Lime Springs readying for 150th
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:08pm admin
—Four-day celebration to take place Aug. 9-12, 2018
Lime Springs - Members of the Community Club and the residents of Lime Springs are gearing up for a big celebration over the Sweet Corn Days weekend—its 150th celebration!
A 150th committee was formed in fall 2017 to raise extra money and help out the Community Club with extra entertainment throughout the weekend to make it an extra special event.
Not much is changing in regards to Sweet Corn Days. All the same events will be taking place, although they may be bigger and better for this Sesquicentennial year.
Some of the special happenings include:
• History Book—Marcie Klomp is working to update the history of Lime Springs.
“There are three main goals of this book. I want to expand on the history of the town with what was written for the 1968 history book.
“In addition, I am trying to have as complete as possible list of business places and organizations and where they were located. Anyone whose family owned a business or if you have a current business, please write up a description of when it started and any facts you would like included. Send pictures if you can to email@example.com.
“Lastly, I’d like memories. Good, bad or indifferent, people enjoy reading real stories. Please share yours,” she concluded.
• An extra day of activities will start on Thursday. Brad Boice will bring “The King,” Elvis Presley, back to the stage.
Friday entertainment includes the Hepperly Band from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. The 6:30-8:30 music is still being finalized.
Saturday Cabin Fever will play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Next 2 Nothing will play from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
• Lidtke Mill is having a special day of activities with music, food, authentic 1800s era artisans and a cannon salute. More information on this will be coming.
• A beard-growing contest started on March 13, with Amy Norton taking the lead on that event. Winners will be announced on Friday night.
• The Junior and Senior Club got together to order $5,000 worth of bouncy houses on Saturday.
• Details are still being worked out in regards to having a fireworks display out by Lidtke Mill one of the nights.
• The Club is already selling t-shirts and sweatshirts with the 150th logo.
• There are only about seven books left for the lawn mower raffle, which is a fund-raiser for the event. Spring is on the way and pretty soon it will be time to mow lawns. Wouldn’t it be nice to mow with a brand new mower? Stop at City Hall for tickets, or talk to Jerry White or Todd Mensink for tickets.
Anyone with more ideas or who is willing to help with some of the activities should attend the next Community Club meeting on Monday, March 19 at the Community Center at 7 p.m.