The Holiday Extravaganza was a fun time for all. Despite the cold and slick conditions people came out and enjoyed the activities.
The day started early with pancakes at the fire hall.
What are pancakes without sausages? Tyler Rosenow served them up.
Or some scrambled eggs? Cody Price dished up eggs and Nikkee Day poured the best orange juice in the entire world...and milk.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus stopped by to talk to the children and find out their Christmas wishes.
The Bacon children were glad to tell them their wishes.
Christian brought a list for Santa so he wouldn't forget anything.
Rebecca also had a list. I hope Santa remembers everything!
Even Carol had a few wishes for Santa.
The craft show at the Red Cedar Lounge had fun stuff. It was also a good chance to see how Rod has painted the walls and is updating the old skating rink. They are making it more of a venue for receptions and parties. Keep that in mind!
The Cub Scouts were having a bake sale to earn money for various things they need throughout the year.
Grace Althouse is working her way to Carnegie Hall. (See her story below!)
Pat Spellman had her Traveling Treasures. I was glad to relieve her of a couple of the pictures.
The kids crafts and activities at the Library were a lot of fun. Anne Pope and her daughter Lily were happy to greet everyone.
B - I - N- G - O !!!!!!
Once again we caught Carol out and about enjoying the day!
Sam Clements took a little time to read during the activities.
There is always time to color.
The kids got to make Christmas tree ornaments.
Maddie and her daughter, Gemma, made an ornament.
Danielle Dunker and Casey Clements helped out at the Library.
Ryan and his son enjoyed a story.
This was the Christmas tree/antler ring toss game.
Mz PurplePockets painted faces and made balloon sculptures for the kids at the Burrows Realty office. Bj's son had fun teasing Mz PurplePockets.
Christian looked like Rudolph.
Drake and Kaden...cute as can be!
Sara and Emma were rocking the paint!
The Candy Cane Lane at the Elmwood Community Center was packed with goodies. See the plate of sugar cookies in the back that are not decorated? Yeah, that was my contribution. I just couldn't seem to get them frosted so I was hoping someone would see what a deal it was to buy them unfrosted and have their kids or grandkids frost them. Luckily Suzie saw my vision and bought them all!
And it goes on...
The Cupcakes for a Cause contest had winners!
Blake Ulmer and his team put on a BBQ lunch and also a car show. Last year there were seats outside but not this year! Brrrr!!!! Too cold for patio seating.
Brenda Vogt hosted an open house at her home for the parade of homes.
I didn't make it to the light up parade so I borrowed pictures from others. I heard it was good but cold!
And there is Santa! I wish he had room for Carol up there.
Anne Matthews, her daughter, Ava, Stephanie Vogt, her daughter Mardy, and their mom, Pat and step dad, Paul.
Heath and Tifanie Vogt with their girls, trying to keep warm!!
Journey Into Christmas
Holiday Open House at the
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
Dec. 5-6 & 12-13 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
(Special hours Nov. 28 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
See every room of the author’s historic home
decked out for the holidays! Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and shop for Aldrich novels and
other great gifts after your tour.
$5.00 adults, $3.00 ages 6-12, free 5 & und
204 East F St., Elmwood
Reverse Order Brings Reverse the Trend to Elmwood
On Friday, December 4th, 8:30 a.m., students and staff at Elmwood-Murdock School in Elmwood, NE, will be treated to a one of a kind rock concert with a meaningful message. Reverse the Trend is a motivational and anti-bullying movement that is sweeping the country. Students, staff and parents rave about the program that went to 264 schools in 33 states last year, exclaiming: it inspired students, decreased bullying and even saved some lives.
"Reverse the Trend" is a program that combines a concert with an assembly, engaging and exciting the students with music they will enjoy, while teaching them how to overcome bullying. Reverse Order, a popular rock band, continues the assembly by sharing their own personal stories about how they were bullied and how they overcame it in a safe and positive way. They inspire students to set goals and achieve their dreams
Reverse Order was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent; the band was recently sent by the US Embassy to Russia as cultural diplomats to bring American music to their youth. The band has shared the stage with artists like Third Eye Blind, The Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne. They've released 3 EP's and several singles which can be found on iTunes, Pandora and Spotify.
Reverse the Trend is a 501c3 non profit organization the band started to inspire youth and prevent bullying related suicides. To learn more about Reverse the Trend and Reverse Order here are links to their websites:
L-R Cruise Russo, John Russo, Drew Katsock (Parker the dog)
L-R Drew Katsock, John Russo, Cruise Russo
Want to join Girl Scouts? Join our new troop! Girl Scouts is growing and we are starting a new troop at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools. Girls in all grades are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 20806.
Learn more at our upcoming parent informational meeting!
When: Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Locations TBA
Who: Girls in all grades who are not already a part of a troop.
RSVP: Contact Jamie Shaw at 402-601-1685 or Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Memberships Dues are $15.00. Girl Scouts Spririt of Nebraska offers financial assistance on a need basis.
Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Trista Farrens as the next executive director effective Nov. 16.
Farrens will focus on retaining existing businesses, attracting new businesses, creating new jobs and expanding current business and industry in Cass County.
Her previous work in regional economic development includes leadership of Washington County’s Gateway Development Corp. Most recently Farrens
served as project manager/selection coordinator with Malibu Homes.
“Trista knows how to build relationships. She knows how to lead. She knows how to get things done. We look forward to seeing her channel her
experience and skill set into job growth and new capital investment throughout Cass County,” said Jane McDaniel, CCNEDC board president.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor