Parade of Lights, November 28th
Monday, 05 October 2015 09:50
The public is encouraged to get involved in the “Heart of Christmas Parade” and festivities on November 28th in Valentine. Several civic groups have put together an event to say thank you to the businesses and the community for supporting their activities throughout the year.
There will be a parade of lights at 6pm on 28th with entrants lining up at 5:30 at Valentine Livestock. The parade will end at the corner of Main and 5th streets. Entries for the parade will be available at Old West Days this weekend or at State Farm Insurance. Carol Leonard will be the parade chairman and can be reached at 402 376 1432.
As part of the celebration there will be a Christmas Tree decorating contest. Organizations throughout the community will be decorating trees in business windows competing for prizes and a People’s Choice Award. Any business that would like to have a tree in their window, should contact Eve Miller at 402 425 3303.
Debbie Schipporeit is the overall event chairman and can be reached at 402 376 0471.
Over $10,000 raised Saturday
Monday, 05 October 2015 05:52
The Sandhills Cancer Fund 7th annual Riders Unite for the fight against cancer was held this past Saturday, October 3rd. Many of the activities during the day were postponed because of cold and wet weather. A large crowd showed up for the supper and benefit auctions held in Johnstown at the community hall.
Unofficially, over $10,000 was raised during the event. 100% of the money raised will stay local and be used to help those who suffer from cancer. Over the past 7 years the Sandhills Cancer Fund has given out more than $110,000 to 262 people in 34 communities in the region.