More about August...
Let’s kick off the month as we usually do — with the Smoky Valley Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 4. Browse those sweet rides parked under Swensson Park’s generous canopy of tree. All day. Thanks to the sponsors and veteran volunteer committee that make smooth work of this attraction each year.
Then comes a week’s visit from international vacation rental advocate and blogger Matt Landau. That’s Sunday, Aug. 12, to Sunday, Aug. 19. The July 16 News and Notes described the significance of Matt’s visit.
On Friday, Aug. 17, brace for Lindsbcorg's ever-popular Community Water Fight. That’s 5:30 p.m. at Swensson Park. Business sponsors are teaming up with Lindsborg’s great volunteer fire department to spout big water and provide a temporary pool for refilling everyone’s squirt toys. A dry zone is available for delighted watchers. Preceding the water fight in the park will be free art projects for children, and the products will be used to help spruce up the Viking Valley playground. More to come on this.
Here’s back-to-back fun. From 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, new and transferring Bethany College students and their families will be on a scavenger hunt in downtown Lindsborg. Of course, anyone and everyone is invited to come out and say hi to these VIPs. The main purpose is for students to collect stickers and selfies at various locations downtown as a way to get to know Lindsborg and what (and who) is available to help. Business and organizations that want to be on the scavenger hunt, please register by Aug. 3.
At 8 p.m that same day, Saturday, Aug. 18, don’t miss the next amazing Lindsborg Landmark Concert. Bring your lawn chairs to the Old Mill Bridge to hear the six-member band "Everyday Lights” including Lindsborg’s own Gus Applequist. The band bills itself as "classically trained musicians not playing classical music" — said otherwise, an alternative folk sound with great delivery and style. Free admission, thanks to sponsors.
On Monday, Aug. 20, there’s the Bethany College Job Fair that we noted in an earlier News and Notes. That’s 3-5 p.m. at Wallerstedt Learning Center by advance registration for employers. Find the Bethany College part-time student workers you want and need.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 25, don’t miss one savory and rockin' Lindsborg double header: First comes a BBQ competition and supper benefitting Smoky Valley After Prom. Then comes the annual Lindsborg street dance, this year featuring the band "Free Range Chicken" from 8 to 11 p.m. with opening music by singer/songwriter Sam Unruh from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pasted in below are details on the BBQ — both competition and serving. The street dance is yet another complimentary evening of entertainment for everyone sponsored by local businesses.
Yikes, hope all the details are correct in this quick write-through. We’ll try to keep you updated.