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Things gearing up for Harvest Fest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 16:13

By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta’s Harvest Fest is just two weeks away and the planning committee is busy putting the final touches on the schedule and activities during the four-day celebration.

Things will kick-off on Thursday, July 26 with a pancake supper at the Wauneta Senior Center.

Activities on Friday, July 27 begin mid-afternoon with pool Olympics and a diving contest at the pool, snow cones and a mini track meet at the park.

That evening the Lions Club will host a walking taco feed and people can join in on a walk to health, sand volleyball or softball at the park and ball field.

For those who would rather stay indoors, the Chateau Theatre will be open as usual, showing Katy Perry, Part of Me.

Saturday is always the busiest day of Harvest Fest and this year will be no exception. Activities start early on Saturday, July 28 with the Yucca Run (entry forms are available at Valley Bank) and BW Telcom’s courtesy breakfast.

Later that morning the Champa Group will host the eighth annual digital photo contest. Photo entries are due July 26 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Go to for instructions on how to submit your photos.

The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team will be serving up root beer floats before and during the parade.

The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. MT/ 11:00 a.m. CT. The theme is “Windy Wauneta, Catch the Breeze.” Parade entry forms are available at Valley Bank. After the parade there will be a fundraiser lunch served at the Senior Center by the DaMoude family.

The afternoon will also feature a nickel scramble for preschoolers and a scrabble run for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. The nickle scramble and scrabble run will be held at Valley Bank.

If it’s hot outside, there will be the perfect opportunity to cool off during the water fights on main street. Good Times will also offer nickel beer again this year.

New this year is a photo and quilt show at the high school gymnasium. The show will feature quilts and photos from the last 125 years.

The Wauneta swimming pool will host free swimming that afternoon as well.

The Wauneta-Palisade FFA chapter will host the duck race that afternoon. After the duck race there will be a tractor pull on main street followed by a free barbeque on main street. The St. Paul Lutheran church will serve pie and ice cream during the barbeque.

That evening boasts another new event, Wauneta’s Got Talent, at the Chateau Theatre. The non-judged show will feature locals performing a variety of talents.

Saturday night offers a choice of entertainment. There will be a dance at the Legion sponsored by the Wauneta Chamber and the Chateau Theatre will be open too.

Things wrap up Sunday, July 29 with lunch at the Sweet Shop and a movie that evening.

Times and locations of the events are subject to change. A final version of the schedule will be printed in the July 26 edition of the Breeze.


It’s not too late to get involved!

The Harvest Fest committee is still looking for volunteers to help with the quilt and photo show at the school Saturday afternoon.

The show is also still accepting quilt submissions. All types of quilts made in the last 125 years are welcome.