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Busy Harvest Festival weekend starts today PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:27

By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze


This weekend’s Harvest Festival in Wauneta is chuck full of activities for the entire family.

Things kick off tonight at the Senior Center with a pancake supper followed by bingo.

The momentum keeps going Friday afternoon with Pool Olympics, snow cones by the employees of Sunrise Heights and a mini track meet sponsored by Valley Bank and Trust at the park.

That evening the Lions Club will host a walking taco feed followed by 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 offers a variety of activities throughout the day. Activities start early with the Yucca Run, Free One Mile Fun Run and BWTelcom’s courtesy breakfast.

Later that morning the Champa Group will host the eighth annual digital photo contest.

At nine the Southwest Nebraska Entrepreneurs Craft Fair opens at the Senior Center.

A little later Saturday morning 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.” After the parade there will be a fundraiser lunch served at the Senior Center by the DaMoude family.

After the parade there are several activities for Harvest Fest goers to choose from. Valley Bank is hosting the nickel scramble for preschoolers and a scrabble run for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. At the same time Harchelroad Motors will host the poker run.

Saturday afternoon the water fights offer the perfect chance to cool off. Good Times will also offer nickel beer again this year.

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

Those interested in learning about Wauneta’s newest nonprofit organization can see what they are all about at the Mercy Meals open house from 1 to 3.

The Wauneta swimming pool will host free swimming Saturday afternoon again this year.

Mid-afternoon Saturday there will be a Cody Fanning Memorial Horseshoe Tournament at the park.

The Wauneta-Palisade FFA chapter will host the duck race at the river. After the duck race there will be a pedal tractor pull on main street for youth aged four through 12. The top four contestants will be eligible to move on to state competition.

That evening, come out to enjoy a free barbeque downtown on Tecumseh. Remember to bring a lawn chair. Save room for homemade pie, ice cream and drinks served by the St. Paul Lutheran Church ladies during the free barbeque.

The winners of the digital photo contest will be announced during the barbeque.

Directly following the barbeque there will be music on mainstreet provided by My Starving Lion.

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.

Late Saturday night offers a choice of entertainment. There will be a dance at the Legion sponsored by the Wauneta Chamber. Innocent Mischief will provide live music at the dance.

The Chateau Theatre will also be open for another showing of Katy Perry, Part of Me too.

The 2012 Festival will wrap up Sunday with lunch at the Sweet Shop and a movie that evening.

See pages six and seven for more information and a full schedule of events.

While in town, be sure to take time to shop Wauneta! See specials and welcome messages from area businesses on pages six and seven.