Heritage Days week off to a good start

Monday, September 24, 2018

It wasn’t originally planned that way, but Sunday night’s Christian concert, postponed by snow last winter, turned into a great kickoff for this year’s Heritage Days week.

Sidewalk Prophets, with openers Carmen Justice and Bonray, delivered an enjoyable concert of contemporary and alternative Christian music to a good crowd at Memorial Auditorium.

The traditional opening event Wednesday will reveal honorees including the honor family, parade marshal, grand marshal and Heritage Days royalty.

That event is part of the MNB Bank Chamber of Commerce mixer, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the bank, 220 Norris Ave.

Family Feud — McCook Style continues the fun 6 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Auditorium, with $5 admission or $10 including a chance to be called as a contestant.

McCook High School alum, Texas oil executive and Emmy winner Wallis Marsh speaks at the George Norris Prayer Breakfast, 7 a.m. Friday at McCook Christian Church, 507 West B, and the film “The Blind Side” will be shown at 8 o,n, at the MHS track and practice football field on West 10th Friday night. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray, and if it’s cold or wet, the movie will be at Memorial Auditorium.

The big day Saturday opens with the Heritage Days 5K run/walk, parade at 10 a.m., at 2 on 2 basketball tournament at the McCook High School Gym at 1 p.m.

Norris Park will be busy, of course, with food vendors, music all afternoon and a memorial unveiling at 1:30 p.m.

Music will move downtown to Citta Deli, 110 West 1, with a street dance, featuring the “Flyover Band,” from 7 to 11 p.m.

Sunday begins with worship service at 10 a.m. presented by the Church of Christ in the Norris Park bandshell, and music that afternoon.

And those are only a few highlights. Watch for other events at the High Plains Museum and George Norris Home.

A more complete schedule, as well as parade lineup, will be published in Wednesday’s Gazette.

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