in good, clean condition that you are no longer using, please share them with those in need.  You can drop your donations off at the church Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Or you can call the church at 267-3645 to arrange a time to drop them off.  Thank you. 


          I’m always amazed at how fast time flies now that I am getting older (or should I say “more mature”!).   Christmas will be here in six weeks and there is so much to do—shopping, eating, baking, wrapping, eating, visiting, eating, decorating, and did I mention eating?  The most beautiful part of the Christmas season for me are the decorations that I see on and around the houses in the town of Weeping Water.  Nothing gets me in the Christmas mood faster than driving around town to look at the lights and displays that have been painstakingly designed, built, and erected by some very talented people in our community.           I would love to showcase these houses in my column every week.  If you see a house all decked out in its Christmas finery, snap a picture and send it to me, along with the address, so that I can tell my readers where they can see the display in person.  
          I would also like to hear about special events happening in the community—food drives, caroling, Christmas parties, sledding parties, Christmas programs, coat drives, toy drives, etc.—anything that you think helps get people in the Christmas spirit.             My e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The Weeping Water Public Library now has wireless internet service for community use.  Please stop in and check out this new service.
Wednesday, November 26:
  • Early Dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27:
  • No School—Happy Thanksgiving  
Friday, November 28:
  • No School—Thanksgiving Break  
Wednesday, December 3:
  • Class C2-1 District One-Act Play Competition will be held at East Butler High School in Brainard.  Weeping Water performs at 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, December 6:
  • Weeping Water’s “Come Home For the Holidays”