CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY

Wild Game Feed
Eddyville Fire Department
January
Eddyville Community Hall
Contact Charles Stryker, Fire Chief
(308) 858-4410

FEBRUARY

Pancake Feed
Eddyville Fire Department
Eddyville Community Hall
Contact Charles Stryker, Fire Chief
(308) 858-4410

MARCH

Birthday Supper
Hedglind-Welliver American Legion #225
3rd Sunday in March
Contact Bernadine Sullivan
(308) 858-4579

30th Annual Eddyville Dinner Theater
"Trapped in a Villain's Web or Weave Me a Loan"
Saturday, March 19th Dinner at 6 pm with play to follow
Sunday, March 20th Play at 3 pm with dinner to follow
Soup, sandwiches and homemade pie
Eddyville Community Hall
Contact Barb Burr (308) 858-4601

APRIL

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sumner Commercial Club
Sumner Park
Email: sumnercommercialclub@yahoo.com
At the Annual Easter Egg Hunt plastic eggs are hidden in the Sumner Park prior to the event.  Kids ranging in age from toddler to school age are welcome to participate.  Area businesses provide prizes in the form of candy, fruit and other small items.  With as many as 38 local businesses participating it is quite an exciting event.

MAY

Memorial Day Services
John Lloyd American Legion Post #41
Memorial Day
Sumner

Memorial Day Dinner
Miller Senior Citizens
Memorial Day

Buzzards Roost Spring Trail Ride
Eddyville Trail Riders

9:00 am
Meet at Eddyville Rodeo Grounds
Contact Roy Gerht (308) 858-4676 for reservations to ride the hayracks.
Come and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in "the Roost".  Ride, sack lunch at noon, barbeque after the ride.  Hay racks available for those without 4 legged transportation.  $12.00 per adult.  Special price for kids 12 and under.  Overnight camping available.  Breakfast at the Cattlemen's.  Prizes to be given away.

JUNE

41st Annual Rodeo
Eddyville Trail Riders
7:00 pm both nights
Eddyville Rodeo Grounds
Contact Paul Rieker (308) 324-5254

Girl’s and Boy’s State Dinner
Orval-Greeley American Legion Post 351 and Auxiliary Unit 351

JULY

Annual Commercial Club Dinner & Turtle Race
Sumner Commercial Club
Sunday before 4th of July
11 am – 1 pm
Sumner Community Hall
Email: sumnercommercialclub@yahoo.com
This annual dinner helps to kick off Sumner's 3rd and 4th of July Celebration.  Roast beef dinner and homemade desserts are served.  Proceeds go to the Commercial Club to help fund the Easter Egg Hunt, July 3rd & 4th Celebration, Soup & Santa and other Commercial Club sponsored events throughout the year.  Adults $5 and children under 5 $3.  Turtle Race immediately follows.  This exciting event takes place outside of the Community Hall in the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street.  Children can bring their own "pet" turtle or can "adopt" a turtle provided by the Commercial Club.  Ribbons are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Overall Champion.  Raffle Tickets and Boat Race entries are available for purchase during the event!

Alumni Banquet
S-E-M Alumni Association
High School Gym

Sumner 3rd & 4th Annual Celebration
Sumner Commercial Club
July 3 & 4
Schedule of Events
Sumner
Contact Doug “Tub” Hoos
(308) 752-3465
Email: sumnercommercialclub@yahoo.com
Each year on July 3rd and July 4th the town of Sumner, Nebraska celebrates Independence Day with a two day celebration. Activities begin on the morning of the 3rd with a Dodge Ball Tournament and a Basketball Tournament in the SEM Gym. The 1st Round Co-Ed Sand Volleyball tournament will be held at the ball fields. The Sumner Saddle Club hosts an amateur open rodeo with contestants from all over Nebraska and surrounding areas. The parade will begin at 10:30 am on July 4th and is sure to please with prizes awarded in Commercial/Business, Antique Auto, Classic Auto, Horse & Rider, Juvenile Entries, Adults Entry, Saddle Club, Club/Civic, Church, Team & Wagon, Antique Tractor, Special/Unique, and Theme. With as many as 100 entry this is one of the largest parades in the state of Nebraska. The parade is traditionally followed by family activities including Foot Races and Money Pile at the football field, FBLA Luncheon at the Community Hall, Car Show and entertainment in the park. The Sumner Volunteer Fire Department provides a free-will donation BBQ supper in the park followed by Fireworks Display at dusk. Join us for this family friendly event!

Annual Rodeo
Sumner Saddle Club
July 3 & 4
Sumner Rodeo Grounds
Contact Marcia Berg 308-752-3785 or 308-750-2112 The Sumner Saddle Club will be hosting their 58th Annual Open Rodeo the two days of competition are planned at 7 pm on Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th at 1:30 pm following the parade. The 34 member Sumner Saddle Club originally started meeting on private property west of Sumner and later purchased its current location south of Hwy 40 in Sumner. As one of the last amateur rodeos in Nebraska, over 300 contestants from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming are expected with as many as 65 rough stock riders. Contestants can compete in saddle bronc, bare back, bull riding, junior bull riding, calf tying, team roping, barrel racing, ladies break away roping, steer wrestling and wild horse races. Rough stock will be provided by Hughes and Williams Rodeo Productions, Riverdale, NE. To participate please contact Marcia Berg 308-752-3785 or 308-750-2112. Buy your favorite cowboy or cowgirl during Calcutta at Tub's Pub.

AUGUST

Back to School Picnic
Car Show and Barbeque
Miller Rural Volunteer Fire Department
3rd Saturday in August
Main Street and in front of Miller Fire Hall

SEPTEMBER

Mud Drags
September 17th, 2011
Contact Charles Stryker
Proceeds go towards maintenance of the Eddyville Community Building.

28th Annual Buzzards Roost Trail Ride
Eddyville Trail Riders
September 18th, 2011
9 am
Meet at Eddyville Rodeo Grounds
Contact Roy Gerht (308) 858-4616
Come and enjoy the beautiful fall colors in "the Roost".  Ride, sack lunch at noon, barbeque after the ride.  Hay racks available for those without 4 legged transportation.  $12.00 per adult.  Special price for kids 12 and under.  Overnight camping available.  Breakfast at the Cattlemen's.  Prizes to be given away.

NOVEMBER

Annual Harvest Dinner
Miller Christian Church
2nd Sunday in November
Miller Community Hall

DECEMBER

Sumner Santa Clause and Soup Dinner
Sumner Commercial Club
Sumner Community Hall
Email: sumnercommercialclub@yahoo.com

Eddyville Soup and Santa
Village Board and Eddyville Rural Volunteer Fire Department

11 am – 1 pm
Eddyville Community Hall
Contact Kay Kennicutt, Village Clerk
(308) 858-4535

SUMNER-EDDYVILLE-MILLER
PO Box 35 - Sumner, NE 68878
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