Volunteers needed for the Elmwood stop of the Market to Market Relay Race! From the Market to Market website: "A premier day-long team running relay race that takes runners from Market to Market®. Starting at sun up, seven runners and a van take on diverse and scenic courses as they make their way to the downtown finish shindig before sun down. Combine running in beautiful landscapes, outrageous costumes and memorable van rides with your friends and it all adds up to 1 unforgettable day."
Elmwood is one of the places that is an exchange site for the relay. There will be a lot transport vans dropping off and picking up runners so the team needs to have volunteers in Elmwood to direct traffic to keep it flowing smooth and keep the runners safe. By providing volunteers we will earn a donation from the Market to Market Relay Series for the Elmwood Park!
Elmwood Murdock Flag Corp and Band at the Applejack Festival
The flag corp getting ready.
Shailee Hayek doesn't look a bit nervous. Just ready to perform.
Emily Zakaras and Whitney Koehn...Flag Corps members
Spencer Koehn and Noah Willey lead the flag corp and the band. The Elmwood Murdock Band placed third. Way to go!!!! Outstanding!! Congrats to all and to Mr. Hanson!!
A freak storm came through the Elmwood Murdock area Friday. Golf ball size hail hit north of Elmwood for sure because I was driving in it! Later I got this picture of the barn out on Fletcher Road. It is an awesome barn!
Harvest Moon Hustle in Elmwood
The Harvest Moon Hustle once again used Elmwood for their fun event. Approximately 750 runners met in the Elmwood Park and ran either a 5K or a 10K last Friday evening. They started at 7:00 pm heading down the trail running in the near dusk evening. I hope they had head lamps and bug spray because it is dark and buggy down on that trail. The race ended at the park also with everyone crossing the finish line and heading out to the Elmwood Firehall for dinner and dancing. Parkers BBQ, a live band, and Zipline beer made the evening event a ton of fun for the runners.
Did you even know this was going on? If you lived near the park you would have noticed the traffic and the cars parking as far away as by the school. It is great that they use our town for this and take advantage of our park. Hope everyone had a fun time!
The Harvest Moon Hustle Finish line north of the park
The Harvest Moon Hustle Extra Mile After Party
The Harvest Moon Hustle Pub Runners - my friend's group of runners from Lincoln
The Pub Runners
Ken and some of his running friends. They are sure smiling big after their run! More power to them, I would still be on the trail being eaten by mosquitoes!
Andy Clements, represented the American Exchange Bank at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island last week.
John Westland, also from the American Exchange Bank, assisted Andy in making popcorn at the Husker Harvest Days.
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CAUTION! Painting at the PARK!!! If it looks wet...don't touch it!
I finally got busy down at the park and recruited my friend, Becky Kicak, to be my partner in paint. We couldn't help but notice how bad the picnic tables looked. Someone had carved all over them and the paint was peeling something terrible. So we broke out the paint and freshened them up. And the poles under the picnic shelter. We did put up caution tape to warn people and it seemed to have worked. Please pay attention when visiting the park because we will be doing more painting down there!
My partner in paint and I...notice that the Wet Paint sign was even still wet. Becky was a good sport. The only paint she got on herself was when I splattered her by accident.
The EM Junior High Girls Volleyball A Team won the Louisville Middle School tournament!
Not only did the EM Junior High Girls A Team win but so did the B Team! Congratulations, girls!!
Village Office Building Fresh Coat of Paint
Elmwood City Hall has just received a new coat of exterior paint made possible by several volunteers and a grant from Keep Nebraska Beautiful’s National Painting Week Program sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. The project totaled over 55 hours of community service with the help of nine adults and five youth. Local Elmwood-Murdock High School students benefitted from the project by gaining hours toward their community service needs for graduation. Community partners for the project were the Elmwood-Murdock Schools Community Service, Elmwood community members, Keep Cass County Beautiful and the Elmwood Village Board members.
Curt Wilhelm and Lou Allgayer work on the front of the building.
Connor Heise, Pat Wray, Ethan Heise, James Doll III, and Mason Ritnour tackled the paint job.
The (almost) finished product. The south side still needs to be done. But it looks wonderful! Thanks to everyone who helped with the project.
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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.
Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31. See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.
Dayton & Jacquelyn Kennedy of rural Nemaha built this float for the Humboldt Parade. The local tie to this float is that our family provided them with at least half of these milk cartons. Vince is a machine when it comes to drinking milk!
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor