Thursday, July 28, 2011

Exeter Fun Days

With several additional events the community of Exeter definitely added more fun in their "Fun Days" event this year.
In addition to the street dance sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department, residents and guests were treated to a number of new and improved events.
The Fun Day started with a Car and Motorcycle show which was held downtown and sponsored by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.  Trophies were presented in four different classes.  Exeter's own 2011 National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen Deidre Stevens presented the trophies at the event.
Jim Smith of Friend placed first in the motorcycle division with his 1946 Harley Davidson.  Charlie Trauger placed first in the classic car division with his 1969 Chevy Impala.  Tom Husa of Exeter placed first in the Muscle Car division with his 1969 El Camino and Tim Wilbeck of Exeter placed first in the new model car division with his 2010 Mini Cooper.
The annual softball tournament hosted 12 teams for the daylong slow pitch festival down at Gilbert's Park fields and the Exeter Aquatic Center hosted all kinds of kid friendly games and fun. The Village of Exeter had a free swim for everyone and the Exeter Aquatic Center sponsored games and fun for all of the kids.  Kristen Hanneman organized all of the games and also provided the goodie bags and many of the prizes.  Each child received a prize and good bag before leaving.
The Exeter Chamber of Commerce donated two $20.00 Chamber Bucks certificates which were won by Jonah Bitz and Vicki Androyna.  Casey's General store provided two pizza and pop gift cards along with other prizes.
In the late afternoon the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department held a poker run before the street dance started.  This year the 10 and under and 14 and under softball teams served the food at the street dance and the fire department made a generous donation to help pay for their recent state tournament entries.  During the street dance the 14 and under softball team was recognized for winning the state softball tournament.
The Exeter Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Car and Bike Show at the Exeter Fun Days this year. Exeter Avenue was closed and the cars lined up.

During breaktime at the pool, the kids enjoyed games at the park.
 Nate Bigelow, an Exeter-Milligan student, pitches for his team at the Exeter Slow Pitch Tournament.

2011 National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen Deidre Stevens of Exeter presents a trophy for first place in the Classic Car division to Charles Trauger.

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