Hometown Happenings

03/25/2020 – HOT HOMETOWNS on KK93

We have experienced many changes in the past week, and the Crofton Community Club is working 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, newspaper, 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 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 Senior Center will be closed to in-house meals and all activities until further notice. They WILL however be providing home delivered meals for anyone and curbside pick-up meals for anyone. ALL meals will be for the noon meal until they reopen.  Please call as early as possible to order your meal, preferably by 10 am. 402-388-2365. The phone will be answered as early as 7:30 for the next few weeks.

The Crofton Journal will be free on their website until the quarantine is lifted.

St. Rose of Lima, All Saints, and Holy Family parishes announce that all public masses and communal celebrations of the sacraments or other liturgies are indefinitely suspended.

Crofton Community Schools and St. Rose of Lima Schools are closed until at least March 31st.

Crofton’s prom has been postponed. Date TBA.

St. Rose’s Fish Fry has been postponed. Date TBA.

St. Rose of Lima, All Saints, and Holy Family parishes announce that all public masses and communal celebrations of the sacraments or other liturgies are indefinitely suspended.

Main Street Treasures will be closed until further notice. No donations of items for sale can be accepted until they re-open.

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.

Crofton Community School is providing free breakfast and lunch using a grab and go method. The service is provided for current students, and they are available for children that are under school age as long as they have siblings in either St. Rose or Crofton Community Schools System. Monday meal pickups will include meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday meal pickups will include meals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Current Locations Include:
~Crofton Elementary School main entrance 10:00-Noon
~North Park (swimming pool parking lot) 10:00-10:20
~Catholic Church parking lot in Constance (outside the church) 10:30-11:00
~South Park (parking lot across from fire department) 10:00-10:30
~Community Bible Church west of town 10:45-11:15
~Toy Shed Storage Parking Lot (Weigand Road 1 mile west of Hwy 121) 10:00-10:20
~Housing Development neighborhood across from Murdo’s on Hwy 121 10:30-10:50
~South Yankton (Riverside Auto Body parking lot) 11:00-11:20

In order to get an accurate count, people requesting meals should contact the high school office at 402-388-2440 or by email to rwilken@croftonwarriors.org by noon on the Friday before Monday pickup and by noon on the Wednesday before Thursday pickup, and please let them know which location you plan to use. Students who would like meals will be required to be there in person, as this is a rule set by the state program.

Have you heard of the community bear hunt? It’s a fun little thing to do. People put a teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) in the front window of your home or business. People can take a walk or drive around town and see how many animals they can find. It’s gets you out of the house but still practicing social distancing and having some fun!

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 2pm, 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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