Have you seen it? What is it you ask? The new park Playground!!
You couldn't miss the dozens and dozens of people that flocked to the Elmwood Park on Saturday and Sunday and scaled great heights to help build the next generations playground equipment. It is a marvelous site to witness when everyone comes together as a community and a team.
There was Brains, Brawn, Beauty, and emotional support and cheering sections. There was sore muscles, cold fingers, and questionable looks as pieces didn't go together as planned and had to be taken off, again and again, to get right.
It was fantastic to watch everyone join in and spend their weekend creating something amazing. There are too many people to name here, you know who you are, but as the park comes to life and we will try and recognize everyone. Ty was running the Bobcat for much of the operation and then became chief monkey boy on Sunday. To him this is a future for his son.
Eugenia was there both days just goes to show that age knows no limits. Just watch the video and let's see how many different people you can count. This doesn't even represent half of the people who helped.
There is still a lot of work to be done, more equipment to be installed, concrete to be poured, dirt to be backfilled, leveled and landscaping chips to be placed strategically under equipment. More help is still needed if you can help please contact Julie Anderson through the Friends of the Elmwood Park Facebook page and she will find a job for you. Even if it's baking cinnamon rolls, or handing out bolts.
So many wonderful people came out and supported the community of Elmwood Nebraska. It really shows what people think of our town and the true character. It was a social event as well and I learned that this was the THIRD playground installation for at least one member.
Please do not let the children climb or go past the orange fencing. When the fencing is gone there will be time for celebration and playing.
Everything that glitters from baubles, shiny object, jewelry collectibles and some Halloween fun thrown in for good measure. That is the theme until November 12th, 2017.
You can purchase a yearly pass and next years monthly themes have been planned. The pass makes a great gift for Christmas. Stop by and ask Kurt Shrader or one of the many volunteers for information.
All That Glitters
You have until November 12th to visit the museum and see everything that glitters. Here is just a quick tour of what you will see. Every month something new and exciting is happening. Next week I'll show you the new landscaping, benches, fence and parking options with the steps into the garden. This attraction will be bringing a lot of people into Elmwood in the near future. It's exciting.
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Kylee Synovec and Kate Zakaras attended the 2017 National FFA Convention
Last week Kylee Synovec and Kate Zakaras attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. They stopped by John Deere on their way. Stay tuned for more on what they learned and their experience.
This is the first time students from Elmwood-Murdock have attended the FFA Convention. Did you know out students could even participate?
Learn more next week as I tell the story of how this happened and the future of FFA at Elmwood-Murdock School.
Donna Mason Celebrates 40 Years of Serve
Donna Mason, cashier of American Exchange Bank recently celebrated 40 years of service with the bank. The Clements family recognizes and greatly appreciates Donna's dedicated service to the bank. In 1977 Donna was hired to operate the new Burroughs L9000 magnetic strip posting machine, and then ran the banks first computer, a Franklin Ace 1000/Apple II+ with floppy disks and no hard drive or mouse. Since then she has adapted well with the many changes in technology and banking in the past 40 years. Not only is Donna an asset to the bank, but she is an asset to the communities it serves
10th Annual Dance and Cheer Showcase
The Spirit Squad will be performing at the 10th Annual Dance and Cheer Showcase at Millard North on November 5th.
We would love to have people come up and support us as we begin competing to get ready for our State Competition in February.
The Spirit Squad is set to perform at approx. 7pm on Nov 5th but we highly recommend that people that are interested in coming purchase their tickets ahead of time at the link in the flyer.
Door open at 5:15 pm!
Elmwood Village Board Special Election
Due to the resignation of three board members at the October 18th board meeting, there will be a special election to fill their positions.
The election is set for Dec. 12; interested candidates have until the close of business Nov. 9 to file with the Cass County Election Office, according to a press release issued by Gale's office. Candidates must be registered voters in Elmwood in order to be eligible for the ballot, the release states.
The Elmwood Village Board and Library are seeking community feedback regarding how we can grow and improve our community and library. We value your feedback, so please consider completing these surveys to continue making Elmwood a great place to live!
The Elmwood Library is seeking feedback on how to better serve the community. The following survey contains questions regarding what the library does well and how the library can improve. Please be as thorough as possible with your answers so we may get the best results. Thank you for helping us improve the Elmwood Library!
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American Legion Post 247 Elmwood Cemetery Cross Project
In 2002 and 2003, the Legion worked diligently to make and place crosses at the grave of each veteran in the Elmwood Cemetery. This added to our already beautiful cemetery and shows the continual respect our community feels for our veterans. Unfortunately, the elements have not been kind to these crosses as they have cracked and some have even broken off. We now find many are beyond repair and must be replaced.
After talking with several fabricators over the past several months and tweaking the design, our first order of the new crosses has been received. They are made of a 1” thick solid PVC-type product that is used in place of teak on the decks of yachts, so should be able to withstand the weather of Nebraska – and they are beautiful! We designed them similar to the crosses in the American Battlefield Cemeteries in Europe and North Africa. The surface is slightly textured to resemble stone and the edges are all rounded.
Over the next few months, we will be removing the old crosses and cement and replacing them with new crosses.The crosses will be installed in an 8” column of concrete approximately 2 feet deep. The column needs to be kept high enough so the mowers don’t hit and damage the crosses.
This will be an approximately $12,000 project to complete. Thanks to a very generous donation, the 200 crosses needed have been ordered. Other generous donations have been received toward installation and removal expenses – cement, rebar, and circular tubes for the concrete, as well as extra crosses to have on reserve. We are continuing to accept donations toward the $3,500 still needed for installation of these crosses.
If you would like to help with this project either through funding or manual labor, please let us know.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make it out to American Legion Post 247, and send to
American Legion Post 247
c/o Bonnie Brewer, Commander
402 East D Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
(please note “Cross Project” in memo)
If you know of other families who have a veteran family member laid to rest in our cemetery, we would appreciate you passing this information on to them.
Activities at the Elmwood Community Center
Craft day is held once a month. The witch lamp and witch tree and ghost are just a couple of the decorations made that day the decoration in the center.
The young witch, Allylynn Sweet helped make the witch tree and lamp.
Kids Day is the last Monday of every month. April Bacon brings her class and they make a dessert and visit with the senior. The daycare from the Methodist Church also visits and has juice. Things are happening at the Elmwood Community Center. If you would like to add an activity or event stop by at lunch and talk to Helen McKinney
The Community Center Thanksgiving meal will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Turkey stuffing, potatoes and gravy. Also pies and all the trimmings.
Elmwood Community Center
(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)
Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am
Coffee, Tea, Milk
(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00
Noon MealsEat in or Take out
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Bits and Pieces 402-994-5755
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday
This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to email@example.com
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