McCook Young Leaders say thanks
It was a cold night! But the McCook Young Leaders brought the "First Night" celebration to McCook for the second year in a row. Taking place on New Year's Eve, the event attracted a number just shy of last year's turnout of 800, which is a surprise considering the temperature difference between last year's and this year's event. MYL president, Brett Neverve, gave thanks to all of the sponsors, businesses, and people that made this event possible.
Since this event has such a strong focus on arts and music, the Nebraska Art Council and the McCook Art Guild deserve a big thank you. The Nebraska Art Council's donation of $500 came at just the right time. It really gave us the boost we needed.
The McCook Art Guild put on the "Make Your Own Mask" competition again this year. Since they donated all the materials it took to make the competition possible, we had all the breathing room we needed to make sure the other events were a success.
Before the event, people interested in gaining access to discounts and other features of the event were invited to purchase a First Night button. A total of 643 buttons made their way into the hands of event-goers, which made all the difference when it comes to paving the way for next year's celebration. A big part of making the future of First Night possible is having a team that is dedicated to seeing the event through from start to finish. The McCook Young Leaders extended a big thank you to the MEDC for its support of the First Night event. The MEDC provided their senior business coach, Sue Shaner, to be called upon for anything that the MYL needed. According to President Brett Neverve, it was an asset that was a key part in bringing this event to a reality for this area. The MEDC also provided the MYL with social networking services via Brett Neverve and secretarial services with the assistance of Angela Allen.
Angela kept us organized and up to speed on the many things that we had going on at one time. She was such a great help. From the looks of it, we have the support of the MEDC, the Nebraska Art's Council, and the McCook Art Guild for the foreseeable future, and it is definitely something we are thankful for.
Together, with all of our great sponsors and host businesses, this event became a reality that is bound to become a permanent fixture in this area.
To stay up to date on the MYL and their next First Night event, visit: www.firstnightmccook.com
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