If you get a chance this Labor Day weekend, take a drive east on Highway 34 and check out the new City of Avoca sign. Very impressive!!
Please consider recycling!! No sorting necessary and your recycling items are picked up right at your curb every week.
Contact the City Office at 402-267-5152 for more details.
Plans are being finalized for the Weeping Water Fall Festival, to be held on September 28, 2013. A day of fun, food and music, sponsored by the Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce.
Registration forms for the Scavenger Hunt may be picked up at City Hall during the week of September 23-28. Completed forms must be turned in at the Auditorium (Gibson Hall) by 4pm on September 28. A random drawing will be held for two $50 Chamber Bucks Certificates. Must be 16 or older to participate. One entry per person. Need not be present to win.
Residents, businesses and organizations are encouraged to use their imagination and create a unique scarecrow. All entries should be ready for registration at City Hall by September 23 and will be displayed during the week of the 23-28. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite Scarecrow at City Hall during the week of the 23rd-27th or vote at the Auditorium on September 28th during the Craft Show between 9am and 4pm. Prize awards will be attached to the winning scarecrows shortly after the voting ends and cash awards of $50 for 1st prize, $25 for 2nd prize and $10 for 3rd prize will be forwarded to the winners within the following week. Additional information regarding the Scarecrow Contest can be obtained by contacting Kay Gerdes and Linda Fleming at 402-267-5152.
Museum Tours of Heritage House Museum and Memory Lane Museum will be offered throughout the day.
Rope making and blacksmithing demonstrations will be provided throughout the day.
Children can be entertained with the pumpkin painting and fall craft projects being provided at the Gazebo.
A Show N Shine non-judged, free event, which is open to all types of vehicles, street rods, antiques, classic cars, muscle cars, motorcyles, trucks and tractors, will be held on Eldora Avenue from 11am-4pm. Contact Beau Flint at 402-297-6660 to pre-register.
The After Prom Group will sponsor Bingo from 2-4pm at the Community Center.
Throughout the day, there will be a Pumpkin Festival from 10am-6pm at the nearby Bloom Where You're Planted Farm located at 911 S 108th Street, Avoca.
For additional information, contact any of the listed numbers, check out www.WeepingWaterChamber.org or call 402-267-5152.
Senior Citizen Meals at the Community Center
101 W Eldora Ave Suite 3
start serving at 11am
contact Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to reserve a meal
or schedule a delivery
September 4, 2013
September 6, 2013
cream chicken on biscuit
September 9, 2013
September 11, 2013
chicken breast in gravy
'The Boys Next Door' adds sweetness and humor to the Lofte season
'Boys' is the story of four intellectually-disabled men living together in a small apartment with their social worker, Jack. Dealing with schizophrenia, OCD and other conditions are part of their daily life which is played out in scenes involving Jack and his mentally challenged wards. Each faces their own conflicts, especially Jack who is starting to experience burn out.
Directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, the play stars Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville as Jack. Erik Quam of Omaha plays Arnold. Doug Rothgeb and Joshua Smith also of Omaha play Norman and Barry respectively. Kevin Holdorf of Manley is Lucien. Also starring in the play are Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Silvia Conley of Papillion, Summer Sinclair of Council Bluffs and Greg Leger of Omaha.
The production runs September 6-8 and 12-15. Tickets are $17 and all seats are reserved. the Lofte Community Theatre is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and 50 just outside of Manley. For reservations, please contact the box office at 402-234-2553 or visit www.Lofte.com.
New Exhibits and Festival Activities at Cass County Museum
In conjunction with the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, Cass County Historical Society has opened a new exhibit "Harvest Memories: Farm Life and Fall Festivals". The exhibit recalls the 1916 Fall Festival and Kass Kounty King Korn Karnivals from the 1930s to the 1960s. Included are photographs and memorabilia such as ties and souvenir pins. The exhibit will continue through October 27.
Also on view through October 27 is the exhibit "Remembering Beautiful Merritt Beach". Included are photographs about the recreation area that was located just south of the Platte River on the east side of Highway 75. Merritt Beach was in operation from the 1930s through 1989.
Cass County Museum's regular summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12-4pm. During the Harvest Festival the museum will open at 10am on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 and close at 4pm. There will be a used book sale in the courtyard and a pie sale in the museum. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. The Cook log cabin and Burlington caboose at the end of Main will also be open on September 6 and 7 from noon until 4pm. Cake will be served in honor of the 100th anniversay of the caboose and the 145th anniversary of the cabin.
For additional information about the exhibits or special festival events, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.