Christmas is Coming!
The Kickoff to Christmas in Seward is coming quickly! Starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 29th, Santa will arrive on the Fire Truck, there will be live reindeer on the Square, a fruitcake toss, and other reindeer games. The Winter Wonderland will also open next to Seward Physical Therapy on 418 Seward St.
Have some Family Fun at Olde Glory Theatre and Community Hall at 4th and Jackson from 2-4 pm. There will be Horse and Wagon rides sponsored by Zabka Funeral Home out front and crafts and activities inside.
In the evening, is the Lighted Christmas parade starting at 5:30 pm. Would you like to be a part of the parade or sponsor a float or other activity during the season? See the forms below for more information. Join us in making our Fourth Annual Christmas Festival a spectacular event this year!
On Thursday, July 24, key donations were announced for Olde Glory:
- $ 5,000 - Jones National Bank and Trust
- $ 5,000 - The Cattle National Bank and Trust
- $ 5,000 - Dr. J.B. and Carla Ketner
- $ 5,000 - Trish and Harvey Davisson
- $ 6,000 - Lieske Family in memory of Carol J. Lieske
- $12,000 - Goehner Centennial Players
Each year, the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension office for Seward County offers a leadership series to help cultivate professional growth and capacity in individuals who want to give back though community involvement and volunteering. Nominations are not required for particpation. Interested parties can submit an application directly.
Deadline for nominations and application to participate have been extended to Tuesday, September 9, so there's still time!
Home-based Business Show
Home-based businesses play an important role in our national, state and local economy. This year marks the Chamber's first show catering to those businesses. Scheduled to correspond with the Jr. Women’s Craft Show, this show is sure to generate traffic and sales tax revenue. If you have a home-based business and would like to participate in the show, click the link below for more information.
Join Us Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vendors attending thus far include:
- Arbonne - Brenda Walter
- It Works - Jamie Rosenthal
- Jamberry - Vicki Lieske
- Juice PLus - Kit Landkamer
- Mary Kay - Becky McGowan
- Oragami Owl - Kelly Roberts
- Pampered Chef - Jody Shaw
- Paparazzi Jewelry - Shelly Nelsen
- Premier Designs - Samantha Jensen
- Scentsy Family Fragerances - Laurie George
- Tastefully Simple - Rachel & Helen Pope
- Thirty-one - Diane Struble
- Tupperware - Sarah Wunderlich
- Usborne Books and More - Miriam LeBlanc
- Wildtree - Tina Schaben
For information on the Jr. Women's Craft Show, using the following link:
Seward Armory to Become Military Museum
Rennovations are set to begin shortly that will transform Seward's 1956 Armory into the state's National Guard Museum. Officials are excited about the significant stories that will be told through the new facility. The renovation will be completed in three stages, with the majority of work to be completed by June 2015. A July 4, 2015 grand opening is planned for the facility.
Read the complete strory: Press Release
The Nebraska National Guard UH-1H Huey pictured is housed at the Seward Airport through Whisler Aviation's efforts; it is indicitive of some of outdoor displays that could be brought to Seward through this project.