Hometown Happenings

08/12/2020 – HOT HOMETOWNS on Hot Country 93.1

Hello Crofton! We have experienced many changes in the past several months, and the Crofton Community Club is working hard to keep you up-to-date with public service announcements, closings, cancellations, and postponements. While we plan to continue with social distancing to protect the most vulnerable, we hope to connect with you via radio, social media, email, and phone. Please call your neighbors and loved ones and make sure they have what they need. Remember your local charities, churches, and businesses, and look for ways to support them, even if you cannot patronize them at this time. Be kind and be patient with service providers. You may want to call ahead before going places to make sure that they are accepting visitors. While we may not all be together, know that we are not alone.

The Crofton Community Club’s membership drive is happening now. Please join as individuals or as a business to support the Community Club’s activities.

The Crofton Community Sign would love to announce your special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and congratulatory messages. Please contact Erin Dennis at 402-388-4204 to get information on how to get messages for your loved ones on the community sign.

The Crofton Senior center is reopening on Monday August 17th. Lunch will be served at noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and dinner will be served at 6pm on Thursdays. When you call to reserve your meal, let the senior center know if you are choosing dine in, pick up, curbside delivery, or home delivery. Bingo will be on Mondays and Fridays from 1 to 3 starting August 17th.

Support the Crofton Senior Center by purchasing raffle tickets for your chances to win an iPad valued at $350, a meat package valued at $250, or a 24″ LG Smart TV valued at $150. Tickets are 1 for $3, 2 for $5, or 5 for $10.

Crofton’s Cruisin Day car show, grill fest, and city wide rummage sales will be held on Saturday, August 29th. Shine up your vehicles and get them entered in our car show in the shade. Enjoy delicious grilled food, a pop stand, and outdoor visiting.

The City Wide Garage Sales entry forms are available now. Sales will be Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th. $10 entry fee for cost of ads and map printing. All entries will be eligible for a drawing for $10 in Crofton Community Club Bucks. Contact Janet Lammers at 402-640-2173 for information or to rent a table in the city auditorium. Please turn in your forms by August 21st to ensure that your information will appear on the maps and in ads.

The Relay for Life of Knox County is going virtual this year on Saturday, August 22nd from 5pm to 10pm. Purchase a luminaria for $10 per name, or pay $20 to have a song requested. Send your payment to Laverta Mauch at PO Box 103, Crofton, NE 68730. It will be live streamed. Head to relayforlife.org/knoxcone or contact Laverta if you have any questions.

Nebraska Game and Parks Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area Weigand Marina is having a Lighted Boat Parade on Sunday, September 6th at 8pm. Register today at park headquarters at 402-388-4169. This year’s theme is Pirates. If you don’t have a boat to register, bring your lawn chairs and blankets while practicing social distancing. Judges will award prizes to winners in both divisions: Weigand Marina Slip Holders and Non-Slip Holders. Registrations are due by August 30th.

St. Rose of Lima Golf Tournament at Crofton Lakeview Golf Course on Sunday, September 20th. $160 entry fee for 4-person teams. $10 for two team mulligans. 9am shotgun start, registration starts at 8am. Cash prizes per flight plus pin prizes. Hole in One Cash prizes up to $1,000. Selling breakfast sandwiches at registration, and lunch is provided. Tournament is limited to the first 27 teams. Sign up today at Crofton Lakeview Golf Course, 402-388-4552.

The 55th Annual Crofton High School Alumni Banquet was cancelled this year due to Covid-19, but you can still support the Alumni Association. 2020 dues are $10 per alumnus. Crofton Alumni Cookbook is available for $8 and Crofton Alumni Directory will be available after September 1st for $10. Shipping is additional. Contact Terry Mueller if you have any questions.

Crofton Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30 to 6pm at the Crofton Auditorium. Appointments are required. Text LIFESERVE to 999-777, Call 800-287-4903, or visit lifeservebloodcenter.org to schedule your appointment today.

Check with your church leaders and church bulletins for lists of reopening guidelines for worship services in the coming weeks.

Crofton Community Club members: If you have an update or information to send to the public, please email us at croftoncommunityclub@gmail.com or message us on Facebook, and we will try to share your information. Continue to watch our social media pages and website at www.crofton-nebraska.com for more information.

Main Street Treasures is a non-profit thrift store operated by volunteers. The store sells clothing, housewares, small furniture, small appliances, lawn & garden items, toys, baby stuff, hunting accessories, and other items. Proceeds benefit the Crofton area. Main Street Treasures is open Wednesdays 10am to 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 3pm, and the first Sunday of the month 10am to 1pm.

Crofton Community Club Bucks make GREAT gifts for teachers, pastors, employees, grown children, & friends! They can be redeemed at any of our member locations, keeping dollars right here in our community. A full list of members are available on our website www.crofton-nebraska.com. Please call ahead to order: Larry Cooper at Farmers & Merchants State Bank. 402-388-4344. These “Bucks” work just like a check and cannot be redeemed for cash, so it is best to order in small increments of $10-$20

The Crofton Community Club is always looking for individuals and businesses to strive for the future of Crofton. Dues are reasonable and help support activities in and around the Crofton area. Visit our website or like us on Facebook and print off a new member form, or ask a current member for information. We would love to add you or your business to our list of members! Please download the PDF membership form for both individuals/couples and businesses – HERE

Erin Dennis

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