|Legacy sets day to celebrate spring|
|April 29, 2016 Jerry Purvis|
Suffering from cabin fever from this past winter? The Legacy of Plains Museum in Gering may have the remedy.
On Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum is celebrating the arrival of spring and May Day. “I thought it would be fun to invite people to come out for a lot of fun-filled activities,” said Legacy Director Sandra Reddish. “One of our board members is a science guy and he’s bringing out a bunch of fossils.”
Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw with the Panhandle Research Center will bring along some of his bugs to tell the story of how they benefit gardens. Beekeeper Ernie Griffiths will bring one of his hives and beekeeper gear to tell how bees benefit the environment, pollinate flowers, and produce honey.
Master Gardeners will share gardening tips and Aulick’s TLC is donating plants for the kids to take home and put in their own gardens. Information from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will also be available and David Wolf from North Platte Natural Resources District will talk about erosion and what people can do to prevent the damage it causes.
Kids can fly kites. The staff is going to try a Maypole Dance. Plus, the Gering Kiwanis will sell hotdogs that afternoon.
The Los Guadalupanos Dancers who are scheduled to perform at 11 a.m. and the choir from Western Nebraska Community College is slated to sing at 2 p.m.
“We want to help people get rid of the cabin fever that may have set in over the winter,” Reddish said. “We’ll have plenty of activities and you can pick up some tips on getting your garden started for the year.”