Second Annual First Responders Day To Offer Halloween Fun, Soup Cook-Off

NIOBRARA – For a second straight year, a First Responder’s Day event will be held at Niobrara State Park.

According to a release from Niobrara State Park, all first responders are invited to be a part of this fun filled event on Thursday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Anyone from firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, paramedics, doctors, nurses, park superintendents, conservation officers, military and sanitation workers are invited.

Niobrara State Park is located at 89261 522nd Avenue.

Each First Responder group interested in being a part of Niobrara State Park’s 1st Responder Day, will be given a designated campsite. Within this campsite, Niobrara State Park officials ask you decorate it in accordance with Halloween. Think outside the box, be creative and have a relaxing fun time. A traveling trophy for best campsite will be given out and presented to the winning team.

The general public is invited to dress up in costumes and walk camp site to camp site going trick or treating and do a little meet and greet with our first responders from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Junior and senior high schools are invited out to see and discuss the potential opportunities of being a First Responder.

A First Responder’s Soup Cook off will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. All responders are asked to bring their best soup recipe to the cook off. Judges selected by Niobrara State Park will come around from team to team and rate them 1-100. The overall highest average from the judges will be crowed the winner. Niobrara State Park will provide the traveling trophy to the winning team. At 6 p.m., guests can enjoy soup and congratulate the winning teams.

First Responders are being requested to respond to this event so park officials can plan the best location. To reserve your spot call Niobrara State Park at 402-857-3373 or visit

A park vehicle permit is required