Elmwood Newsletter - November 21, 2012
Christmas for the Cronks!
Christmas came early at the Cronk residence this year. Amanda sent a letter to the radio station B107.3 to their Christmas Wish list and told them about the rough year they have had and how she wanted something special to happen to the kids. She also wished for a new Christmas tree. They were surprised this week by the morning DJ’s from B107.3, Gina and Joe. They brought the Cronk family a brand new Christmas tree and all the trimmings. They also brought Santa Claus with them and he brought Christmas presents for the kids. He did some magic tricks and sang Christmas carols. The whole visit was videotaped and sound recorded and will be aired later. B107.3 plays the best of the 80’s, 90’s, and today.
In Mrs. Aldrich’s short story entitled “I Remember,” she recalls what made her childhood holidays special. It just seems fitting that the Merchants’ Association adopted this as the theme for this year’s Holiday Extravaganza Starry Knight parade. As you reflect upon your holiday traditions, we hope you and your family have developed some fond memories of the Extravaganza activities that have been coordinated over the years. This season is no different. Association members have worked diligently to maintain many activiites from the past while organizing new events. Check out the schedule within this newsletter or at elmur.org and create new holiday memories by inviting your friends and family to this year’s Extravaganza. You’ll be glad you did!
Kurk Shrader, EMMA President
A new event this year at the Holiday Extravaganza will be Candy Cane Lane. It will be located in the Old Bank Building at the corner of 4th and D Streets. Merchant Association members have been encouraged to display decorated trees, nativity sets, or any holiday item to represent their business.
Why not enjoy a delicious Christmas cookie or piece of fudge while you browse the displays? A selection of candy, cookies, and other holiday treats will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the local Backpack Program. Candy Cane Lane will be open from 10-4. Following the lighted parade, Candy Cane Lane will reopen and serve free hot beverages.
Bits & Pieces
Visit Bits & Pieces for unique gift ideas! Antiques, Bric-a-Brac, crafts, clothing, furniture and much more!
Open during the Holiday Extravaganza – Main Street in Elmwood, 9 am-8 pm
Bring item(s) for the Cass County Food Pantry and receive 10% off your purchase.
Parade of Homes for the Holiday Extravaganza
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 5, 2012
The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club proudly presents a Holiday Parade of Homes on Saturday, November 24, 2012. The homes on display are Lindsay and Jeff Backemeyer, Kris and Mike Boston, Jodi and Rob Cooper, Susan and Randy Marlatt, Carae and Johnny Oehlerking, Judeen and Ross Rikli. Also included on the tour are St. Mary’s Catholic Church and 4th Street Market.
People are encouraged to purchase their tickets before the event. Then bring your tickets and guide, listing all the homes with map and descriptions of the homes to each stop. An FBLA student will greet you at the door and punch your tickets. We ask that all participants remove their shoes or wear the disposable shoe covers provided at the door. The homeowners will be present to welcome you and answer questions. The homes are open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so can be visited at your leisure and no appointment is necessary. Start your tour at any of the homes and finish up at St. Mary’s Catholic church with coffee and dessert (FREE WILL DONATION) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lastly stop at 4th Street Market and put your ticket in for the raffle, or do some shopping for your holiday decorating ideas. 4th Street Market will be open all day until 5:30 p.m. Take your time and enjoy the tour! Some people will want to visit all the homes, others just the locations that interest them most.
Advanced Tickets are $10.00 for adults (ages 10 and up) and children ages 9 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at 4th Street Market, Bits and Pieces, Corn Growers State Bank, American Exchange Bank, Elmwood Convenience Store, and Elementary and High School Main offices or contact Cyndi Dwyer. For more information call 402-867-2341.
Day of the Event tickets are $12.00. See posters for more details.
Then & Again...
Then and Again will be holding a Grand Opening on Saturday, November 24th, Holiday Extravaganza day! The newly renovated Masonic Lodge at the corner of 4th and D Street is now a store with a little of this and a little of that. They have repurposed and used furniture (some old and some newer) like hutches, end tables, dining room tables, bedroom sets, and desks. There are knick-knacks, candles, purses, and much more! They also accept items for consignment. There will also be a man cave called “Lou’s Garage” for the guys to come in and check out.
Ryan and Kelly Anderson have worked long and hard to renovate the Lodge and are excited to start this new chapter. Make plans to stop in and see what everyone is talking about. RUTALKIN?
The hours for Then and Now are:
Mondays closed Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-6pm Thurs 10-8pm Saturdays 8-4pm Sundays 10-2pm
4th Street Market
The 4th Street Market offers Nebraska made products such as crafts, hand painted pictures, wine, salsas, jewelry, Rada Cutlery, cute front door decorative hangings, candles, holiday tea towels, bread and dip mixes, lotions, and quilting fabric. Wine makes a great gift especially during the holidays. It also makes a great host or hostess gift.
The 4th Street Market also offers beautiful fresh flower arrangements for your holiday decorating or table. Poinsettas are the perfect flower this time of year for you or as a gift. Besides flowers the 4th Street Market also has balloons for any occasion. Your holiday party will be livened up with a few balloons!
Deb has scoured Nebraska for the best wines and has brought them to the 4th Street Market. There will be wine sampling of several different Nebraska Wines during the Holiday Extravaganza. (wine sampling from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.) Wine makes a great gift for the holidays!
Come and enjoy! Must be 21 and over to sample – but any age is welcome to come and shop!
It's not too late to join the Holiday Extravaganza Starry Knight Parade! Just fill out the form (click here) and bring to the parade. Line up is at 5:30. String some lights on your car, truck, bike, lawn mower, etc...and come on down!
GRAND MARSHALLS FOR THE STARRY KNIGHT PARADE:
The Grand Marshals of our parade this year are the Elmwood-area World War II veterans. We offer them an expression of heartfelt gratitude, not only for their military service, but also for their leadership in our community throughout the years. These veterans, among millions of others, were average farm kids and city kids who responded with exceptional bravery when American needed them, no matter the hardship or danger. Their generation was remarkable for the challenges they faced, but they willingly fought for freedoms which we continue to enjoy today and which our current military are fighting to preserve. We hope you will join us in thanking them for their service to our great country.
Boyd Clements – U. S. Army Air Corps – co-pilot – B-17, 8th Air Force, 486
Dwight Clements – U. S. Army – 1285th Engineer Battalion
Oral Kuehn – U. S. Army – Tank Unit Commander, 317th Infantry, 80th
Donald Elliott – U. S. Marines - 2nd Marine Division, 2nd JASCO (Joint Assault
Richard Eymann – U. S. Marines – 4th Marine Division - Artillery
Glen Miller – U. S. Marines – Dive Bomber Pilot – flew Douglas SBD
Hilton Rogers – U. S. Navy – Shipfitter First Class Petty Officer
Lorens Ropers – U. S. Army – 145th Infantry Regiment
G.A.R. Veterans Musum
Our Own Hidden Treasure!
American Legion Post 247 is proud to announce that the Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum has been chosen by Heritage Nebraska as one of the Hidden Treasures in Nebraska for 2012.
The cover letter for the certificate shown below states in part: “Hidden Treasures’ recognition is given annually by Heritage Nebraska, the state’s non-profit preservation advocacy organization. The category of Hidden Treasures is designed to call attention to special places and events in Nebraska. Hidden Treasures are found in every part of the state. They celebrate places and events that tell the story of who we are and they are worth seeking out.”
The museum, the only location honored in Cass County, was one of 29 Hidden Treasures selected from “scores of entries” from across the state. This is indeed an honor for the museum, as they have only operated as a museum for approximately 5 years.
The G.A.R. Veterans Museum will be open Saturday for the Holiday Extravaganza 2-6 pm. It is free to tour the museum. Please put this on your list of sites to see. It is awesome!
SonShine CCC is looking for one more GREAT employee
that wants to work Mon-Fri from 4-6.
This job would be perfect for a high school boy or girl who wants to earn some extra cash.
Please spread the word!
Call 402-994-2384 and ask for Katy Drake or
Amanda Cronk if interested or have questions.
JOSOFF'S NOW HIRING!
Part time Food Prep and Waitress
10 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Requirements: Fun and Outgoing personality, ability to multitask, computer literate
Elmwood C Store is now Hiring!!!!
At least one position - 16 and older
Other positions - 19 and older
Nights and Weekends
For more information contact Becky at 402-994-3305.
Sam Burtch got some playing time in the Husker game last weekend against Minnesota. The Huskers won 38-14. Sam is a 2011 graduate of Elmwood Murdock. He is the son of Tom Burtch and Marie Gregoire.
'Christmas at Leon's' Returns to Lofte Theatre
Manley, NE [November 14, 2012] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that "Christmas at Leon's" will open on their stage Saturday, December 1. The original script is written by Nebraska natives Mick Kovar and Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert. Original score is composed by Mick Kovar.
'Leon's' made its world premiere on the Lofte stage in 2010. Its popularity was so great that the Lofte is bringing it back again this holiday season. The story revolves around a bus full of holiday travelers who find themselves stranded at an odd little cafe in the middle of Nebraska. Each character is struggling to find their own "Merry Christmas." Uplifting songs and a heartfelt midwestern message make this a great show for the whole family.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the cast includes Mick and Renee Kovar, Samantha Colbert, Mathew Pegler and Shelia Hansen Snell all of Lincoln; Scott Pope of Eagle and Wade Mumford of Elmwood; Larry Bauers, Brenda Jones and Jamion Biesterfeld from Louisville; Allison Tiller and Ellie Kroeger of Omaha; Anna Stroebel, Brandy Palatas and Tom Lucas of Papillion.
Clockwise from front center: Jamion Biesterfeld, Ellie Kroeger, Brandy Palatas, Mick Kovar, Sam Colbert, Anna Stroebel, Renee Kovar, Allison Tiller, Scott Pope, Brenda Jones and Tom Lucas.
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees is taking applications for the position of Village Clerk. Experience in a government position a bonus. Applicants must be bondable and live within the Village of Elmwood. Applications are available at the Elmwood City Hall and will be accepted until December 14, 2012.
David Ernst, Chairman
Elmwood Board of Trustees
See the cheerful woman circled above? This is an episode of the Today show last week. This is my junior high PE teacher. Apparently in retirement she has taken to photobombing the today show and every opportunity she gets she visits the show. This is great! I would so do that if I lived there! You go, Mrs. Russ!!
For those of you going Black Friday Shopping...Good luck! I won't be giving you any competition!
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