It's another big weekend here in Gothenburg as the Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee hosts the 2019 Nebraska & National Hand Cornhusking Championships at Hecox Farms. It's no small feat to organize an event of this magnitude and it doesn't just happen overnight. It takes a lot of foresight, a lot of planning, a lot of volunteer hours.
So to anyone who played a part, large or small, thank you in advance.
Whether you're a sponsor, vendor, volunteer or participant, you've contributed to one of the best attempts at keeping our ag history alive. Maybe you're on the front lines driving a team pulling a wagon. Or you might be gleaning corn behind contestants. Or you're the person picking up trash. From the most visible to the least, we need you.
The reason Gothenburg gets such positive feedback from events where we host folks from other parts of the state — or nation — is because of the people. We pull together, we work hard and we always, always, always do a great job. It's The Gothenburg Way.
I have no doubts this weekend will be more of the same.
And if you're one of the few who have not volunteered in some way to help with the Nebraska & National Hand Cornhusking Championships but you'd kind of like to see what it's all about, come on out to Hecox Farms on Saturday or Sunday (or both): one mile south of the interstate and 2.5 miles west. I think you'll be pleasantly impressed with what's going on. Don't wait too long and think you'll catch it next time, though. Next year, the state contest is in Holdrege and the national competition will be in Kansas.
Click HERE if you want to be part of history and volunteer for a couple of hours.
Click HERE to go to our Cornhusking website.
is the Executive Director of the Community Development Office, which encompasses the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce and the Gothenburg Improvement Company.