August 10, 2010
Antique and horse-drawn farm machinery will be featured in the 28th annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, near Petersburg.
The event is sponsored annually by the Rae Valley Heritage Association at the Charlie Huisman farm west of Petersburg.
Attractions will include steam engines, gas engines, shingle and saw mills, antique tractors and operating antique machinery.
August 10, 2010
Country music artist Pam Tillis will be performing an acoustic concert at the Event Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale soon. The seating capacity limit will be 500.
August 3, 2010
Members of the Petersburg Community Club discussed the next upcoming event, Bash in the Burg, at their Monday, Aug. 2 meeting.
The Bash is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14, with a Barbecue Challenge, Brew Competition for wine and beer, casino games, kids activities and a street dance. Volunteers will be needed to help stage the second annual event.
The committee held its final meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
“We have already received some entries for the barbecue cookoff,” said Radene Temme.
July 20, 2010
A Golf Challenge and Wine Tasting event, sponsored by the Albion Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1, at the Albion Country Club.
On Saturday, qualifying rounds for the hole-in-one contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Qualifying for the hole-in-one contest will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with semifinals at 4 and finals at 5 p.m.
The nine-hole, four-person scramble tournament starts at 12 noon Sunday. Each team member will receive a ticket to the steak dinner and awards at 6 p.m.
Also planned on Sunday in the ACC clubhouse are a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a wine tasting with h’ors doeuvres from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the wine tasting, silent auction and steak dinner can be purchased separately from Albion Chamber of Commerce members, or at the Chamber office, 420 West Market St.
July 20, 2010
St. Edward Community Club will be holding the annual Beaver Valley Days celebration Friday through Sunday, July 30 – Aug. 1.
A wide variety of tournaments, contests and activities are planned over the three days.
The grand parade will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Registration will be held at 10th and Washington Streets.
July 6, 2010
If it’s an activity of interest in Boone County, chances are good that it will be part of the 2010 Boone County Fair schedule.
The list includes concerts, youth events, livestock shows, auto races, classic cars, farm equipment displays, antiques, a big parade and much, much more.
The fair entertainment events open Saturday, July 10, and continue through Wednesday night, July 14, at the fairgrounds in Albion.
“Long Run,” an Eagles tribute band, and rising country musician Tate Stevens will kick off the evening schedule on Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Saturday will also be open class entry day, and a grill-off will be held at 2 p.m. under the grandstand. The annual two-day gun show will begin Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m.
The fair offers several new events this year. See details in the July 7 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.
June 29, 2010
Although Albion’s community fireworks display should be over in less than half an hour this Friday night, July 2, it will be one of the biggest and best displays staged in the community in recent years.
The display should begin at about 10:30 p.m. Friday just north of Boone County Raceway. It is sponsored by the City of Albion with pledges and donations of more than $6,000 from local businesses, individuals and organizations.
The project originated with an idea of creating a unified Independence Day event that the community could rally behind. First, a fund drive was held to raise the money for fireworks, which have been sponsored by the raceway on its own for about 10 years.
More details in the June 30 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.
June 22, 2010
Boone County Health Center will host an open house for its new Phase III addition and facilities this Sunday, June 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. The program will be at the loading dock, south side.
State Sen. Kate Sullivan will be the guest speaker. Tours will be available after the program.