First of all, please let me say to the family of Blaine Redding - I am so sorry for the loss of your courageous young man. I would not have the freedom to write this column without the sacrifice of the men and women in the armed forces. The community's support and prayers are with all of you and always will be.
Friday night, June 18th the "Show and Shine" event is "Motorcycles on Main" from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Last year there were over 200 motorcycles here for the first event. So "cruise" up and down Main Street to check out the many bikes that will be here. This is a great way to spend a summer evening enjoying the outdoors and seeing all your neighbors.
OLD-FASHIONED FATHER'S DAY IN THE PARK
Rhylander Park, Plattsmouth, NE
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Presented by the Plattsmouth Main Street Association
Schedule of Events
For updates: go to www.plattsmouthmainstreet.com
9:00am-11:00am: "Pitch, Hit, and Run" Competition - this exciting
11:00am-1:00pm: Community Picnic (sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks & drinks available for purchase)
Victorian Lawn Games for all ages
12:00pm-1:00pm: Plattsmouth Community Band concert, under the direction of Don Jacobson.
1:00pm-3:00pm: Vintage Base Ball Game played by 1860s rules
"Cass County Railroad Ruffians vs.
Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club of Wichita,Kansas"
(game will be played at the soccer field so bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on)
Crowning of Miss Plattsmouth during the 7th inning stretch (Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce)
3:00pm-4:00pm: Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
"Songs & Stories of the Civil War" by guitarist, Dan Holtz, Nebraska Humanities Council
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED!
PAID FOR IN PART BY CASS COUNTY TOURISM AND NEBRASKA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
For more information, check out their website at: http://www.plattsmouthmainstreet.com
This is from Jan Young, who has done a great job of keeping us informed about the Cass County Relay for Life. Thanks, Jan.
I'm writing to extend an invitation to participate in the American Cancer Society 2010 Relay for Life of Cass County. It will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Plattsmouth High School. The planning of this annual event, which is in its 15th year, begins a month after the previous Relay. It's a huge undertaking but a labor of love for all of our committee members. We want to help the American Cancer Society help all of you and your families in so many ways.
As cancer survivors you are what the Relay For Life is all about - you all are basically the "heart" of it and the reason we all work so hard to make it better every year. I became increasingly involved over the last several years because of my history with cancer (I'm a two time breast cancer survivor -and very proud of it!). Some of my fellow committee members are also survivors and of course we have all been touched by cancer involving loved ones as well.
What I'm asking of you is simple. Please plan to attend the Relay even if only for a short time. We need the opportunity to honor you with a survivor dinner at 5:30 PM (one caregiver for each survivor is also invited) and the celebratory survivor lap at 7 PM which is the start of the twelve hour event. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside all of you. Our goal is to honor 100 (men, women & children) survivors this year. Please keep in mind, we are not limited to only Cass County residents. We are reaching out to survivors near and far.
I ask that you either call our American Cancer Society Staff Partner, Megan Maryott at 1-402-393-5801 X70770 or logon to www.relayforlife.org/casscone and select "Sign Up As A Survivor" and complete the registration - there is no charge for survivors. We are running out of time so please do it soon. If necessary you can register at the Relay that evening too!
It's that simple - will you do it? It won't be quite the same without you!
NEW FUNDRAISER -
Cass County Relay for Life team, "Bronson's Brigade" is having a car wash June 19th at the Plattsmouth State Bank Drive-In facility on Chicago Avenue from noon to 3:00 PM. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay.
This last piece came from Heather Hogue at the Nebraska Game and Parks and thought it was a good reminder of how lucky we are to have these kind of facilities so close to us for enjoyment.
Nebraska Parks Among the Best Family Campgrounds
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska has some of the best state park areas in the nation, according to ReserveAmerica's annual list of the country's Top 100 Family Campgrounds.
Eugene T. Mahoney, Fort Robinson and Ponca state parks (SP) are ranked third, seventh and 25th, respectively, in the top 100 campgrounds.
ReserveAmerica, the nation's leading recreation reservation service, recently announced its top 100 as a guide to help park-goers plan their trips. ReserveAmerica's system handles Nebraska park reservations through OutdoorNebraska.org.
Nebraska parks ranked tops in the nation in many other listings by ReserveAmerica. Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA) is the No. 1 Fishing Spot. Mahoney SP is ranked No. 1 in the following categories: Kid-Friendly Park, Tours and Events and Romantic Spots. Fort Robinson SP is No. 1 in the Scenic Views category.
The remainder of categories and rankings for Nebraska parks are:
Amazing Spots - 3. Fort Robinson SP
Biking Trails - 5. Platte River SP, 9. Chadron SP
Bird-Watching Spots - 4. Ponca SP, 11. Fort Kearny SRA
Canoeing Spots - 3. Ponca SP
Educational and Historical Facilities - 3. Fort Robinson SP, 9. Ponca SP
Fishing Spots - 8. Lake Ogallala SRA, 11. Calamus Reservoir SRA
Hiking Trails - 4. Fort Robinson SP, 8. Indian Cave SP, 9. Ponca SP
Kid-Friendly Parks - 3. Fort Robinson SP
Park Beaches - 2. Lake McConaughy SRA, 9. Calamus Reservoir SRA
Picnic Areas - 5. Platte River SP, 7. Niobrara SP
Romantic Spots - 4. Ponca SP
Scenic Views - 16. Niobrara SP
Tours and Events - 9. Niobrara SP
Unique Cabins - 3. Fort Robinson SP
The selection of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds was based on testimonials, campground ratings and feedback provided throughout the year by park rangers, regional park managers and campers.
For more information on Nebraska state park areas, visit OutdoorNebraska.org. For more information and to view the complete Top 100 Family Campground list and all categories, visit active.com/outdoors/Articles/2010-Outdoor-Awards-Americas-Top-Campgrounds.htm.
A visit to a Nebraska state park area requires a Park Entry Permit.
Have a good week everyone and I will see you downtown on Friday night and at the Park on Sunday for sure. (complete with costume on Sunday...)
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2010