Her Top Three: Festival of Lights & More
13 Dec, 2012
Written by Heather Riggleman
Hey folks, there are a lot of fun things going on this week. I’ll be at the Beauty and Beast event tonight, if you’re there, stop by and say hello! I’ll post pictures tomorrow.
Moving on–Soon we will have our Community Calender up; we hope you all will submit events from YOUR community. Whether you’re from Kearney, York, Hazard, or Imperial, we want to know what is going on in your neck of the woods–state, panhandle, you get it.
My choices for the TOP 3 Events are:
1. Festival of Trees
This year marks the 30th year area clubs and community groups have brightened the Museum with beautiful – and sometimes very creative – Christmas trees during Festival of Trees. It allows non-profit youth and adult clubs to showcase their organization with decorations reflecting the purpose of the club. Each tree is distinctive, and who knows, you may get an idea for decorating your own tree!
“This is an excellent way for area clubs and community groups, as well as local area businesses, to show off what they do all year long,” said Museum curator Teresa Kreutzer-Hodson. “It is always fun to see the inventive ways the trees and wreaths can be decorated.” Last year, nearly 60 groups, including Scouts, 4-H clubs, and other non-profit organizations participated in brightening the Museum. For more details, please contact Teresa Kreutzer-Hodson at 402-461-2399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Trees and wreaths will be on display November 17 through January 1, 2013.
You can find more info at Visit Hastings Nebraska.
2. Candy Cane Lane – Superior, Nebraska
About: Lighted Christmas Displays at Lincoln Park from day after Thanksgiving up to and including New Year’s Day
Mission: To bring the biggest and brightest displays and decorations to our small town so the surrounding communities can enjoy the Christmas spirit with us. A community event that is family oriented to help bring to life the true spirit of Christmas.
Description: Volunteers work to decorate a five block area so visitors from all over can drive through in the evenings to watch the many animated displays. Funded solely by donations that are used to increase and repair the displays. Currently upgrading to LED lights. A new display that is a dancing light show gives a half hour performance of dancing lights to your favorite holiday tunes. For three/four special weekend evenings Hayrides are given through the park with Hot Chocolate and Chili waiting at the Scout Cabin upon your return. Open every evening 6-9 pm through the Christmas season.
Visit their Facebook page for more info.
3. PBR Pro Division
If you like to cowboy up, you can see professional riders this weekend in Kearney! Visit the Buffalo County Fairgrounds for more info.