Annual Sam Wymore Days returns Friday and Saturday with a moon-landing theme

Annual Sam Wymore Days returns Friday and Saturday with a moon-landing theme
Wymore was first platted in 1881 as a railroad town by Sam Wymore. The annual 'Wymore Days' festival is a celebration of the town's history.

WYMORE – The annual ‘Sam Wymore Days’ festival takes place this Friday and Saturday in Wymore.

The southern Gage County community was first platted in 1881 by Sam Wymore as a railroad town. For the past 32 years, the town has celebrated its history every June with Wymore Days.

Activities this year include a variety of kids’ games, a block party, beer garden, parade, BBQ and plenty more.

Brian Polson is the president of the Southern Gage Community Pride Group. He says Wymore Days is a great opportunity to show off the good things happening in the community.

“We get people from Kansas and all over Nebraska that used to live here,” Polson said. “It’s a good reunion for everybody. We want to show off our town. There’s been improvements going on, there’s continued improvements. Everyone is trying their hardest to put Wymore back on the map.”

This year’s theme of ‘Wymore Days’ is To the Moon and Back to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

NASA Ambassador Julie Allen, of Lincoln, will speak about the history of the moon landing on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre.

In addition the Offutt Air Force Base Brass Band will perform at the Wymore Community Center from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, following the parade which starts at 10:30 a.m.

The parade starts at 7th and M St., and it will be broadcast live on KWBE 1450 AM and 94.7 FM.

Polson estimates over 2,000 people make their way in and out of Wymore Days by the time the weekend is over.

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