June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
More than 130 entries made the Elgin’s Q125 Grand Parade one to remember. For approximately 90 minutes, people lining both sides of the street in a winding parade route watched floats, vintage tractors and automobiles, a marching band and even a candidate for U.S. Senate (Dave Domina) march through town.
Parade entries were judged in five different categories. Winners were:
Youth — First place, Elgin Public FFA; Second place, St. Boniface and Pope John Schools; Third place, Dohmen Lawn Service
Faith — First place, Elgin United Methodist Church; Second place, St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (Raeville); Third place, St. Boniface Catholic Church (replica)
Family — First place, The Miller’s horse drawn wagon; Second place, Zegers Family; Third place, Schmitt Family
Farm — First place, Elgin Livestock & Baum Brothers; Second place, Hoefer Family; Third place, Thiele Dairy
Business — First place, Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon; Second place, Bank of Elgin; Third place, Park Center Daycare
A special focus on the TeamMates organization, with a talk by TeamMates founder Dr. Tom Osborne, will highlight the final night of Carnival Days at Petersburg on Thursday, June 26.
Carnival Days is sponsored by the Petersburg Community Club and will be held Tuesday through Thursday, June 24-26.
Thursday evening events begin with a barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Petersburg Fire Station. Petersburg native Paul Koch will be on hand to sign his new book about Nebraska football, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era.
A flag-raising ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a performance by the Boone Central High School Drum Line. Koch will share some of his insights about Cornhusker football. Local TeamMates mentors and board members will be recognized, and Osborne will then speak about the TeamMates organization.
Both a live auction and silent auction are planned that evening, with winners announced at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the TeamMates Mentoring Program.
Carnival Days will open with kids’ races on Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday evening, a “See and Discover” program, Touch-A-Truck, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. A monster truck, combine and fire engine will be among the vehicles on display. Wednesday evening will also feature water fights for all ages-teams of six, and a middle school street dance.
D. C. Lynch Carnival will provide the midway all three days.
The last event of the Elgin Q125 celebration promises to be one of the loudest and most beautiful.
Beginning at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday night, June 22, a fireworks display will light up the sky.
Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittleson said the fireworks display will take place on the east end of the Koinzan Airport runway..
“It should be a heckuva show,” he said about the display which will last somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes.
Alumni from Elgin High School and St. Boniface High School will gather Saturday night for separate alumni banquets.
Both banquets are being held, in conjunction with the Q125 celebration!
The annual Elgin High School Alumni Banquet will be held in the air-conditioned EHS gymnasium. An open house will be held at the school from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.
St. Boniface High School
The 71st annual St Boniface High School Alumni Banquet will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
The evening will begin with Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5:30 p.m.
Social hour will start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
June 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The date has been set for the final rehearsal for the Q125 Community Choir which will perform at the Celebration of the Faiths of Elgin Service.
The final practice will be June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the EHS music room.
The celebration of faith service will be held Sunday morning, June 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Elgin City Park.