Military Police Detachment Helps Fill AppleJack Festival’s Volunteer List

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce’s AppleJack Festival volunteer list was about half empty earlier this week, but filled in a few days thanks in part to the 192nd Military Police Detachment of the Nebraska National Guard.

NCTC’s Pam Frana said volunteers have always been an important element to the success of the fall festival.

The national guard helps us tremendously with all of our events. We are so thankful to have them. They’re helping us with the parade and the pancake feed. They are going to help us with the band competition. Also, they’ll just be all over Nebraska City just keeping things in order.”

Other volunteers include parade float judges Erin Beethe, Amber Sammons and Aimee Harker. They will judge items such as best entry and best theme out of the parade’s 80 entries.

Three paid judges are lined up for the marching band competition, which includes 19 bands this year.

Frana said Heather Bakula fills an important volunteer role, organizing the marching band competition from bus parking to the trophy presentations.

This year, Nebraska City’s NE 150 committee will be grand marshals of the parade. They are Erv Friesen, Doug and Pat Freidli, Kelly Bequette, Jeanna Stavas, Ted Beilman and Donna Kruse.

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