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Wauneta’s Harvest Festival two short weeks away PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:24

By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze

 

Wauneta’s annual Harvest Fest celebration is just around the corner. The four-day event will kick off on Thursday, July 24 with a pancake supper at the Wauneta Senior Center and a special showing of the Broadway play, “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Chateau Theatre.

Several activities are planned for Friday afternoon including a puzzle contest at the Wauneta Senior Center where teams of two or three will compete to see who can put together 500 piece puzzles the fastest. The Village of Wauneta will also offer Pool Olympics that afternoon at the Wauneta Swimming Pool.

Wellstone Industries will also host kids activities at the park Friday afternoon. The Lion’s Club will host their popular Walking Taco feed at the park starting at 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT.

Friday evening there will be sand volleyball and men’s baseball at the park. The third annual Cody Fanning Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will also be held Friday evening this year.

Friday night wraps up with a showing of “Earth to Echo” at the Chateau Theatre.

 

Lots to do Saturday

Saturday things get into full swing with many activities planned for the entire family. The day begins with the annual Yucca Run and Fun Run. Next up will be the annual BW Telcom courtesy breakfast. Viewing of entries in the digital photo contest at Champa Group and the Southwest Nebraska Entrepreneurs craft show will begin at 9 a.m. MT.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT. The theme for the 2014 parade is “Flower Power...Bloomin’ in Wauneta.” Ed and Jo Arenz will serve as Grand Marshals. The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team will be selling root beer floats along the parade route during the parade again this year.

Parade entry forms are available at Valley Bank and the Wauneta Breeze in Wauneta and the Imperial Republican in Imperial.

After the parade there are several activities planned for kids of all ages as well as some great places to eat. Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska will offer an Indian Taco feed at the Legion Hall and Wauneta EMS will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs at the Ambulance Barn.

South West Public Power District will offer bucket truck rides downtown after the parade. Harchelroad Motors will host a Poker Walk after the parade. There will also be a Nickel Scramble for preschoolers and chalk art competition sponsored by Valley Bank after the parade. Chalk artists should plan to bring their own chalk supplies.

The water fights sponsored by the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department kick off at 12:30 p.m. MT/1:30 p.m. CT.

The Village of Wauneta will also host free swimming at the Wauneta Swimming Pool during the afternoon. The Wauneta FFA duck race will begin at 3:15 p.m. MT/4:15 p.m. CT.

Saturday night be sure to come out to share a good meal and conversation at the free barbecue on main street sponsored by the Wauneta Chamber. The St. Paul Lutheran Church ladies will also sell homemade pie, ice cream and drinks during the barbecue.

After the meal, Wauneta FFA will host a Barnyard Olympics on main street.

The evening will end with the showing of “Earth to Echo” at the Chateau Theatre and a mainstreet concert featuring the Sherman County String Band. The concert and dance will take place on the north end of Tecumseh.

The weekend festival will end on Sunday with a Sunday Dinner offered at the Senior Center. The weekend concludes with a showing of “Earth to Echo” at the Chateau Theatre.

The schedule is subject to change, see more at WaunetaHarvestFestival.com.