Weeping Water Nebraska




This is additional request for volunteers to help with the Repair project for Weeping Water and the 2 homes there that have been approved for the project.

Unfortunately,  we were unable to proceed with the project this past Saturday due to a lack of volunteers.   Since the mornings are cooler, we will be working on the 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.   We invite all volunteers to meet at the Hopper Community Center at 101 W Eldora at 8:30 for coffee and rolls and a briefing on the project for the day.   We still need 12 to 15 volunteers, even if someone can only come help for a few hours, it is greatly appreciated!

·        One home is sided but needs painting done to the two stall garage, trim on the windows (3 stories high) and the front porch repainted, ceiling, pillars, and trim.   This home also needs some work done to the back door frame of the home and cellar doors replaced.  This home has 3 ladders, one will reach the 3rd story.

·        One home is currently being worked on by a group of shop students at the Weeping Water school.    The amount of work to be done on the 17th will be determined on what they have completed by then.

We really need a few volunteers who are willing to paint two story houses using ladders.    We will have access to a paint sprayer for those who have knowledge in using one.

Thank you for sharing this need with members of your congregations, local groups and organizations and the Weeping Water community.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Thank you.

Susan Phillips-Keholm

SENCA Development Director

402-862-5883 (work cell)      




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Book Sale 2 2015


The Nineteenth Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee in Avoca, Nebraska, was enjoyed by a full house on Sunday afternoon, October 11, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse.

Fourteen musicians from Auburn, Avoca, Bellevue, Bennington, Lincoln, Omaha competed and jammed with their fiddles, guitars, clarinets, and harmonious voices, for cash money and prizes.

In the Open Division, each fiddler had to play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  The winners were:

First Place - Sophie Clark, from Omaha, NE
Second Place - John Ackerman, from Auburn, NE
Third Place - Olivia York, from Bellevue, NE

In the Singing Division, each fiddler has to play and sing a tune at the same time.

First Place - Sophie Clark, from Omaha, NE
Second Place - John Ackerman, from Auburn, NE
Third Place - Caleb Loos, from Avoca, NE

In the Fee-Fi-Faux Division, a musician had to play a fiddle tune on an instrument that was not a fiddle.

First Place - Sam Ackerman, clarinetist, from Auburn, NE
Second Place - Sharon Roberts-Yuen, clarinetist, from Lincoln, NE

In the Twin Fiddling Division, two fiddlers had to play a tune together, with one of them playing the melody, and the other playing the harmony.

First Place - Sharon Roberts-Yuen from Lincoln, NE and Sara Freeouf from Crete, NE
Second Place - Arpun & Sanna Kunnath, from Bennington, NE

Next year, the 20th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

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Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
911-108th St., rural Avoca

New for 2015!  Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!

Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more!  Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).

Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities.  Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge.  

Saturday, October 10th

Doggy Day to benefit Nebraska Border Collie Rescue

Bring your canine friends (on their leashes, of course) for a day of fun at the farm!  Doggy admission is $5 and will be donated to Nebraska Border Collie Rescue.  Volunteers from the rescue will be on-hand with dogs available for adoption.

Sunday, October 18th

McKenzie JaLynn & the Renegades Live in Concert!

McKenzie JaLynn & the Renegades return for another live performance at the farm! They were such a hit last year that we're bringing them back! Your regular admission will include this special performance from noon-4:00 p.m.


McKenzie Steiner is an up and coming vocalist/musician from the heart of Mid-America. She, along with her band of Renegades, have been making an impact on the Nebraska music scene. This Country/Country Rock band is blowing people away with McKenzie's huge vocals, energetic performances and the band's unmatched and untamed sound. With a heart as big as the sky this young beauty pours her heart and soul into each performance and the band matches her talent with the skill and precision of their performances.

McKenzie was inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame at he young age of 11. She's now a 3 X Nebraska Country Music Foundation's People's Choice and Top Youth or Teen Vocalist of the year.

The band is about to release their first album.