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Greetings from Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here! 

Set amid brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Great stories start in Red Cloud--add your own chapter today!

Celebrate Red Cloud Street Car Days, Aug. 2nd-4th! 

Visit Red Cloud during our annual celebration! This year's theme is "Farm to Table, Friends to Neighbors: Nebraska Strong" and will honor multigenerational farm families during the parade downtown at 10:30am on Saturday, Aug. 3rd. Donations will be collected during the parade thanks to volunteers from the Gary Thompson Agency. 100% of the collection will go the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation's Disaster Assistance Fund--all of which goes to support Nebraska Farmers effected by flooding in 2019.

Events are too numerous too mention them all, but there will be fun for the whole family and all ages. Some of the highlights include: Civil War Reenactments all 3 three days, The Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund's "5K The Warrior Way" Obstacle Course and a Cornhole Tournament on Friday night, The 10th Annual Street Car Days Car Show presented by Jared's Auto Experts and Technet, classic rock and more from 9% at the Beer Garden on Saturday night, Mud Drags at the Speed Bowl and Lions' Club Pancake Fly-In Breakfast at the Airport on Sunday, special appearances by the American Legion Riders and Kool-Aid Man, vendors galore, and so much more. There will be a vendor raising funds to benefit the family of Cody Reutter, one of the drowning victims during the recent tragedy at Diversion Dam near Guide Rock.

You can download a full schedule of events by clicking this link: See the Full Schedule of Events! 

Click on the image above to see a video of Tourism & Commerce Director Jarrod McCartney discussing Street Car Days & Barnfest on NTV's the Good Life! 
Download the Street Car Days Poster/Schedule of Events

Republican River Stock Tank Float Debuts New Route

Tanking and tubing enthusiasts braved 100+ degree heat to compete in the 9th Annual Cowles Legion Republican River Stock Tank Float on Saturday, July 20th. Participants in this year's event got to christen a new route which wound through Franklin and Webster County, starting at the Old Riverton Bridge and ending at the Inavale Bridge. The new route meant lengthier voyages for the 15 or so vessels and innumerable tubers whom set sail on the Republican. Because of the heat and fears about flooding and an algae bloom upstream at Harlan County Reservoir, many likely contestants shied away. Next year's race will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cowles Legion taking over the race from the Chamber of Commerce. Tubers are welcome as always and participants are encouraged to spend the whole weekend exploring Webster County. For more information about the event, please contact Stacy Rasser at 402-746-4744. For details about the race itself, please read the July 24 edition of the Red Cloud Chief. 

Biz Kidz Camp Teaches Local Youth Entrepreneurial Skills

In late June, Aliese Hoffman (RCHS '09) from the University of Nebraska-Kearney's Center for Entrepreneurship & Rural Development organized a Biz Kidz camp for area youth ages 10-14. Participants from Red Cloud, Guide Rock, and as far away as Holstein gathered downtown and developed skills such as counting change and designing business cards in addition to creating their own products to sell. Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce was proud to be involved with this event and we are especially thankful to Hometown Market, Jared's Auto Experts, Shades West, and R Family Farms for sharing their expertise with the Biz Kidz, allowing the kids to learn more about local businesses and for giving behind the scenes tours.  Thanks as well to the National Willa Cather Center for allowing use of their space. 

Look for some of the Biz Kidz who will be vendors at the City Park during Street Car Days on Saturday, August 3rd and at the Historic Starke Round Barn during Barnfest on Sept. 21st. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIZ KIDZ

Webster County Fair & Rodeo

Red Cloud families joined forces with their friends throughout Webster County to celebrate and have a good time at the annual Fair & Rodeo in Bladen, which was held July 25th to July 27th. Read more about the fair in this story from the Hastings Tribune and mark your calendars for next year's event which will be held July 23-25th

National Willa Cather Center Looking for a Sites Manager

The Willa Cather Foundation (WCF) seeks a highly-organized, technically skilled, and multi-talented candidate to fill a new Sites Manager position. The Sites Manager will ensure the short- and long-term maintenance, security, and safety of the Foundation’s facilities and grounds. These properties include the National Willa Cather Center, the Red Cloud Opera House, nine sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and three historic churches. Click here for a full job description

Homes for Sale in Red Cloud via the Gary Thompson Agency

Thinking about relocating to or within Red Cloud? Then check out the properties listed by the Gary Thompson Agency on their website, including the 1344 sq ft, 3BR, 2 bath home pictured to the right. This property also has a fully finished basement, wood deck, 2 car attached and 1 car detached garage, sits on a large corner lot, and is located at 1040 N. Franklin, in one of the best neighborhoods in town. Contact Bridget Daehling for a showing or more information. 
Red Cloud in the News
Rio Hillman: Live at OTB! 
August 08, 2019 
Rockin' G Arena Horse Show
August 11, 2019
18 Hole 4 Man Scramble
September 22, 2019
Beauty in the Ordinary
August 09, 2019
Josh Hoyer: Live at OTB!  
August 31, 2019
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
September 22, 2019
BARNFEST 2019
 part of Ladies Weekend in Red Cloud (Sept. 20-22)

September 21, 2019
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Jared Lewis | Owner
Jared's Auto Experts and J&A Auto Supply
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Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce
P.O. Box 327
Red Cloud, NE 68970
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Thanks to Ashley Lewis, Shannon Schriner, Ashley Armstrong, Amy Roh/Hastings Tribune, Rockin' G Arena Horse Show, and The National Willa Cather Center for additional photos
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