Boomerfest To Be Held Thursday, Open For All Ages

WAYNE – Join the fun during Boomerfest all-day Thursday, April 19 in Wayne as the event is to celebrate our seniors in Northeast Nebraska and the tri-state region, but also for the younger generation.

There’ll be a vendor/craft fair opening the day from 9 a.m. until Noon, a pitch tournament at 10 a.m. along with two performances from the Burt Heithold Band and The Salt Creek Band in the evening.

Formerly known as Elderfest for 13 years, the Second annual Boomerfest will be held at the Wayne City Auditorium, located at 220 S. Pearl Street again on Thursday, April 19. There is no cost to attend, just free will donation and if you want to purchase from vendors.

Hilda Pearson and Kyla Miller make up the 11-12-person committee. New this year is the 10-point pitch tournament, according to Pearson.

“Other questions I’ve had is what’s the cost, which of course it’s free.” Said Pearson. “And of course, there’ll will be prizes which end up being cash.”

For those wanting to attend, just show up and you’ll be paired with someone or bring your own partner.

Pearson has been a part of Elderfest in the past and is in her second year as a committee member while Miller added how she joined in her first year on the committee.

“Through Brookdale I took another ladies position that was previously from Brookdale,” Miller added. “I’m the Sales Manager…I worked in activities for two years before that.”

Donuts and coffee will be served in the morning, sandwiches will be added with cookies in the afternoon and in the evening,  there will be chips, cheese & crackers, popcorn and more.

Following a break in the afternoon come back for the Burt Heithold Band from 1 – 5 p.m. while the Salt Creek Band will perform from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. with an hour and a half in-between for attendees to visit downtown Wayne to shop and eat.

Like Boomerfest on Facebook as the event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau along with several corporate sponsors:

State Nebraska Bank, Providence Medical Center, Careage, Haseman Funeral Home, Wayne State College-Service Learning and Wayne Radio Works (Big Red Country/The City).