RC&D Council Approves Projects for 2017
The Council completed the following projects – Pork ‘n Cork – an event held at Nissen Winery to introduce people to that facility and to learn from Humanities Nebraska speaker Marla Matkin about the 20-year history of the boom days of cattle towns and the soiled doves who worked the saloons to make a living; Ghost Walk – a living history event built around the Millerboro Cemetery and ghost town of Mars; Farmers Market 2016 – twelve vendors and many shoppers took advantage of the open-air fresh food market; Heritage Museum Passport Program – a pilot project involving 10 local museums working together to increase visitor traffic to their respective museums.
A third Grant Writing Workshop will be held in Plainview at the public library on December 14th. Speakers will be from USDA Rural Development on federal grants and loans available to communities, Nebraska Game & Parks on their wildlife grants offered and tips on being successful with those, the Shickley Story of philanthropic success and more, and there will be information on writing grant proposals so they speak to the potential funder by putting “your best foot forward”. Contact the RC&D office to register.
Three new projects were accepted which include hosting the Farmers Market again in 2017 with added items to entice more participants, an expansion of the Heritage Museum Network’s Passport Program, and being part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Storytelling Conference to be held at Ponca State Park in August of 2017.
The RC&D Council looks forward to continuing their service to citizens through projects that will make life better for people in Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Knox, Pierce, and Wayne counties.