Weeping Water Nebraska

Come Home for the Holidays Celebration

     Weeping Water's annual Come Home for the Holidays Celebration is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Included is a schedule of events for this weekend, reminders of activities, and also misc. new and updated information.

Come Home for the Holidays Schedule of Events


Soup Supper at the Lighthouse    5-7 p.m.
Fish Fry at Legion Club        5:30 – 7 p.m.
Parade of Trees –Legion Hall        6-9 p.m.
Wine/Microbrew Tasting-Legion Hall  6-9 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum     6-9 p.m.
Hayrack rides to view Christmas Lights(weather permitting)    6-9 p.m.
     (Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider available at the Lighthouse)
    Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH St-10a.m.-5p.m.    
   Open House/Christmas Sale at Other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St.-10a.m.-9p.m. Carole’s Flowers  & Gifts-506 S. East St-9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s 108 N Elm-7-9 p.m. & Cryin Creek Candles-4513 132nd St 10a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Fire Dept Pancake Feed at the Fire Barn    7-10 a.m.
Craft Show-Methodist Fellowship Hall        9a.m.-3 p.m.
UMW Cookie/Candy Sale and Lunch at Methodist Fellowship Hall 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parade of Trees Legion Hall            9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus – Legion Hall        10:00 a.m.
Soup/Sandwiches(provided by Rainbow Girls)-Masonic Temple 105 N. Clinton 11a.m.-1p.m.
Display of Decorated Cookie Contest-Legion Hall   9a.m.-3 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum – Bids Close at 2 p.m.
Pie/Cheesecake Sale(Lutheran Ladies Aid)  – Legion Hall    8 – 10 a.m.
Quilt Show– Lower Level of Farmers & Merchants Bank-9 a.m.-3 p.m.            
Santa’s Workshop – Community building            9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open House/Book Sale at the Library – Story Hour at 1 p.m.
Special Music provided throughout the day at the Methodist Church (schedule to be posted)
   Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles 4513 132nd St     10 a.m.-6 p.m.
   Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH ST. 10a.m.-5 p.m.  
   Open House/Christmas Sale at other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m;    
  Carole’s Flowers & Gifts-506 S East St. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s-108 N Elm 9a.m.-4p.m.

Enjoy Church Services at one of the five local churches
Parade of Trees – Legion Hall    Noon-3 p.m.
Christmas Angel Tea – Christian Church     2-4 p.m.
   Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles-4513 108th St – noon-6 p.m.;  
   Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas trees at Bloom Where You’re Planted 911 108th St – 1-5 p.m.

Prior to the weekend events, residents and businesses will participate in the Christmas decorating and lighting contest.

Annual Craft Show

When: Saturday, December 1, 2007
During the annual “Come Home for the Holidays” celebration
Where: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and Family Life Center
104 West Eldora
Weeping Water, NE
Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

All crafts, candles, clothing, home decorations, housewares, flea market items and collectibles are welcomed

$25.00 per table – payable in advance
No refunds

Doors will be open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday Morning for set up.  Help will be available to assist vendors with carrying in displays.


Silent Auction

Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Silent Auction” for the annual Come Home for the Holidays celebration. This will be the third year for the silent auction so we are expecting bigger and better things to come. One half of the proceeds will go towards the Weeping Water Ministerial Fund, which provides emergency funds for the area’s needy families or individuals on a needed basis. The other half of the profits will be donated to the Weeping Water Community Building Fund, which will benefit our entire community.

So here is what you can do to help!

Prepare a basket filled with goodies! Be creative! Theme baskets are always a hit. Some creative ideas are Kids Christmas baskets, baked goods baskets, dinner baskets, sports fan baskets, and pet supply baskets. Be sure to list the contents of the basket and the name of your club, organization, or business name on a card wither inside or outside the basket. Also include a minimum bid if necessary.

You can deliver your basket to Tammy’s Soap Shack or the Law Offices anytime. The deadline for dropping off baskets is November 30th at 2:00 pm.

Feel free to contact Doris, Barb, or Tammy with any questions or concerns about the auction.

Weeping Water Public Library Drawing

Who: Children from preschool-6th grade
What: $15 Barnes and Noble Gift Card Drawing
When: Saturday, December 1, 2007
Time: 1:30 p.m. Register before 1:30 p.m.
Where:Weeping Water Public Library

Bring your children to help support the Weeping Water Public Library and enter them in this fun drawing!

5th Annual Avoca Christmas Celebration

What: 5th Annual Tree Lighting
Soup and Sandwich Supper

Where: Avoca Town Hall
When: Sunday, December 2, 2007
Serving food from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting at Town Hall at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Will Donation

Sponsored by: Avoca Town Hall Committee
Come support and celebrate the holidays with our neighboring town!

Bloom Where You’re Planted ChristmasTrees

 Save gas and buy your fresh Christmas tree locally this year.  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm has a fresh delivery of Nebraska-grown, pre-cut Scotch pines priced at $25.00 each.  Trees range from 5.5-8 ft. and will be sold during "Christmas in the Country", the farm's holiday boutique event. 

Owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen say, "Our trees are grown in southeast Nebraska and are cut just a few days before our opening day. Trees sold by large retailers are cut weeks earlier and can’t compete with the freshness of our trees. And, since our trees aren’t trucked hundreds of miles to get here, it’s better for the environment!" 

Bloom Where You're Planted Farm will be open from Nov. 24-Dec. 9, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  The farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca.  To get there from Weeping Water, take the spur south of town to Hwy. 34, then 3 miles east and 1/2 mi. north.  Call 267-4104 or visit www.bloompumpkinpatch.com for more information.

FCCLA Food Drive: Weeping Water School reached their goal of 2,500 items of food to donate to the Weeping Water Food Pantry before the holiday season. The food drive was sponsored by FCCLA with the incentive if the goal was reached there would be no school on December 20th. The students and faculty collected a total amount of 2,549 cans to be donated. So...NO SCHOOL! Congratulations on helping with such a worthy cause!

Notice of Special Meeting

      Notice is hereby given, that a special meeting of the mayor and council of the city of Weeping Water, NE will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at City Hall. The meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for such a meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the city clerk. The agenda may be modified at such a meeting.

      Purpose of said meeting: Consider award of a bid for the Weeping Water Trail Project.

Kay Gerdes
City Clerk
  Library Board Meeting

Library board meetings for the Weeping Water Public Library have been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every other month.

Fall Story Hour

The Weeping Water public library would like to invite all preschoolers and their parents to attend story hour at the Weeping Water public library.

Every Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

**Story hour has been changed from Wednesday to Monday mornings**
Story hour is a very informal time that gets parents and their young children out of the house and also gives the children a chance to learn at a young age that reading is fun!

Precise Ice Learn to Skate

            Mahoney State Park is part of an official U.S.F.S.A. program for ages 4+ for learning to skate. The lessons take place on Saturdays. There are two sessions to choose from, the first on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, and 12 with your choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $70.00. The second session is available on Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, and 8 with a choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $80.00. Add an annual fee of $9.50 for a required year’s membership in the USFSA and administration costs. Skate rental is available from the park for $3.00. A park permit is also needed for entry into Mahoney State Park.

            Applications for the program are available at Weeping Water Public School. Send the completed application and check to:

Precise Ice
5144 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134 

For more information call 402-571-3030 

Community News

Ringing in the Season
The dynamic duo of Dee and Nancy have the BUILD Events Committee revved up for another memorable Christmas in Louisville with the
3rd Annual
Ringing in the Season Event Saturday December 8th.
Businesses are notified, that it is time to register your tree
For the Christmas Tree Lane
If you remember right, Physicians Clinic won 2 years in a row in '05, and '06 so Care Center, and Farmers Bank, Workman Precast,  WireBuilt..
I guess it is time to take it up a notch!
Good Advice to Last a Lifetime
And brighten your holiday season! 
Presented by Edward Jones and Main Street Jewelers
Date: Thursday, November 29
Place 422 Main St. Plattsmouth, NE
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For more information or to RSVP (space is limited), call:
(402) 296-0515
December 8, 5-8pm – Springfield at Heart Community Dinner at the First United Methodist Church. Free will donation accepted

2008 Weekly Drawing for 52 Weeks
$100 Winner Every Saturday!

Tickets are now on sale. 

To purchase tickets, contact any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Member:

Ed Blunt 994-3295, Miki Bruns 994-2770, Jennifer Brettmann, Theresa Brown, Mike Krass, John Oehlerking, Konia Jones, Ben Kastens, Jordan Peterson, Jen Kunz, and Jeff Clymer.




  • Friday, November 30: High School Boys and Girls Basketball game (JV, V) @ Weeping Water @ 4:30, 5:45, 7:15, 8:30 p.m. Come Home for the Holidays Celebration
  • Saturday, December 1: High School Boys and Girls Basketball game (C) @ Louisville @ 8:00 a.m. High School Wrestling Meet (JV, V) @ Friend @ 10:00 a.m. Come Home for the Holidays Celebration
  • Sunday, December 2: Come Home for the Holidays Celebration
  • Monday, December 3: Junior High Boys Basketball game @ Louisville @ 5:00 p.m. Fall Story Hour
  • Tuesday, December 4: High School Girls Basketball game (JV, V) @ Weeping Water @ 6:00, 7:30 p.m.  

Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!! 

  • Wedneday, November 28: National French Toast Day
  • Thursday, November 29: National Chocolate Day
  • Friday, November 30: Stay at Home Because You're Well Day
  • Saturday, December 1: Christmas Lights Day
  • Sunday, December 2: Have-a-Heart Day
  • Monday, December 3: Let's Hug Day
  • Tuesday, December 4: National Cookie Day