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“Growing Together”
August 22, 2007

Elmwood Murdock Merchant’s Association presents
4th Annual

“ElMur Fest”
(formerly Elmwood - Murdock Great Bike Race)
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Elmwood, NE


FEARFESTa “Fear Factor”™ Middle School Competition

Kids Games, Kids Bike Race

Food, Fun, Prizes

Quilt Show

EMMA is proud to reveal this year's ElMur Fest graphic which depicts features of Elmwood and Murdock to be proud; history, agriculture, industry, school, faith, recreation and tourism. Look real close and you'll see the first Barn Quilt in the upper
right corner.
Special thanks to Pat Ervin of Murdock and of Ervin & Smith Advertising in Omaha for the graphic design work, and to Jesse Petersen of Lincoln
for his beautiful illustration.
Click here to download a coloring page for kids. Kids - can you find the Knight? Bring your colored page to ElMur Fest for exhibit. Color postcards of the graphic are available for sale, and T-shirts too!

September 8 th is “ElMur Fest” , a day for the communities of Elmwood and Murdock to come together for good food, fun, exhibits, celebration, competition and racing excitement. The Elmwood Murdock Merchant's Association is hosting the fourth annual celebration which has been renamed “ElMur Fest” to depict all the community events. The anchor event is the “ElMur” Nebraska State Road Race Championship for semi-pro bike racers. A Local Fun Race and Kids Bike Races are fun for everyone. See the full schedule of events below.

QUILT SHOW by The Oxbow Quilters, with Barn Quilt Project exhibit.
From 11-4pm, the Oxbow Quilters group will be bringing their handiwork for exhibit to the First Christian Church. The church will be filled with beautiful quilts and descriptions of each work. Also at the Quilt show will be an exhibit for the FLBA Barn Quilts project that won national FBLA awards.
Pie and Ice Cream will be served at the Quilt Show between 1 and 3pm.

FEARFEST – a “Fear Factor”™ Middle School Competition
All kids in grades 6 to-8…. get your courage ready for “Fear Fest”, a fearsome competition, ala “Fear Factor” ™ style. Each team of 4 kids will attempt GRUESOME tasks and try to outstand, outwit and outbrave the other teams. Prizes and BRAGGING RIGHTS await the champions. Teams should sign up at school. Cost is $5 per person if you sign up before Sept 8, on Sept 8 is $7 per person.

Kids Events are Fun for Everyone!

Mom! Dad! Be sure to bring the kids, bring the bikes and the helmets for the KIDS BIKE RACE, Grades 3-6. This requires a helmet and a signed parental release. Info will be sent home from school

Moonwalk, Bungee Basketball and more… there are lots of kids events planned for fun, fun, fun!!!


Special Postage Cancellation
Planned for Elmwood, NE 68439
September 8, 2007

The postmasters in Elmwood and Murdock
have worked to secure a special postage
cancellation for “ElMur Fest”. Rose and
Angie will be here from 10 am – 2 pm on
that day to apply this collectible postage
mark. For an extra special collectable,
you can buy an “ElMur Fest” postcard
and get it stamped.

Schedule of Events
All events at Elmwood School
Registrations for events opens
Race Launch - Nebraska State Championship Road Race
9am - 4pm
Kids games; Moonwalk, Bungee Basketball and more
Local Fun Race launch
Kids Bike Races
10am - 2pm
"ElMur Fest" Postage Stamp Cancellation
Local Fun Race finish and Awards

challenge begins
11am - 4pm
Quilt Show at First Christian Church
GAR Museum Open
11am - 5pm
Bess Streeter Aldrich Open
Race finishes begin by category
Race Awards
Fear Fest Finals
1pm – 3pm
Pie and Ice Cream at Quilt Show (1st Christian)
Bike Drawing, Prize Drawings
Decorated Bike Award
Pajama Day, Flying Wheels

Call for Volunteers

ElMur Fest is a community event that is building every year. It requires over 50 volunteers to put on all activities. We love our volunteers and treat them to a T-shirt or Lunch. Join the excitement - if you have a couple of hours you can give us on Sept 8th, please contact Marie asap at 867-2002, or

To download and print ElMur Fest brochure click here.


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