Lots going on this week and this weekend - and none of the activities are very far away. One advantage of living in or near Alvo is that we aren't very far away from some of the top attractions in Nebraska. (That had to be pointed out to me by Deb "Jill of all trades" Kirkpatrick.)
This Thursday and every Thursday until early September is 'Hops, Props and Wings' from 1800 to 2000 (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for you civilians) at the SAC Air and Space Museum. This is the best kept secret around. 2 hours of live music ranging from very good to great from Omaha and Lincoln bands and groups, along with Nebraska brewed Bravo Echo Echo Romeo, soft drinks and chicken wings. Costs $12 per person (usual admission fee); $3 for the hops; $1 for soft drinks and water; $5 gets you 6 wings naked, Cajun, hot, BBQ, blue cheese or ranch. If you know anyone with a family membership, let them adopt you for the evening. By the way, you can wander around the museum and look at some great aircraft.
This Saturday from 3:30 until 8:30 PM is the Neal and Jen Wilhelm Benefit Spaghetti Supper and Raffle.
Good food, good cause!
If you want to make a long day Saturday, start off with the Camp Creek Thresher Show east of Waverly - 17200 Bluff Road - Not very far away! Just don't overdo the all you can eat pancake breakfast so you'll have room for spaghetti in Alvo later. This year the featured tractors are the original Big Red - International Harvester Co.
Camp Creek Details
Gas Engines * Steam Engines * Antique Tractors * Steam Crane * Draft Horses * Corn Shelling * Drug Store * Post Office * Baker Fan * Dynamometer * County Church & Church Services * Depot * Saw Mill * Power House * Butter Making * Summer Kitchen * Miniature Railroad * Blacksmith Shop * Petting Zoo * School House * Flour Mill * Threshing & Baling Demonstrations * Country Store * Print Shop * Saddle & Harness Shop * Plowing & Field Demonstrations * Rock Crusher * Vintage Craftsmen * Children's Playground * Antique Vehicles * Outdoor Flea Market * Antique Tractor Pull * Children’s Pedal Pull * Barbed Wire Collection * Raffle * Food on Grounds * Camping Available * Entertainment * Bees *
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
Handicapped parking available
News you can use (not original, but I'm not a pro at this)
Can this save you money?
The Village Board bought and paid for the installation of a new fire hydrant on the Cass County Rural Water District 12 inch line just west of Nebraska 63 and Fletcher. Through an interlocal agreement, Alvo Fire Department has access to 200,000 gallons of water. ISO rates villages, towns and cities for fire protection ability. Adding 200,000 gallons to our current 20,000 gallons will improve Alvo's rating which will affect homeowner's insurance rates. Currently Alvo is rated at 9, which is the lowest possible rating. The recovery capacity (how much water can be pumped to replace tower use) for both systems is doubled from the village system. Once Alvo's fire protection capability is evaluated, the ISO rating should be lowered, which will lower insurance rates. The kicker is that you must notify your insurance agent. Keep an eye on the newsletter and Village Board minutes for updates.
Thank Deb Kirkpatrick for painting and planting.
Deb cleaned the rust off the entry doors to the Fire and Rescue Station earlier this week and got the Village Office and Fire/Rescue doors painted.
While she was waiting for the doors to dry, she planted an ornamental grass is the center of the Alvo Botanical Garden. The peonies, lilies and iris are courtesy of Ryan and Kelly Anderson from their lots northeast of the Fire and Rescue Station.
Please, please, please send me some personal milestones!
Actually, this past week was pretty good locally - not so good if you are a black kid wearing a hoodie at night in suburban Florida. Both Sunday car wrecks caused relatively minor injuries - which is good for those on the motorcycle and in the cars.
Rescue Squad meeting tonight at 7:00 PM. Welcome new squad member - Kelly Anderson.