Summer activities in full swing; take in your favorites

Monday, June 6, 2011

We shouldn't be surprised with the pace of summer picking up with the passage of Memorial Day, but nevertheless, we are.

Congratulations again to the Community Hospital Health Foundation, Heritage Hills Golf Course and the many other organizations and individuals involved in the 23rd annual John Mullen Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

Organizers are probably still tallying up the proceeds, but it was another successful event benefitting health care in the McCook community, as well as spotlighting one of Nebraska's premier golf courses and the players it attracts.

The weekend just past was typical for June, with the Nebraska Draft Horse and Mule Association summer picnic and plowing contest at Indianola, the 10th annual Museum Summerfest in Oberlin, a memorial tree planting and mystery ride Saturday, grand opening of the McCook Arts Guild's gallery on Norris Avenue, the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Norris Avenue and others we probably overlooked.

This weekend's anchor event will be the 15th annual Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival, which kicks off 10 a.m. Friday with the Wild West Bus Tour, and concludes with a program at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre Saturday night.

In between, there are events at the library, Keystone Hotel, Bieroc Cafe, High Plains Museum, Memorial United Methodist Chirch, Norris House and Norris Park. Check out the special Buffalo Commons insert you received in the Wednesday, June 1 edition, call the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 657-2179 or (308) 345-3200 for ticket information, McCook Community College at (800) 345-8122 or (308) 345-8122 for college workshop information, or visit www.buffalocommons.org

Other events include Friday night stock car races at the McCook Speedway and Community Hospital's Half marathon run/walk for the American Cancer Society is Saturday at Kelley Park, with registration beginning at 6 a.m., the half marathon at 7 a.m. and the 5K run/walk at 7:30 p.m.

Who says there's nothing to do in a small town?

Check out the schedules and we know you will find something you will want to attend. You'll enjoy yourself and you'll encourage those who give so much to make our community a great place to live.

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