Heritage Days shaping up to be memorable event

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The McCook Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Heritage Days celebration is always a great time, but this year's event is shaping up to be one of the best.

What could be better than a home football game, a family fun night, a 2 on 2 basketball tournament and a drive-in movie? Or, how about a big band performance or televised Cornhusker game?

Those are only the new additions to annual events that always make Heritage Days special.

The McCook Bison will take on arch rival Aurora in Weiland Field at 7 p.m. Friday night, Sept. 25, and across the street at the Graff Events Center, a Family Fun Night ($5 individuals, $20 family) will feature laser tag, face painting, basketball knockout, inflatable obstacle course and more.

The NU-Southern Mississippi football game will be shown in the Norris Park bandshell 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Dixie Geihsler Memorial 2 on 2 and shooting star coed adult/child tournament, benefitting the TeamMates mentoring program, begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the McCook High School gym.

A Red Willow Family Fun Night is 5 to 9 p.m. south of the marina at Hugh Butler Lake, and the Lonnie Lynn Orchestra will play for a dance at the McCook City Auditorium for a free will donation from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Gavin Harsh has again helped organize a drive-in movie night, this year on a bigger inflatable screen, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Because of the demo derby at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds, the event has been moved to the Victory Christian Academy and American Ag Labs parking lot, West Seventh and C.

Big Hero 6 will show at 8 p.m., and The Blind Side will show at 10:30 p.m.

But those are just the special events.

Don't forget the chamber mixer and honor presentations at McCook National Bank Wednesday evening, Sept. 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m., the George W. Norris Foundation Heritage Days Breakfast with speaker Chuck Peek 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Heritage Senior Center; the 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning with registration at 6:30 a.m., the car show and tractor show followed by the Heritage Days Parade at 10 a.m. ("Let the Good Times Roll"); food vendors, arts, crafts and other vendors in Norris Park; the Heritage Sunday Worship by the McCook Church of Christ at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, in Norris Park.

Sixty-three vendors have signed up for slots in Norris Park which promises to make the park a busy and entertaining place as usual.

Congratulations to organizers in advance for what promises to be one of the best Heritage Days ever.

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