2018 Homestead Days Concludes With Big Car Show, Park Activities

BEATRICE – The 2018 Homestead Days Celebration in Beatrice wrapped up on Sunday, with the expected rain avoiding the area.  A huge afternoon crowd attending a classic and street rod car show, along North Fifth Street.

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce President Angie Bruna says it was rewarding to see so many people turn out for the various events, over the past week.

:18                  “awesome to see”

Bruna says setting the location of activities and focusing on visibility helps the celebration draw attendance.   One example is Charles Park, located near the center of the community.

:12                  “in the park”

Exhibits were featured at the Beatrice Public Library, at the Gage County Museum, and Friday through Sunday presentations and features were offered at the Homestead National Monument of America.

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Some car show enthusiasts favoring the former location of the event set up an impromptu show at Chautauqua Park, but the show along Fifth Street next to Charles Park drew far more entries and was the bigger draw.  Bruna feels it’s good to showcase aspects of different areas of the community, as part of Homestead Days, providing enough events so that there is something everyone can enjoy.

:18                  “for future”

Saturday’s parade honored everyday heroes in the community, including veterans, police, sheriffs’ officers, firefighters and medical and emergency medical personnel.  Main Street Beatrice held their annual Ribfest in the downtown.

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