Broken Bow – If you came to Broken Bow last August for the Eclipse, you know how the community leaders went out of their way to welcome all with a myriad of activities.
Those same leaders are gearing up for another celebration. The week-end of June 8-10, 2018 the HEAR NEBRASKA, Good Living Tour will have Broken Bow as its first stop of four for the summer.
This is the fourth year that the one-of-a-kind, free, all-ages concert series tours Greater Nebraska. Sponsored by Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Nebraska Community Foundation, the tour’s goal is to show that rural communities have a lot to offer, especially for the youth.
Deb McCaslin, retiring executive director of Custer Economic Development Corporation held an organizational meeting recently with community representatives bringing their ideas for activities for the three- day week-end. “We had to apply to be on the tour, we were accepted last year, but the only week-end left was during the Eclipse week-end, so we had to postpone until this year,” stated McCaslin. “The tour brings some musicians, but we also add to the musical line-up hopefully with our great local talent, as well as offering workshops, and activities for all. The Custer Co. Historical Museum will offer their pie social on, Friday June 8 beginning at 5 p.m. The weekend will be focused on the fine arts. so, to me, that’s dance, music, speech and movement and maybe some sort of classic fine film-because that’s fine art too, just all sorts of things going on. Just very, very excited about this,” McCaslin said.“We will have a barn dance out at the Byway Barn on the east edge of town. Concerts will begin at 5 p.m. on the 9th. The official tour has two days, but we hope to extend our tour to Sunday with Cowboy Church at the fairgrounds and other activities that day.” McCaslin will retire from her job shortly, but she will not retire from promoting and encouraging visitors to Custer county. “We have so much to offer for all ages, and those coming from a distance to enjoy the Good Living Tour June 8th to 10th will truly realize that.”
To learn more about what is being planned for Broken Bow, to give your ideas of how you can get involved or to sign up to volunteer, which is always needed, contact Deb McCaslin, Rick Maas, Custer Co. Tourism chairman, or chamber director, Deb Kennedy. To learn more, go to the website, www.hearnebraska.org