Hometown Happenings
HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS - 5/3/17

Crofton's youth program meets Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Join Crofton's youth program for fun and safe after school activities and learning.

Crofton Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 3rd from 12:30pm to 6:00pm at the Crofton Senior Center. Schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903. This blood drive is sponsored by the Crofton Community.

Geocaching: High Tech Scavenger Hunt; Join geocaching fun at Crofton's 125th Anniversary Cache Blast on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Over 70 new caches, each one sharing a bit of Crofton history. Opening registration will take place at the Lewis & Clark Pulley Museum at 105 W Main in Crofton. A breakfast buffet will be provided. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:00am and caches will be released after.

Main Street Treasures is a non-profit thrift store operated by volunteers. The store will sell clothing, housewares, small furniture, small appliances, lawn & garden items, toys, baby stuff, hunting accessories, and other items. Proceeds will benefit the Crofton area. Main Street Treasures is taking donations now, Wednesday through Friday from 2-6pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon, at 111 W Main Street in Crofton. Consider volunteering with Main Street Treasures. Like us on Facebook for updates. Opening day to be announced soon!

Senior Center News
~Blood Drive here at the Center on Wednesday the 3rd from 1-6.
~Vial of Life and health clinic Thursday the 4th, 5:30.
~Sunday breakfast the 7th; serving from 8-noon pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages and we've added ham to the menu, biscuits & sausage gravy and applesauce.
~Caregiver's Support Group meets the 10th at 1:30. Raffle on Thursday evening the 11th, baskets, cash, art work, just in time for Mother's Day.
~May birthday luncheon and Bingo on Wed., 17th.

St. Rose News
Thursday, May 4 -- 7/8 Grade travel to Watershed Festival in Yankton
Friday, May 5 -- May Crowning @ mass
Monday, May 8 -- 5th Grade travel to Aquafest at WSC and 7/8 Grade Track Meet @ Creighton
Thursday, May 11 -- Spring Concert, Art Fair, & Raffle 7:00
Sunday, May 14 -- 8th Grade Graduation @ 8:30 Mass
Tuesday, May 16 -- Grades 1-6 Track & Field Day and Tuesday/Thursday Preschool last day
Wednesday, May 17 -- Preschool Graduation @ 7:00 MWF & Afternoon preschool last day
Thursday, May 18 -- (Tentative) Last Day of School 12:00 Dismissal

The Crofton Alumni invitations are mailed out for the 52nd Annual Crofton High School Banquet Saturday July 1. All 5 years classes will be honored with reserved seating. Please note there will be limited seating so please make reservations early. If you have not received an invitation or have questions, please contact Charleen Buschkamp at 402-841-6769. See ya there!

The 2016 Crofton Alumni directory is for sale at People's Grocery & Crofton Farmers & Merchants State Bank for $10.

Next Q125 meeting Monday May 22, 7:00 pm L&C Pulley Museum. Q125 Store open Saturday and Sundays 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. If you are looking for a Mother's Day present or graduation gift stop by and check out all the souvenirs available. Cookbooks always make a great gift. Second annual Father/Daughter dance will be on June 9th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm at City Auditorium. Get your parade entry forms in as soon as possible. They are due by June 1. They can be found on the Q1 25 website www.croftonq125.com or picked up at the Peoples grocery store in Crofton Ne. Also check out our website for latest updates.

Crofton Q125 Store is now open Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:30am - 1pm.

Crofton's Q125 Committee encourages you to start looking for your pioneer clothing for the celebration. If you have extras, please consider donating them to Main Street Treasures so that others can use them.

Crofton Community Club's Annual 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament (men, women, or mixed) at Lakeview Golf Course Sunday, May 21st. 9:00am shotgun start. Golf, pin prizes, food, and fun! Cash payback flighted. Door prizes for everyone. $160/team entry fee with mulligans and meal included. Open to the first 24 teams signed up and paid. Send entry fee and team roster to Crofton Community Club, PO Box 295, Crofton, EN 68730 or register at Lakeview Golf Course 402-388-4552. Proceeds are used for the annual Crofton Community Club scholarships.

Corps of Discovery Welcome Center:
May 5th Elvis Rock and Remember Fundraising Concert @ the Dakota Theater- 7:30 pm

WJ Ranch presents Pam Tillis, Friday, September 8th at 8pm. Remember Pam's hits like "Shake the Sugar Tree", "Maybe It Was Memphis", "Don't Tell Me What to Do" and many more. She will be appearing as the "Pam Tillis Acoustic Trio". This female trio brings outstanding musicianship, instrumentation, and fantastic harmonies.

Crofton's 125th Anniversary Committee reminds you that souvenirs, apparel, and novelties make great gifts. Get yours at http://croftonq125.com/. Also view the schedule of next year's events.

For more information about Crofton's 125th Anniversary Celebration (July 1-4, 2017) and related happenings, visit
CroftonQ125.com or
Facebook - Crofton Q125
Crofton Q125 Store ... We're a community filled with a rich history of unpretentious people who want to preserve what makes our town unique.

Brothers of the Brush Rules:
Crofton Q125 Celebration 2017
There will be 3 divisions in the contest:
Division1: Men who start growing their beards on Feb.1, 2017 (If you started on Jan 1, 2017 we will allow this also)
Division 2: Men who have had a beard previous to Jan 1 or Feb 1, 2017 and want to continue growing them.
Division 3: Men who choose to shave. These folks are required to purchase a "Shaving Permit" button for $5.00 which must be worn when "out and about" in Crofton. If you do not wear your button you are subject to arrest by the "sheriff and his posse" and thrown in the klinger! A $5.00 fine must be paid either by the guilty party or a friend (or foe if that works) before the hombre is released. Crofton's Q125 Store is open Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. Stop by and pick out your Q125 souvenirs. Crofton's 125th Anniversary Committee reminds you that souvenirs, apparel, and novelties make great holiday gifts. Get yours at http://croftonq125.com/. Also view the schedule of next year's events. Plans are underway for many exciting events including:
History Pageant,
Fun Run/Glow Run,
Parade,
Street Dance,
Alumni Banquet,
Car Show,
Family Festival and music in the Park,
Food vendors,
Old Fashion Horse drawn machinery Show,
Antique Machinery Display,
Quilt Show,
Baseball,
Fireworks,
Pancake breakfast.

Crofton Community Club Bucks are available at Farmers and Merchants State Bank. They can be used at Crofton Community Club businesses and make great gifts for friends, teachers, service providers, and family members. Support local businesses.

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