May 22, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Boone County Historical Society will present their third annual “Decoration Day” event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Fuller Park (near the museum grounds) in Albion.
This year’s featured speaker will be Pulitzer Prize nominee Joe Starita, Associate Professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNL and the author of “I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice”, Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2012 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. Mr. Starita will discuss Ponca chief Standing Bear’s struggle to bury his son in Nebraska and the landmark legal decision which resulted.
The afternoon will also feature displays of quilts by Janet Atkinson, traditional Norwegian Hardanger embroidery by Ellen Norskov, braided rugs by Donna Kruse, woodcarving by Wayne Boilesen, and blacksmithing by Joe Vorbony. Native American artifacts will also be on display.
Patriotic/Civil War music will be provided by Elton Flodman and Pat Boilesen. The Boone County Historical Society Museum will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend. Museum hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission is free and those attending should bring lawn chairs. In case of bad weather this event will be moved to the Casey’s building at the Boone County Fair Grounds. For more information, please contact Boilesen at 402-395-6558 or Paul Hosford at 402-395-6727.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides funding for this program. Humanities Nebraska receives support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other funding provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.
The Q125 Cemetery Walk Committee is looking for vintage clothing from the 1900-1930’s. “We would like to check locally before we rent some at a costume shop. We need both men and women’s clothing to costume our participants,” said Paula Jensen. “For the men we need black suits, white shirts and vintage ties along with formal hats (i.e. Top Hat or Derby). The women need to be dressed in long dresses or blouses with long skirts and hats or bonnets. We are not sure on sizes, but let us know what you have.” Do you have clothing that you or your family wore for the centennial? If you would be willing to loan it to the committee or you have any questions, call Jensen 402-843-5977.
The mobile food pantry, sponsored by various churches in Antelope County, will be dispersing food on Tuesday, May 20, from 5-7 p.m., at the American Legion Club in Neligh. The goal is to provide free food to those whose needs are great and resources are limited without being restricted by income guidelines. Items include canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and desserts. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Bring your own boxes or bags. Volunteers who want to help are asked to be there at 4 p.m.
Elgin’s Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be holding classes May 27, 28 and 29, at the Elgin United Methodist Church from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. each evening.
A program to showcase what the children have learned will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 29. This year’s theme is the ‘The Ten Commandments” and children 3 yrs. - 6th grade are welcome.
Older youth and adults are welcome as teachers/helpers.
For more information or to enroll your child or to volunteer to help, please call Chris Redding - 402-843-2342 or Pastor Janet Davis - 402-368-8086.
The Elgin FCCLA is hosting a Burger Bash on Tuesday, May 20 from 11:30 am - 1 p.m. on the Eagle’s Nest (picnic tables east of the high school).
Each plate will consist of a hamburger, chips, bar and a drink. It is a free-will Donation.
Come support the FCCLA National Qualifiers as the Elgin FCCLA Chapter will be sending their first groups to Nationals in San Antonio, Texas on July 6-10.