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Elgin Bloodmobile Is Friday

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Knights of Columbus Hall will be the site of the Elgin ‘Blood Drive’ on Friday, Aug. 22.
The bloodmobile, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For an appointment, contact Lori Widger at (402) 843-0397.

Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee Kicks Off Friday Near Petersburg

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It’s supposed to feel like ‘summer’ again this weekend, just in time for the 32nd annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee/Rae Valley Old Threshers Reunion.
The three-day event gets underway Friday evening, Aug. 22 and will conclude Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24.
Whether you are young or young-at-heart, been there before or this will be your inaugural visit, there’s something for everyone.
This year’s festivities will get underway at approximately 5 p.m. Friday with the arrival of the tractor cade which began in Creston and finishes at Charlie’s Park.
A favorite from past years, the ‘cream can supper’ will be served at 6 p.m.
Later in the evening, at approximately 8 p.m., there will be an open barn dance and music jam session.
Saturday morning will feature an antique/consignment auction starting at 9 a.m.. Working events will get underway at 11 a.m.
At noon, the stock antique tractor pull will commence along with tractor games. The “Parade of Power” gets underway at 3:30 p.m. New this year will be the Saturday Tractor Cade (short area route) at 4:30 p.m.
For the second night in a row, beginning at 8 p.m., there will be an open barn dance/music jam session.
At dusk will be the steam engine spark show.
Sunday will be Kid’s Day. Bring your kids and grandkids for a day full of activities. The day will start with a non-denominational prayer service.
Following that there will be an antique tractor balance contest, tractor games and working events in the morning. Horse and mule plowing will begin at 12:30 p.m. The kids pedal tractor pull and antique tractor plowing will begin at 1 p.m. Later in the afternoon will be a kids money scramble, t-shirt shooter and other events.
Following the service, action will shift to a crowd favorite — the antique tractor balance contest (timed event).
Working events will commence at 11 a.m. as will another round of tractor games.
Horse and mule plowing will start at 12:30 p.m. In another part of the grounds, an antique tractor plowing session will get underway at 1 p.m.
Also at 1 p.m., there will be a kiddie tractor pull.
For more information, visit www.raevalley.org or go to www.facebook.com/RaeValley.

Wolfpack ‘Tailgate’ Is Tonight

August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Final preparations are underway for the Wolfpack ‘Tailgate’ Thursday evening.
The event, which signals the start of the fall sports season for Wolfpack teams, will be held at the football field. Teachers and school administrators will be preparing and serving hotdogs and hamburgers served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. As part of the evening’s festivities, the Wolfpack volleyball and football team will hold scrimmages. The volleyball team will scrimmage in the air-conditioned EPS gymnasium, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The football scrimmage starts at 6:30 p.m.team will hold their scrimmage at 6:30 p.m.

Community Welcome Picnic To Be September 3

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 2nd Annual Community Welcome Picnic will happen Wednesday, Sept. 3 (rain date 10th) at 6:30 p.m. at the Elgin City Park. This is a picnic to welcome new residents to Elgin and ring in the new school year. Everyone is invited!
Please bring a salad or dessert and chairs. If you’d like to help with the picnic please call Bethany Miller at 402-992-1532 or Faye Kilday at 308-750-5609.

Elgin Bargain Box Opens Friday

August 14, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

This Friday marks the opening of Elgin’s only deliberate not-for-profit business or, perhaps we should say, “giving away any profit” business - Elgin Bargain Box thrift store.  In their mission statement, the business operators explain “After our operating expenses, all proceeds will go to charitable causes. Grant forms will be available in the near future for people to apply. The board of directors will meet each month, discuss the applications and pay out what monies we have available.”
Elgin Bargain Box will accept item donations during their regular business hours (see separate ad below in this issue of the Elgin Review).  As Linda Kerkman puts it, they plan to benefit the community in three ways…”offer local residents an avenue to recycle good but unwanted items, resale those items at low prices and provide funds for charity”.
The thrift store will open its doors on Friday at 10 a.m. at the old Blair Motors showroom building in downtown Elgin. On Friday and Saturday, they will have special hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The business will begin regular operating hours on Monday.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the operation may contact Linda Kerkman at 402-843-8524 or Barb Finn at 402-843-2151.

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