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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Popcorn Day events planned for Sept. 6

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  • Hamburg’s 54th Annual Popcorn Day is coming up on Sept. 6, and a wide variety of events are planned.
    First thing in the morning a tractor cruise is scheduled, with participants being required to register at 6:45 a.m., and the cruise to start at 7:30 a.m.  
    Participants should meet at the corner of Washington and E Streets.  Marvin Gubser is the contact person for this event, and he can be reached at: 712-382-1138 or by email at:  J.M.GUBSER@GMAIL.COM.
    As usual, there will be a flea market at the park, starting at 8 a.m., and lasting until 4 or 5 p.m.  
    Vendors need to register as soon as possible, and will pay $25 for one space, or $50 for food spaces.  110 and 220 electrical hookups are available, at a cost of $10 per plug-in.  Firearms, alcohol, live animals, and martial arts weapons are not allowed.  
    Sponsors are not responsible for theft, vandalism, or accidents.  Jo Woodward is the contact person for this event, and she says there are still spaces available.  Contact Jo Woodward at 712-382-1459.
    The slow pitch softball tourney will be held in Clayton Field starting at 8 a.m.  
    Teams are to consist of 5 men and 5 women, all over 18, and a fee of $125 per team will be charged.  Any proceeds over the cost of supplies will go to the Kiwanis Foundation.  Jessica Hayes is the contact person for this event, and she says there are 6 teams signed up so far but they hope for 8.
    If no more teams sign up, the game will be played Round Robin.  To register a team, contact Jessica at:  jehayes20@gmail.com, or go to the “Popcorn Days Softball Tournament” page on facebook.
    The library is holding its fundraiser at the Middle School lunchroom, where The Pancake Man will be serving up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  
    There will be a $5 charge, and children under 3 are free.  Proceeds will go to the Friends of Hamburg Public Library.  Ruth Lauman is the contact person for this event, and she can be reached at 712-382-1395.
    Registration for the car show starts at 8 a.m. at the Post Office parking lot, and runs until 12 p.m., with the show running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There is no pre-registration, and there is a registration fee of $15.  Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. for the top 30, plus 25 specialty classes.  Bob Lechner is the contact person for this event and he can be reached at 402-613-8359.
    Children’s games will be available from 9 a.m. to around 11 a.m. near City Hall and the Movie Theater.  Games will consist of:  a frog-jumping contest, chalk drawing contest, musical chairs, face painting, an obstacle course, and naming the mystery object.  Toy prizes will be given out for all games but the chalk drawing, which will have cash prizes.  There is no charge to participate in these games.  Kelly Keasey is the contact person for this event, and she can be reached at 712-382-1478.
    Page 2 of 2 - Archery for all ages will be made available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. between the old Hamburg Reporter Office and the Rainbow building.  Charlie Dovel is providing bows and arrows for this event.  Compound bows will be used, shooting at hay bales with paper targets and balloons.  There is no cost for this event.  Brad and Angie Crum are the contact people for this event, and they can be reached at 402-616-9140.
    Popcorn Day Queen coronation will take place on the Main Street stage at 11:30 a.m.  Any questions can be directed to Melinda Gilbert at 712-382-1212.
    The appointment of the Grand Marshall and Community Service Awards are scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on the Main Street stage, and Judy Holliman or Fred Ashler can be contacted with questions.
    The kiddie and pet parade registration will be held from 11-11:30 a.m., with judging at noon and the parade starting at 12:30 p.m.  Contact Erica Roup for more information at 712-382-0427.
    Grand Parade registration runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Q and Park Streets, with float judging at noon, and the parade starting at 1 p.m.
    There will be entertainment by the Dusty Blue Band, immediately following the Grand Parade at the City Park.  The Dusty Blue Band is a country band that has been a regular for previous Popcorn Days.  There is no charge for this entertainment; bring your own lawn chairs.  For further questions, contact Marvin Oakes at 712-382-2480.
    Karaoke and a teen dance will be held on Main and F Streets starting at 5 p.m.  For more information, Andrea Gibilisco is the contact person.
    An alumni banquet will be held at the elementary school starting at 6 p.m., and more information can be obtained from Curt Crain at 712-828-0927.
    The Flash Dash 5K starts at 8 p.m., and Allison Gregg is the contact person for this event.  She can be reached at 712-382-0928.
    Starting at 9 p.m. and running until midnight, Velvet Crush will be playing at the street dance at Main and D Streets.  This event is a fundraiser for the Fremont County Reserve Deputy Fund.
     

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