Spring 2017 Highlights
Pshew! Does anyone else feel like this spring and summer was jam packed and just flew by?! Nebraska really is just a buzz! Over the course of the spring and summer I got the joy of participating in SO MANY amazing events all over The Good Life State! Here are some highlights from just a few:
BB's got the pleasure of helping Union Bank & Trust celebrate 100 years in business with some fabulous balloon decor at all of their Lincoln locations, and some of their surrounding community branches. A BIG congratulations to Union Bank & Trust, cheers to the Next 100!
I had a BLAST volunteering at MCCDC (Merrick County Child Development Center) this summer!! Working with both preschoolers as well as the school aged kiddos we did yoga poses, games, crafts and even learned how to make a balloon sword together. Thanks for all the fun MCCDC!
BB's and Grosshans Inc had a fabulous time volunteering at Central City's Annual Fly-in Breakfast! One of the things I love most about Central City is how all of our local businesses are ready to jump right in and help one another in any way we can, even if it's just as simple as giving our time. It seems we always receive way more than we feel we've given. We got to enjoy a tasty breakfast, guiding the planes into their spots as well as the opportunity to greet each of the pilots and hear of all the locations, from across the state that they flew in from. Not to mention some pretty fantastic 'seats' to watch the P51 Mustang land and take off. We were thrilled to be able to help with such an awesome event and are delighted to be there next year. If you can make it in 2018, stop by to enjoy breakfast, check out the super cool planes and give us a high 5!!
Scotia, NE had a wonderful 71st annual Homecoming event that BB's had the joy of participating in for the second year in a row! This is a celebration started in 1946 to honor the returning men and women from World War II, it continues today and we still honor those who have fought for our country and those who continue to. It's a free event put on by the community and is a great time. If you've never attended, join me next summer for one great party!
Summer 2017 Highlights
If you missed Loan Tree Days, WOAH- You sure missed out!!! Central City's annual town celebration was AMAZING this year!!! 5 FULL days of activities for the entire family. How incredible to see our entire community out in full effect taking part in all our city had to offer! Central City was a BUZZ and it ROCKED!! There were so many events I couldn't begin to list them all. Summer 2018, if you do nothing else, plan on visiting Central City's Loan Tree Days celebration in July. It's a blast!!
I LOVED celebrating with all of you at Prairie Creek Vineyards newest location in our downtown district!!! They had balloons, bounce houses, bubbles, a band and so much more. Talk about one awesome party and be sure to mark this one on next summers calendar.
We ended our town's celebration with one final BANG! BB's also got the pleasure of taking part in Merrick Medical Center's first annual Celebration of Life & Health! This was a celebration of so many wonderful things and I am so blessed I was able to be a part of it.
In addition to being able to make awesome balloons for all who came I had the joy of creating a beautiful arch as a back drop for the president and CEO's of Merrick Medical Center, Bryan Health and Gov. Pete Ricketts for the proclamation of July 5th being Health & Life Day in Merrick County. The entire event was fantastic with something for everyone and ending with one phenomenal firework show put on by our local Fire Department.
Phelps County Fair
Have you ever been to the Phelps County Fair in Holdrege, NE? If not, you've got to check them out next summer! They put on one great fair. They have balloons, face painting, games galore, rides, a beer garden, photo contest, rodeos, derby's, you name it-they have it! This was my second year celebrating with them and I can't WAIT to be back next year.
One of my favorite things about Phelps County Ag Society is they want their entire community to be able to take part in the Fair celebrations, and that includes all their senior residents as well. For the second year in a row they schedule extra time so I can go to each of the care centers in their area. That way the seniors in their community who cannot attend the fair still get one amazing balloon.
I have to admit, as much as I LOVE making balloons for kids (as well as the kid in all of us) it truly makes my day (week, month, YEAR!!) to see the joy the balloons bring to the seniors. Thank you Phelps County Ag Society for the extra time with the extra special members of your community!
Merrick County Fair
This was BB's first year being able to take part in Merrick County's Fair and what an awesome time it was! A HUGE shout-out and congratulations to ALL the little 4H kiddo's and their families. They did one fantastic job taking care of their animals (pre, during and post fair), showing them, great sportsmanship, as well as honing in all of their 4H skills. Way to go Merrick County 4H Families!!!!
In addition to the fair, I got the pleasure of visiting all 3 of Central City's senior care facilities. They LOVED the balloons and even got the chance to learn how to make a balloon sword in addition to their fun creation made especially for them.
I am truly blessed I got the pleasure of meeting and visiting with so many members of our community, their families, friends and our surrounding communities. I had the opportunity to chat with everyone from those just starting their first days in Central City to those who've lived all of their days here.
These are just a few of the awesome events I had the pleasure of attending this summer. Nebraska is just a buzz all across the state! The Good Life State is a place that really celebrates supporting our local businesses, fostering relationships within the communities and creating fun celebrations everyone in our communities can participate in. Even if we have to bring the celebration to you! :)