This is an open invitation to you, your children, or to your group's organization to be a part of this year's FREEDOM FESTIVAL parade on July 4th in Murray!
Drive your go-cart, antique tractor, motorcycle, new or classic car, or ride your new bike or even a unicycle. If you want to walk on stilts as 'Uncle Sam', do cartwheels down the parade route, show off your martial arts skills, or bring your uniformed baseball, softball or soccer team, come on over to Murray and get in line for the parade. Get your friends at youth or church group to help decorate a truck or flatbed, then pile on the float and get in line!
NO pre-registration required, just show up and get in line. There is no cost to participate. Parade line-up begins at 6 p.m. with emergency vehicles, (police, fire and rescue), starting at Railroad Avenue, south of Young street. All other entries are to line up at the east parking lot of Conestoga Elementary School, 104 East High Street, Murray, NE. From the school, entrants will go one block east, to the grain elevator, falling in behind the emergency vehicles, turning west on Young Street and ending at Young Memorial Park. The route is about 8-9 blocks long.
Hope to see you in the parade!
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The Freedom Festival is seeking nominations for 'Grand Marshal' for this year's 4th of July event.
The Grand Marshal nominee should be someone who has had a positive influence in and around the surrounding area, not just in Murray. Whether by his/her volunteerism, patriotism or general contribution to society, this person could be a co-worker, teacher, good neighbor, or just a kind-hearted friend who helps to make our part of the world a better place in which to live.
Nominees will be considered at a meeting in June, (date to be decided), of the Freedom Festival. The public will have the opportunity to vote for this year's Grand Marshal at that time. The nominee with the most votes will then be notified and will be asked to honor the festival by leading the parade on the 4th.
If you would like to submit someone's name for consideration, please send their name and contact information along with a summary of their qualifications to: Freedom Festival, RE: Grand Marshal, P.O. Box 244, Murray, NE 68409. You must include your own name and contact information.
Entries must be received no later than June 20, 2016.
Volunteers needed for Union's CleanUp & GreenUP, Saturday, April 23rd - Sunday, April 24th! Those interested in helping with the litter pick-up, please meet at the Union Post Office on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (all materials will be provided!). Also, all volunteers and Union community members are invoted to the Community Luncheon after the litter pick-up at 11:30 a.m. at the park pavillion. All are welcome and donations will help support the Union Yankees baseball team!
Community Open House
April 13, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.
Union's steering committee is hosting an open house to gather input for Union's street study and comprehensive plan. All Union residents are encouraged to attend and let the committee know their thoughts on the future of Union!
Take the short survey using the link below:
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Rural Route Rust Vintage and Handmade Market set for April 16th. “Don't throw the past away, you might need it some rainy day.” This classic song lyric from the musical All That Jazz is true both in life and in home decorating, as shoppers at the Rural Route Rust Vintage and Handmade Market on April 16th will discover.
Using vintage pieces or reimagined antiques in the home or garden continues to be one of today’s hottest decorating trends. Examples include organizing with antique wooden boxes, making a statement light fixture out of a piece of farm equipment, or simply planting flowers in a rusty wheelbarrow. Decorating magazines, Pinterest, and television shows like Fixer Upper and Flea Market Flip demonstrate this trend.
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm, 911-108th Street, rural Avoca, NE is the home of the Rural Route Rust Vintage and Handmade Market. Fifty-five vendors from five states will showcase vintage goods and furniture, antiques, primitives, art and handcrafted gifts. The historic farm, which hosts a pumpkin patch festival each fall, features a two-story barn filled with vintage goods, farm animals, kids’ play areas, and food tents and trucks to service hungry shoppers. “This fourth-annual market will be our biggest and best yet,” said owner Teresa Lorensen. “These top-notch vendors have been collecting and creating all year and are ready to send you home with fun and unique decorating pieces, Mother’s Day gifts, and even plants and fresh flowers!”
Show hours on April 16 are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 for ages 12+. Parking is free.
MURRAY COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES
FRIDAY – SATURDAY
MAY 20-21, 2016
Time to start cleaning out your basement, cabinets, closets,
garage, and storage shed for your garage sale. Then, sign-up to
have your sale put on the map. Just copy and print the form below.
Please pay your fair share!
$12 for advertising costs and maps MUST be received
NO LATER THAN MAY 10th with this completed form.
ADDRESS of SALE_______________________________
CONTACT PHONE #______________________________
EMAIL (optional) ________________________________
Circle days of sale:
($12 whether you have a one or two-day sale.)
If space allows, please list 3 sale items on the map:
?’s Call Pat, 402-235-2926
Mail or bring form to:
201 N How Ave.
Murray, NE 68409-8403
Forms also available at Murray Post Office, Murray State Bank and Murray Town Hall.
FREEDOM FESTIVAL GARAGE SALE
If you don’t want to have your own garage sale,
consider donating your clean,unwanted items
to the MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL.
You will receive a receipt for your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
donation, as all proceeds from this sale will go
toward the events and fireworks display on July 4th.
Sorry, but we cannot accept mattresses, clothing, large lawn equipment, tires or large furniture.
Thank you for supporting the FREEDOM FESTIVAL!
If you have any questions, please call
John, 402-616-1367 or Pat, 402-235-2926.